Gifts at work

The generous support of College of Education and Human Development alumni and friends makes a real difference to students, faculty, and staff.

The following are just a few examples of how gifts are being used.

Giving matters

Access to higher education

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Tsegai, an aspiring pediatric occupational therapist, was the first in her family to attend college. Continue reading how the Lee Piechowski and Mayra Oberto-Medina Scholarship.

Educational leadership

Bonnie and Clark Kirkpatrick Scholarship

The Bonnie and Clark Kirkpatrick Scholarship for Educational Leadership made a huge difference for Megan Red Shirt-Shaw.
Learn how a generous gift creates opportunities for aspiring community builders.

Supporting internships

Skylor Boualaphanh, recipient of the Dr. Matthew Stark Civil Liberties Internship Award

Dr. Matthew Stark Civil Liberties Internship Awards support and inspire students. Continue reading about how the internship helps students follow thier passion.

Leveling the playing field
Last July, millions of television viewers saw the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team win the World Cup title.

These strong ratings validated what Professor Mary Jo Kane has studied for decades: people want to watch and attend women’s sports if players are characterized as skilled athletes versus sex objects. Learn more about the Kane’s vision to take seriously the empirical analysis of females’ involvement in physical activity.

Reflective supervision/consultation has been shown to help ease stress for those who work with children and families.
Kane, second from left, with some of her colleagues.

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Endowed chairs and professorships

Current appointments

Robert Holmes Beck Chair of Ideas in Education

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Robert Holmes Beck Chair of Ideas in Education

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Emma M. Birkmaier Professor in Educational Leadership

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Emma M. Birkmaier Professor in Educational Leadership

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Frank Symons Associate Dean for Research and Policy

Department of Education Psychology

Guy Bond Chair in Reading

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Deborah Dillon Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Guy Bond Chair in Reading

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Panayiota Kendeou Associate Professor, Director of graduate studies

Department of Educational Psychology

Campbell Leadership Chair in Education and Human Development

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Gamble-Skogmo Land Grant Chair in Child Welfare and Youth Policy

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Hellervik Endowed Chair in Leadership and Adult Career Development

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Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology

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Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology

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Irving Harris Professor of Child Development

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Ann Masten Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Institute of Child Development

William Harris Professor of Child Development and Psychiatry

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Leon-Taylor Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement

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The Lindahl Leadership Professor

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Nancy M. and John E. Lindahl Professor for Excellence in Teaching

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Dorothy McNeill and Elbridge Ashcraft Tucker Chair for Women in Exercise Science and Sport

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John W. and Nancy E. Peyton Faculty Fellow in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing

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Sidney and Marguerite Henry Professor of Children's and Young Adult Literature

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June and Phillip and Leo and Christine Stern Family Professorship in Reading Success

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Rodney S. Wallace Professor for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

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Yackel Professor of Educational Assessment and Measurement

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