The College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University is a diverse and vibrant institution of professional education, preparing individuals annually for leadership in their fields.
The college is comprised of six departments which include:
Approximately 110 regular full-time faculty serve over 2,500 undergraduate and over 1,400 graduate students, with majors enrolled in programs leading to the bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral degrees.
The University's reputation in the field of behavior analysis has led Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint multiple people with WMU ties to a new board that will help license and regulate the profession.
Dr. Patricia Reeves, associate professor, and Dr. Jianping Shen, the John E. Sandberg Professor of Education and the Gwen Frostic Endowed Chair for Research and Innovation, have been selected as Distinguished Research and Creative Scholarship awardees by the Office of the Vice President of Research’s Research Recognition Committee.
Western Michigan University’s Excellence in Diversity Awards Selection Committee is honoring three individuals and an organization associated with the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD): Dr. Donna Talbot, Marcy L. Peake, and Dawnielle Simmons and the Student Assembly for Racial Equity and Cultural Inclusion (SAREC).
Dr. Stephanie Burns, assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology along with Dr. Daniel Cruikshanks of Aquinas College published an article in the October 2017 issue of Counseling and Values.
Dr. Mary Z. Anderson has been elected to the board of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs. Dr. Mary L. Anderson has been appointed to the editorial board for the Journal of College Access.