The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) faculty and staff conduct research to reveal teaching and learning solutions that improve lives by enhancing the psychological, physical and social growth and development of children, youth and adults. CEHD faculty and graduates apply the knowledge they’ve gained in centers, classrooms and labs to make the community a better place.

Aaron Doering

Aaron Doering, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • LT Media Lab

Dr. Doering is a professor in learning technologies and co-director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab. He holds the Bonnie Westby-Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology and is a […]

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Abigail Gewirtz

Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Family Social Science and the Institute of Child Development
  • Principal Investigator, ADAPT
  • College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)
  • University of Minnesota

Abi’s research focuses on the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices focused on parenting in highly-stressed families. Her research projects have included diverse populations of families exposed to adversity. These […]

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Amanda Sullivan

Amanda Sullivan, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Educational Psychology
  • College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Amanda Sullivan’s work focuses on identifying education and health disparities among minority children, as well as understanding the equity and effectiveness of the educational and health services they receive. […]

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Amy Krentzman

Amy Krentzman, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D., Master of Social Work
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
  • College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Amy Krentzman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Twin Cities, where she teaches reflective listening, motivational interviewing, and advanced practice evaluation. Her […]

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Amy Susman-Stillman

Amy Susman-Stillman, Ph.D.

  • Co-Director, Center for Early Education and Development

As Co-Director of CEED, Amy’s interests focus on promoting strategies to improve the quality of early care and education care in-home and center-based settings, meeting the diverse needs of the […]

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Angela Ruggiero

Angela Ruggiero

  • President, Women’s Sports Foundation
  • College of Education and Human Development Alumna

Angela is a four-time Olympic medalist and current member of both the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and International Olympic Committee (IOC). She is also President of the Women’s Sports […]

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Angie Pohl

Angie Pohl

  • Research Associate
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • Institute on Community Integration

Angie’s research focuses on student engagement, self-regulated learning, bridging K-12 and postsecondary education, and preparing all students for postsecondary education. She provides training nationally and internationally on Check & Connect, […]

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Ann Masten

Ann Masten, Ph.D.

  • Regents Professor
  • Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychology
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor
  • Institute of Child Development

Dr. Masten directs the Project Competence Studies of Risk and Resilience, including the Project Competence Longitudinal Study, which has followed a sample of community children and their families for more […]

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Anthony Albecker

Anthony Albecker, Ph.D.

  • McNair Scholars Director
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • University of Minnesota

Albecker received an M.A. in communications from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a masters certificate in postsecondary developmental education from the University of Minnesota. His professional and academic interests revolve […]

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Asha Jitendra

Asha Jitendra, Ph.D.

  • Educational Psychology professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Before joining the faculty at CEHD at the University of Minnesota, Asha Jitendra was a professor for 14 years at Lehigh University and faculty for three years to the Center […]

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Beth Lewis, Ph.D.

Beth Lewis, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity
  • School of Kinesiology
  • College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Beth Lewis researches the effectiveness of non face-to-face behavioral interventions for physical activity promotion among sedentary adults. She tests various motivational strategies to make physical activity a part of […]

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Bic Ngo, Ph.D.

Bic Ngo, Ph.D.

  • Rodney S. Wallace Professor for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • College of Education and Human Development

Bic Ngo, Ph.D., explores the understandings and influences of culture and “difference” on immigrant students’ education, and the implications for how we theorize identity, culturally relevant pedagogy and anti-oppressive education. […]

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Bodong Chen, Ph.D.

Bodong Chen, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Faculty Researcher, LT Media Lab
  • College of Education and Human Development

Bodong Chen’s research is at the nexus of learning technologies, learning sciences and data analytics. Chen’s focus is devising novel environments and learning analytics to uncover higher-order competencies among young […]

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Cari Michaels

Cari Michaels

  • Extension Educator, Children, Youth & Family Organizer

Cari Michaels began her work with the Children, Youth & Family Consortium in 2005 and has focused much of her work on children’s mental health. Cari has particular interest in […]

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Cassandra Scharber

  • Associate Professor
  • Co-Founder
  • LT Media Lab

A former middle and high school teacher, Cassandra Scharber’s work examines the nexus of literacy, power, technology and the possibilities technology offers in aiding the transformation of teaching and learning. […]

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Catherine Solheim

Catherine Solheim, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Family Social Science
  • College of Education and Human Development

Catherine’s areas of interest lie in families and culture, global family systems, family resource management, and the human ecology theory. In addition to her work on the Mekong Mosaic: Life […]

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Cathrine Wambach

Cathrine Wambach

  • Associate Professor
  • Postsecondary Teaching & Learning
  • College of Education and Human Development

Over the past 30 years Cathrine has taught a variety of undergraduate survey courses in psychology, including introductory, applied, lifespan development and personal adjustment. Within the Postsecondary Teaching & Learning […]

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Chelsey Thul, Ph.D.

Chelsey Thul, Ph.D.

  • Lecturer
  • School of Kinesiology
  • College of Education and Human Development

Chelsey Thul’s research involves the interdisciplinary intersection of sport and exercise psychology, sport sociology, cultural studies, prevention science, public health and child development. Through this interdisciplinary perspective and the use […]

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Chris Bray

Chris Bray, Ph.D.

  • Ambit Network, Ph.D., L.P., Project Director
  • CW360°, Winter 2013 Guest Editor
  • College of Education and Human Development

Chris Bray is the Project Director for Ambit Network, a community-university partnership established to meet the mental health needs of children exposed to trauma and violence in Minnesota. She retired […]

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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy & Development
  • College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Johnstone’s research focuses on inclusiveness as it relates to international development, education and campus internationalization. He’s worked on education and development-related projects on every continent in the world aside […]

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