Diversity - Students

GSEHD offers students a wide array of programs to choose from, but what unites our students is each program’s commitment to make a difference. Through courses, partnerships, internships, and study abroad programs, GSEHD students actively use their studies to be of service to marginalized and underserved communities.

Student 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 students who are using their research and studies to work towards positive and inclusive changes in the realm of education.

Episode 4: "He looks like me!" How a Book Club for Boys Inspired a Culture of Reading at a D.C. School In 2010, only 20% of the students at D.C.’s Truesdell Education Campus could read on grade level. Eight years later, more than 87% can read on or above grade level--and they love reading! How did this school turn it around? Principal Mary Ann Stinson and Assistant Principal Michael Redmond II, both GSEHD doctoral students, share their creative strategies, data-driven approach, and unwavering commitment to closing the opportunity gap in their school community.



ARC Multicultural Student Group


The ARC is an open and inclusive space for underrepresented students to create community, discuss issues and share personal experiences. The Arc strives empowers underrepresented populations by honoring their individual experiences, facilitate educational opportunities and conversations for the GSEHD community, and affirm and celebrate the unique nature of our students.



Partners + Relationships = International Meaningful Experiences (GSEHD PRIME) was launched in order to build connections and friendships between GSEHD's international and domestic students. The purpose of the program is to provide incoming international students with a support network to help with their transition to DC and life as a graduate student, while at the same time providing domestic students the opportunity to learn about other cultures, explore DC, and connect to the GSEHD community.


See How GSEHD Students are Making a Difference

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

Saleh Sani Placed 2nd for Social Innovation
June 22, 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

June 22, 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.

Doctoral Student, Louis Roberts, Wins 2024 International Impact Book Award

June 22, 2024

GSEHD student Louis Roberts (Educational Leadership Administration) received an International Impact Book Award for his children's book, Brown Girls Do It All.

GSEHD Student, Saleh Sani, Named Finalist in 2024 New Venture Competition

Sani's Platform, Goalplus, is a Top Contender in the Social Innovation Track
June 22, 2024

Saleh Sani's platform, Goalplus, has made it to the final round of the 2024 New Venture Competition. Goalplus hopes to challenge the rec sports landscape.

Doc Candidate Sravya Gummaluri Receives 2024 AMCD Emerging Graduate Student Leader Award

June 22, 2024

PhD in Counseling student Sravya Gummaluri was selected as 2024 Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development Emerging Graduate Student Leader.

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

June 22, 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.

Dr. Nakamura and Student Published, "From Tradition to Transformation: The Social Entrepreneurial Journey of Japanese Women"

June 22, 2024

Dr. Yoshie Nakamura, student Jessica Hinshaw, and colleague published article in the New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Journal.

Doctoral Student, Catherine Wigginton, Published Book

Wigginton's book explores motherhood, friendship and America’s racial reckoning.
June 22, 2024

Wigginton's fiction book, “Rebecca, Not Becky,” is co-authored with Christine Platt and explores motherhood, friendship and America’s racial reckoning.