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.


Driven to Discover at the Minnesota State Fair

The Great Minnesota Get-Together has arrived once again. As usual, there will be a variety of exciting food and entertainment experiences, but also a unique opportunity for the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). Because the 2016 Minnesota State Fair provides CEHD researchers access to a wide cross-section of the state’s population, our Driven […]


How Conservative Think Tanks Helped Create the Age of Trump

If you follow politics, whether on cable news, newspapers or online, you’ve seen experts from conservative organizations like the Brookings Institute, the Center for American Progress or the American Enterprise Institute commenting on matters of foreign relations, domestic policy and the economy. While these “think tanks” play a large role in shaping our nation’s public […]


Cross-Cultural Leadership Training: What Works and What Doesn’t?

In addition to being a faculty member and researcher at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) for the past seven years, I’ve spent 30 years in the leadership development field. Over the years, I noticed a pattern in the development of leadership training models. Generally, an organization in America or […]


Promoting Sustainable Practices and Green Initiatives in Professional Sports

I’ve spent my career helping students begin their careers in sports management. Along the way, I’ve learned that professional sports – which are so central to our culture – give us opportunities to not only build successful teams and franchises, but educate the public on sustainable practices. Here at the University of Minnesota CEHD’s School […]


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 […]