Diversity - Alumni

As a result of their studies, experiences, and excellent faculty guidance, GSEHD alumni are expert makers of change. Their gained knowledge and inclusive leadership meets the needs of an ever-complex-world and aids them in tackling the most challenging problems in education and human development.

Alumni Features on EdFix

EdFix is GSEHD’s official podcast hosted by Dean Michael Feuer. EdFix aims to open the conversation about the practice and promise of education, as well as tackle some of education’s most complex issues through discussions with researchers, practitioners, policymakers. Amongst regular guests on EdFix are GSEHD alumni who share effective strategies and provocative ideas that themselves and others use to work towards positive and inclusive changes in the realm of education.

Episode 16: “What if a robot takes my job?” Workforce Development in an Era of Change What is the real impact of technology and process transformation on American workers? Are we doing enough to prepare the modern workforce at a time of growing inequality and stagnant wage growth? Dr. Mary Kay Vona, Principal in Ernst & Young LLP's People Advisory Services, and Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ, Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Learning, discuss the changing nature of work, talent shortages in the U.S., and curricula to support the jobs of the future.


Alumni Making a Difference


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

May 21, 2024

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

GW Faculty, Students & Alumni Help Revise 2024 UNESCO Global Citizenship Education in a Digital Age Teacher Guidelines

May 21, 2024

Dr. Engel along with a team of GW students and alumni helped to write and revise the UNESCO Global Citizenship Education in a Digital Age Teacher Guidelines.

Alumna, Dr. Emerald Christopher, Named Race and Social Equity Officer for City of Alexandria

May 21, 2024

GSEHD alumna Dr. Emerald Christopher (master's, Higher Education Administration) will serve as the City of Alexandria’s new Race and Social Equity Officer.

Breaking the Code: Empowering Girls in Bangladesh to Bridge the Gender Gap in Tech

GSEHD alumna Dr. Farhana Faruqe Received Grant to Help Prepare Students for Careers in AI
May 21, 2024

Dr. Farhana Faruqe (Ph.D. in Edu, Human Tech Collaboration), is focused on setting students up for success in the field of trustworthy artificial intelligence. 

Alumna, Dr. Sydney Savion, Named Vanderbilt's Vice Chancellor for People, Culture & Belonging

May 21, 2024

Dr. Sydney Savion (EdD, Human and Organizational Learning) has been named Vanderbilt University's inaugural Vice Chancellor for People, Culture, and Belonging.

GSEHD Faculty, Students, Alumni Share Research and Keynotes at 2023 JCT/Bergamo Conference

May 21, 2024

GSEHD was well represented by our faculty, students and alumni at the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT) Conference in Dayton, OH.

GSEHD Alumna, Dr. Melvina Noel, Publishes Book

May 21, 2024

GSEHD alumna Dr. Melvina Noel (Ed.D., Higher Education Administration) has published the book, Chef Edna: Queen of Southern Cooking, Edna Lewis.

Good Morning Washington Interviews Alumna: Spotlight on Health Equity in D.C.

May 21, 2024

Dr. Maranda C. Ward (Ed.D., Curriculum and Pedagogy) discussed Juneteenth and health equity in D.C. on Good Morning Washington.