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


International Education alumni (Alison Grimsland, Matt Sacco, Ben Sylla, William Webber) return to discuss their career paths and give advice to students.
Alumni of the HOL Executive Leadership Program recorded a podcast on diversity and inclusion on the Amplified Research Speakerbox podcast.
GSEHD alumna Dr. Leah Zimmerman (EdD Special Education) named executive director of Penn State's Student Disability Resources Office.
Hala Abdulaziz Aseel (Counseling) was highlighted in the Arab News article, "The Face: Hala Abdulaziz Aseel, Saudi campaigner for awareness of mental..."
GSEHD alumnus Glen Gummess (master's, Educational Technology Leadership) produced a documentary, "From Slavery to Glory," aired on Chicago WTTW-TV.