Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at GSEHD


Making a Difference While Serving Communities Near and Far

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) is dedicated to fostering an inclusive community of scholars and citizens committed to serving diverse populations. We actively embrace individual, group, and social differences to promote equity, accessibility, and excellence for all.

As educators, counselors, and leaders, we are driven by a deep passion for inclusivity, which is the driving force behind our mission to positively impact the lives of those we serve. We firmly believe that our community thrives through open and respectful sharing of ideas, knowledge, and experiences, all of which contribute to the greater good.

Every member of our community is valued, and we are steadfast in our commitment to advancing research, practice, and policy in counseling, education, human and organizational development for all participants, at all levels, and across diverse locations.





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GSEHD Alumni Provide Insight on Inclusivity, Diversity, and Accessibility in Education

Four International Education Program (IEP) Alumni (Alison Grimsland, Matt Sacco, Ben Sylla, and William Webber) recently returned to GSEHD discuss their career paths and provide advice to current IEP students.

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Conversations that Matter: Art that Uplifts

Maxine Greene, the noted philosopher of arts, aesthetics, and democracy in education, observed: "Justice, equality, freedom - these are as important to us as the arts, and we believe they can infuse each other, perhaps making some difference at a troubled time."





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GSEHD DEI In the News


Trauma Counseling for LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers with Dr. Mina Attia

May 2, 2024

Dr. Mina Attia was interviewed for the National Board of Certified Counselors newsletter article, "Trauma Counseling for LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers."

GSEHD Alumna, Dr. Amber Samuels, Recognized for Community Action in Field of Counseling

May 2, 2024

Alumna Dr. Amber Samuels was recognized by the Maryland Counseling Assoc. and Counselors for Social Justice (a division of the American Counseling Assoc.).

GSEHD Student Wins $15,000 in GW's New Venture Competition

Saleh Sani Placed 2nd for Social Innovation
April 16, 2024

GSEHD doctoral student Saleh Sani (EdD, Human and Organizational Learning) was awarded $15,000 in GW's New Venture Competition for his project Goalplus.

Museum Education Student Hosts Fulbright Group as part of Field Placement

April 10, 2024

Dana Golan Miller, a Museum Education Program master's student, hosted a group of Fulbright Israel Public Humanities Fellows as part of her field placement.

Israel Education Program Highlighted in Jewish Standard's Article

"Educators Learn to Teach about Israel"
April 10, 2024

GSEHD's program in Israel Education was highlighted in the Jewish Standard's article, "Educators learn to teach about Israel." Faculty and students quoted.

Drs. Cha and Nakamura Receive GW Sigur Center for Asian Studies Summer Research Grants

April 10, 2024

Dr. Jihae Cha and Dr. Yoshie Nakamura were each awarded a GW Sigur Center for Asian Studies Summer Research Grant for proposed research studies.

Dr. Nakamura's Open@WRLC Grant Proposal Expected to Result in Textbook Savings and Classroom Equity

April 10, 2024

Dr. Yoshie Nakamura's grant application for the Open@WRLC Faculty Course Transformation Program has been accepted.

Five Tools and Resources for Special Education Teachers and Administrators

April 2, 2024

By utilizing these 5 special education teaching methods and resources, you can help create a supportive and inclusive classroom to reach all learners.