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The Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) strives to be an inclusive community of scholars and citizens who serve diverse populations by engaging individual, group, and social differences in pursuit of equity, accessibility, and excellence for all. As educators, counselors, and leaders it is our passion for inclusivity that guides and fuels our commitment to making a difference in the lives of those we serve. We value everyone in our community and maintain our commitment to enhance the research, practice, and policy of counseling, education, and human & organizational development for all participants, at all levels, and wherever they may be.


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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.

Gabriel "Asheru" Benn speaking at Conversations that Matter

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."


GSEHD professor Dwayne Kwaysee Wright described how and why the new program was developed.
GSEHD is offering a new master’s program in higher education administration with a concentration on social justice.

Dean Michael Feuer's piece, "Sure, Envision a New Public School System. But Don't Ignore the Emergency at Hand," was highlighted in the National Superintendents Roundtable News.

Dr. Delishia Pittman presented on the panel, "Can you see me? Honoring Black Mental Health During a Double Pandemic," hosted by the DC Psychological Association with Drs. Jessica Smedley and Candice

This past November, Dr. Hergenrather hosted a training session in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots entitled: "An Inclusive LGBTQIA...

A study co-authored by Dr. Lionel Howard (GSEHD Professor & Educational Leadership Department Chair) alongside Devin English (Rutgers University, lead author/researcher, GW grad), Sharon Lamber (GW




June 29, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Leading with PRIDE: A Conversation with DCPS Deputy Chancellor Kim

2022 Pride Forum Event

Join GSEHD for a conversation with DCPS Deputy Chancellor Melissa Kim about equity initiatives focused on LGBTQIA+ students.

June 22, 2022 - 12:00 PM

Doing DEI with PRIDE

2022 Pride Forum Event

Join GSEHD at the 2022 Pride Forum event: Doing DEI with PRIDE.

April 28, 2022 - 5:30 PM

Radioactive: How a Podcast Brought Difficult History Back to the Classroom

Conversations that Matter

Join us for the next edition of the Conversations that Matter lecture series: Radioactive - How a Podcast Brought Difficult History Back to the Classroom.

April 27, 2022 - 6:00 PM

"We Really Come from Something:” Reclaiming Space, Place, and a Bilingual/Bicultural Future in California’s Breadbasket

Education and Inequality Research Colloquium

Join us for the Education and Inequality Research Colloquium event: "We Really Come from Something."

April 6, 2022 - 12:00 PM

Antisemitism 101: A Community Dialogue

Conversations that Matter

Join GSEHD for Antisemitism 101: A Community Dialogue.

March 23, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Black Taxes: African American Doctoral Students Experiencing Tokenism at Predominantly White Institutions

Ecology of Education featuring Dr. Deniece Dortch

Learn more about GW, GSEHD, and the Ecology of Education lecture series.

March 23, 2022 - 6:00 PM

Willful Defiance: The Move to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline

Education and Inequality Research Colloquium

Learn more about GW, GSEHD, and the Education and Inequality Research Colloquium.

February 17, 2022 - 12:00 PM

Reflections on Education and Equity and the "New Taliban in Afghanistan - Old Wine in New Bottles"

UNESCO Speaker Series

Learn more about GW, GSEHD, and the UNESCO Speaker Series.

January 27, 2022 - 12:00 PM

Education for Global Sustainability: From Ideas to Action

Learn more about GW, GSEHD, and the "Education for Global Sustainability: From Ideas to Action" webinar.