Alumni & Giving

GSEHD alumni around the world fuel the engine of human progress and are a source of knowledge and leadership for meeting the needs of an ever-more-complex world. Together, we serve as a resource for our alumni community and those vested in education to tackle the most challenging problems in education. And our alumni, donors, and friends make generous contributions of their time, talents, and donations to help build a leading school of education and human development today and beyond.

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Benefits & Services

As a GSEHD alum, you have access to a network of industry leaders, professional development tools and other resources.

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Engaged alumni is key to the success of our growing community. It’s never too late to be an active alum.

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Gifts to GSEHD help to ensure its strength by supporting institutional priorities including financial aid, academic programs, and faculty support.

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Dean's Corner

Featured Alumni
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Dora Daniel
Principal and Global Performance and Learning Partner
LiveWorkLearn Enterprises, LLC
My masters in Educational Technology Leadership has prepared me to create technology-rich, just-in-time, interactive learning experiences for my clients that provide them with the needed performance support to build their careers or their businesses. This is learning for the 21st century!
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Dr. David Surratt
Associate Vice Chancellor (interim)
University of California, Berkeley
My doctorate in higher education administration (HEA) at GW gave me added knowledge and preparation to take on more prominent leadership roles in the higher education landscape. I'm thankful to GW and I'm glad that what I have learned continues to allow me to support and educate our future leaders, citizens, and movement builders during their college years.
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Dr. Lois F. Berlin
Interim Superintendent
Alexandria City Public Schools
I started work in the Alexandria City Public Schools as a preschool teacher the year I completed my GSEHD program and earned my master's degree. That was in 1980! The program prepared me well for my work with young children with special needs. Now I have returned after a 13-year separation from Alexandria and its good to be back where I spent 24 rich and fulfilling years of my career.
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Daniel Minot
College Counselor
KIPP DC: College Preparatory
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.

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In the News

GSEHD alumnus and GW Associate Dean of Students Dr. Tim Miller (Ed.D., Human and Organizational Learning) will be leaving GW after 16 years to become the next Vice President for Student Affairs at James Madison University (He has also taught as an adjunct professor in GSEHD's Organizational Leadership and Learning program.) Dr. Miller has two degrees from JMU (bachelor's and master's). He will begin his role there on June 1, 2018.

International Education Program faculty, students, and alumni represented GSEHD at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference in Mexico City. Participants included: Heidi Gibson, Dr. Laura Engel, Clark Boothby, Janet Gao, Jeffrey Coupe, Elizabeth Solem, Erik Child, Dr. James Williams, Dr. Meggan Madden, Ingrid Hall, Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser, Sadaf Asrar, Kavita Meengama, Kelsey Sherbondy, Hafsa Alvi, Sabrina Curtis, Jisun Jeong, Tory McKillop, Justin Rotundo, Aishwarya Khurana, Patrick Young and Wajiha Saqib.

The dissertation written by GSEHD alumna Dr. Wendy Cauley (Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) is this year's AERA Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership (LTEL) SIG Kottkamp Award Winner. Her dissertation is entitled "Data Use: Administrators' Perspectives." The award committee listed the dissertation's clear alignment with LTEL's mission and the relevancy of the topic to leadership preparation as some of the strengths.

GSEHD alumnus Dr. Drew Atchison (Ed.D., Education Policy) won the best dissertation award of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP).

GSEHD alumnus Dr. Kirk Nooks (Ed.D., Higher Education Administration) has been named the President of Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA, where he will assume his new position on June 1, 2018. Dr. Nooks is currently President at Metropolitan Community College-Longview in Lee’s Summit, MO.
“I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Nooks back to the University System of Georgia as President of Gordon State College,” Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “His past experiences in higher education will be an asset in helping to increase Gordon State’s enrollment and provide a strong foundation for the college.”