COLLEGE OF

Education and Human Development

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.

Environmental education

OLPD PhD student Neela Nandyal conducts a pilot study in the Ecuadorian coastal province of Manabi. Continue reading about Neela Nandyal's pilot study Manabi.

Fellowship and friendship

Chalandra Bryant talks about holding the Pauline Boss Faculty Fellowship at CEHD. Continue reading about Chalandra Bryant and Pauline Boss Faculty Fellowship at CEHD.

Leading student success

Professor Sasha Ardichvili’s chair appointment allows him to help others succeed. Continue reading about Professor Ardichvili’s service to the University and academic community.

Inference Galaxy—interstellar adventures in reading comprehension

CEHD researchers pool their expertise to create engaging instructional tools


There are many ways the human brain can go off track during development—trauma, poor nutrition, neurocognitive disorders, stress, genetic diseases—all affecting the trajectory of people’s lives. Often, early diagnosis and intervention are key to helping all people thrive and develop into happy, high-functioning adults. Learn more about how researchers are using technology to link the science of reading to effective reading instruction.

Panayiota (Pani) Kendeou and Kristen McMaster helped develop Inference Galaxy, a creative and engaging way to help young children improve their reading skills

Endowed chairs and professorships: current appointments

Robert H. Beck Chair of Ideas in Education

Robert H. Beck Chair of Ideas in Education

Nancy M. and John E. Lindahl Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Teaching

Emma Birkmaier Education Leadership Professorship

Emma Birkmaier Education Leadership Professorship

Emma Birkmaier Education Leadership Professorship

Frank Symons >

Associate Dean for Research and Policy 

Department of Educational Psychology

Guy Bond Chair in Reading

Panayiota Kendeou >

Associate Professor, Director of graduate studies 

Department of Educational Psychology

Dr. Pauline Boss Faculty Fellowship in Ambiguous Loss

Campbell Leadership Chair in Education and Human Development

Michael Rodriguez >

Dean and Professor, College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Campbell Leadership Chair in Education and Human Development

Carmen Starkson Campbell Endowed Faculty Fellow for Innovation in Teacher Development

Carmen Starkson Campbell Endowed Faculty Fellow for Innovation in Teacher Development

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

Joan Blakey >

Professor and School Director 

School of Social Work

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

Lowell W. Hellervik Endowed Chair in Leadership and Adult Career Development

Lowell W. Hellervik Endowed Chair in Leadership and Adult Career Development

Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology

Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology

Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology

William Harris Professorship in Child Development

Kathleen Thomas >

Professor & Institute Director 

Institute of Child Development

Taylor-Leon Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement

Taylor-Leon Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement

Sarah Greising >

Associate Professor 

School of Kinesiology

Lindahl Leadership Faculty Fellow

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

Lynne and Andrew Redleaf Foundation Endowed Director

Guy Bond Chair in Reading

Carmen Starkson Campbell Endowed Chair for Innovation in Teacher Development

Irving B. Harris Professorship in Child Development

Jed Elison >

Associate Professor   

Institute of Child Development

William Harris Professor in Child Development

Olson Family Professor

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

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

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

Royal and Virginia Anderson Professor