College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

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Kristen McMaster presents on early literacy learning at University of Birmingham

Kristen McMaster, the Guy Bond Chair of Reading in the Department of Educational Psychology, presented “From Theory to Practice: Supporting Inference-Making to Promote Early Literacy Learning” at Nottingham-Trent University on March 15 and at the University of Birmingham School of Education on March 17. The presentations were part of a trip she made to the […]

CEHD alum Shane Jimerson receives Lifetime Achievement Award from National Association of School Psychologists

After more than 25 years as a scholar, leader, and graduate educator in the field of school psychology, Shane Jimerson (PhD ‘97) was honored recently with the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Jimerson’s journey started as a first-generation college student, which led him to complete the developmental psychology […]

Educational Psychology student wins Excellence in Teaching award, nominated for 2023 MAGS award

Vimal Rao, a dual master’s and doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology’s psychological foundations of education and quantitative methods in education programs, was selected as the winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Minnesota. He is now progressing as the University’s nomination for the 2023 MAGS Excellence in Teaching […]

Miller, Sullivan awarded $5.9 million grant to increase P12 student mental health support

Associate Professor Faith Miller and Birkmaier Education Leadership Professor Amanda Sullivan, both faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology’s school psychology program, have been awarded a $5.9 million mental health demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Education to partner with Minneapolis Public Schools and South St. Paul School District to build capacity to support […]

PhD student’s research on misinformation featured in APA 2023 Trends Report

Victoria Johnson— a PhD student in the psychological foundations of education program in the Department of Educational Psychology and a researcher in the Reading + Learning Lab— was featured in an American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) 2023 Trends Report for her research on who’s more likely to believe misinformation and why. “The results show that vaccine […]

Counselor ed faculty, students present at 2022 MSCA conference

Faculty and students from the Department of Educational Psychology’s counselor education program gave numerous presentations at the Minnesota School Counselor Association (MSCA) conference which took place November 5-7, 2022. The conference was attended by many school counselors across the state as well as many counselor education (formerly counseling and student personnel psychology) alumni and graduate […]

Counselor ed student named 2022 Potential School Counselor of the Year by MSCA

Tony Mills, a second year student in the Department of Educational Psychology’s counselor education program program, was recently recognized as the Potential School Counselor of the Year Award for 2022 by the Minnesota School Counselor Association (MSCA). Tony was nominated by his advisor Dr. Marguerite Ohrtman who presented the award to Mills at the MSCA Annual Conference on […]

Special ed doctoral candidate joins CEC’s Doctoral Student Scholars

Emma Shanahan, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Psychology’s special education program, has accepted an invitation to join the 15th cohort of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)’s Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars (DRDSS). Shanahan was selected as an outstanding doctoral special education student seeking a career in research through an internationally […]

Special ed student awarded 2023 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award

Emma Worthley, a PhD student in the special education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been awarded the 2023 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in the social sciences category by the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota. Worthley’s winning thesis, “Sensory Responsivity as a Predictor of Adaptive Behavior Development in Toddlers At-Risk for Autism Spectrum […]