Welcome to GW's GSEHD

It is an exciting time to be part of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development as we debate and engage in some of our nation's most important policy issues. Here, we believe that education has been and will continue to be the single greatest contributor to the public good and the nation's future. I'm looking forward to meeting and discussing these critical topics with you.


Dean Michael J. Feuer Ph.D.

Visit the Dean's blog - Feuer Consideration

UNESCO Chair

GW's UNESCO Chair in International Education for Development

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Make a Difference

Through philanthropy, you can help GSEHD continue to address issues in education and human development.

Information Sessions
Aug 15
Educational Administration & Policy Studies
Online Session
Aug 18
Educational Leadership & Administration
Online Session
Sep 15
Educational Administration & Policy Studies
Online Session
Sep 19
Educational Administration & Policy Studies
Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 19
Educational Administration & Policy Studies
Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 24
Educational Administration & Policy Studies
Newport News, VA
Oct 06
Educational Administration & Policy Studies
Online Session
Critical Dates
Jul 29
Last day to defend dissertation
Aug 15
Proquest Submission Deadline (submitted and approved)
Aug 27
New Student Orientation
Aug 29
First Day of Classes
Sep 12
First Day to Defend Dissertations
Oct 01
Applications for Comprehensive Exams Due
Oct 01
Applications for Graduation Due for fall graduates
In the News

GSEHD's Master's in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts (EE/JCA) hosted the first SymPop event at the beginning of June. SymPop was imagined, conceived and executed by Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit (CCAS) together with Dr. Ben Jacobs (GSEHD), with help from numerous faculty and staff. As Jenna described it, SymPop is "a celebration of Jewish cultural expression…an exercise in improvisation, creative problem-solving and innovation … a 24-hour immersive experience - equal parts happening and hackathon - that draws together a diverse community of people with a strong stake in developing and sustaining a robust Jewish cultural presence."

GSEHD's Master's in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts (EE/JCA) hosted the first SymPop event at the beginning of June. SymPop was imagined, conceived and executed by Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit (CCAS) together with Dr. Ben Jacobs (GSEHD), with help from numerous faculty and staff. As Jenna described it, SymPop is "a celebration of Jewish cultural expression…an exercise in improvisation, creative problem-solving and innovation … a 24-hour immersive experience - equal parts happening and hackathon - that draws together a diverse community of people with a strong stake in developing and sustaining a robust Jewish cultural presence."

Dr. Carol Kochhar-Bryant served on a 3-part webinar panel and convening hosted by the National Disability Rights Network on Cross Sector Collaboration to Improve Health Equity for Individuals with Disabilities by Strengthening Transition to College, Career and Community.

Dr. Joshua Glazer was quoted in the Associated Press' Experts Warn of Murky Results From Charter-Driven Schools about an initiative underway in North Carolina.

Dr. Laura Engel was a panelist at a GEMS World Academy event in Chicago on global citizenship education. The panelists discussed why it is important for global citizenship to be a part of today's education programs and the attributes that make someone a global citizen: creativity, problem-solving skills and the ability to work with different kinds of people. In addition, global citizenship education helps students approach problems with compassion and empathy.

Dr. Natalie Milman spoke at Queens College as part of their Expanding Online at QC: Spring 2016 symposium speakers project. She presented Designing Online and Blended Learning to Foster Diverse Students' Needs and Learning: Factors and Best Practices for Success.

Dean Michael Feuer was the featured speaker at the George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) graduation in the Marvin Center on June 26. This is the 5th cohort of students to graduate from GWUOHS. This year's group of seniors received more than $3 million in scholarship awards, and one of the GWUOHS graduates will be attending GW this fall.

Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ participated in the Labor and Employment Relations Association conference in Minneapolis where she presented a paper entitled: Workforce Planning and Development in Times of Systems Delivery Change in Healthcare. Dr. Scully-Russ also moderated a panel discussion involving the National Director of Labor Relations of Kaiser-Permanente and the Executive Director of the Coalition of Kaiser-Permanent Unions on Kaiser's joint governance system and its union-management approach to systems deliver change.

In the School Counseling program I was supported by colleagues who shared my vision and inspired me to push forward despite the challenges we faced together. The professors taught me not only about school counseling, but also transformed the way I see myself in my field. They were instrumental to my post-graduate success.
Brianna Rodriguez

School Counselor
Prince William County, VA

As a career changer this program has served me well as I use the skills on a daily basis as a Professional School Counselor at T.C. Williams High School.
Stacy Morris

School Counselor
Alexandria City Public Schools

The School Counseling program offered me superb classroom instruction strengthened by practical training. I interned in DC Public Schools, improved my counseling skills in GSEHD’s Community Counseling Center and landed a great position working as a high school counselor for low-income, first-generation, college bound students.
Daniel Minot

College Counselor
KIPP DC: College Preparatory

In the News

GSEHD alumnus Topher Kandik has been named 2016 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year! "What makes Mr. Kandik's classroom special isn't just that his students score above average on state assessments," said SEED DC Head of School Adrian Manuel. "It's that his students develop a real joy for learning and intellectual engagement that will help them become not just strong students, but intelligent and engaged adults." As the DC Teacher of the Year, he is entered into the National Teacher of the Year competition.

Dr. Susan Swayze, Associate Professor of Educational Research, and Dr. Rick Jakeman, Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration, co-authored the chapter The role of philanthropy on the strategic planning process of a selective Liberal Arts and Science College with HEA EdD alumnus Dr. Wayne Webster. This chapter is part of a larger text focusing on the emerging role of philanthropy on institutions of higher education.

GSEHD alumna Virginia Bolano, principal of Harold F. Scott Elementary School, was highlighted in the Warkwick Beacon's Veteran Principal Hopes to Close Her Career at Scott School.

Doran Gresham, GSEHD alumnus, recently published a book: Why The SUN Rises: The Faces and Stories of Women in Education.

Teresa Speciale, GSEHD alumna (international education) was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to support her year-long research project, "A View from the Middle — Language Education and the 'Middle Class' in Dakar, Senegal." (Teresa is a doctoral student of comparative and international education at the University of Wisconsin.) Her research expands on the work she completed for her GSEHD master's thesis.

The Dean's Distinguished Guest Speaker Series hosted a talk by Dr. Jane Shore, GSEHD alumna and Research Scientist at Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success and the Center for English Language Learning and Assessment at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Dr. Shore presented on assessments tied to intervention research, measurement innovation and non-traditional outcomes, and ETS social mission related populations (adult learners, immigrant/EL learners, and out of school youth/vocational learners).

Dr. Michaele C. Samuel, GSEHD alumna, was interviewed by CBS Baltimore in Baltimore Education Coach Facilitates Care For Students Needs.