Strengthen our Global Competitiveness

Our ability to compete globally means that we must meet the educational needs of the 21st century. CEHD students take advantage of global partnerships and study-abroad experiences to increase their understanding of other cultures, international education and world issues.


Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle Honors Inspiring CEHD Students & Faculty

While every woman is powerful in her own right, women working together can be an even greater force for change—in their workplaces, in their communities, and in the world. Founded in 2002, the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) was created to engage interest in philanthropy and channel it into initiatives that support women’s leadership. Our […]


What My Arctic Expedition Taught Me About Climate Change

This past April, I led a four-person team that traveled more than 170 miles across the Canadian Arctic, from Arctic Bay to Pond Inlet. We used snowshoes and skis, braving temperatures that often reached -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Along the way we faced a few challenges, but nothing compared to the ones that are currently facing […]


Teaching College Students How to Build Good Credit

As a professor at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), I’ve researched many ways of teaching college students how to build good credit. Developing responsible credit habits is a crucial part of a college student’s financial education; in this article I’ll give parents and teachers some guidelines for teaching college […]


The Publication Gap: Western Bias in Educational Psychology Journals

Throughout my career, I’ve been interested in studying children’s memory and learning, particularly as it relates to reading and comprehension. In these and other areas of educational psychology there’s been a large base of research accumulated, but how much of it is really accurate for children around the world? Based on a study of three […]


UMN CEHD Students Present at the Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Conducting high-level research is challenging, but it was only the first step for eight Ph.D. candidates from the University of Minnesota CEHD. The second step may have been even more challenging: simplifying complex work – sometimes years’ worth of it – into a three-minute presentation before people with limited knowledge of the subject. To present […]