Education and Human Development

Our research and expertise

We advance research, teaching, and community engagement to increase opportunities for all individuals to have a successful start in life and to foster healthy human development, and will provide programs that meet the demands of the 21st century.

For students, both current and future

Use this list (and filters) to find research topics relevant to your interests and passions. Find faculty working in your topic and connect with people invested in projects you'd like work on.

For members of the media

Find leading experts on specific topics for your upcoming stories and editorials. Contact Sarah Jergenson to request an interview with any one of our experts.

Recent publications

Visit EXPERTS@MINNESOTA for a list of recent CEHD publications. Search publications by topic, author, and year.

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Student Development

Exploring post-secondary student learning by addressing individual learning needs, student responsibility, and environments.

Student Engagement

Understanding and promoting meaningful participation and involvement of students in their schools and learning environments.

Substance Abuse

Researching the effects of drug abuse, dependency, addiction, and recovery on individuals, families, and organizations.

Systems Change

Studying initiators, motives, timing, and outcomes of institutional and cultural change efforts.

Teacher Education

Researching and developing the best methods for preparing current and future educators.

Urban Environments

Investigating the impacts of life and conditions in cities and towns on development, relationships, and education.

Workforce Development

Studying and developing methods for environmental and structural changes that meet worker needs and promote equity.