A Letter from the Dean

Dean Stephanie Rowley sitting at her desk writing in a notebook and looking at the camera and smiling

As I conclude my first academic semester as dean, I wanted to take a moment to share how proud I am of this community. During a time of great sadness, I witnessed compassion and hope. Our students, staff, and faculty showed up for one another and continue to support each other as we take a step forward, one day at a time.

This fall I met with members of our community to learn about what is needed in the school and in our broader community. I am as interested in learning about what makes EHD special as I am in learning about what needs to be evaluated and redesigned or fixed. The feedback I have received from our students, faculty, staff, parents, donors, and alumni reflect the genuine pride you each feel for our community.

I consider myself a mission and values-driven leader. I've enjoyed sharing my values with you but I am also eager to develop a new set of shared values and priorities that reflect the needs of EHD. This will guide our work toward a more equitable and inclusive school where everyone is able to thrive as well as our continued aims related to innovation and impact. This spring, I look forward to setting a vision and priorities for the school that reflects collaboration among myself, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other members of our community. 

I remain excited about the foundation we have to build on here.




Meet Dean Rowley


Leadership Team

Department Chairs

Jay Hertel

Jay Hertel

  • Chair, Department of Kinesiology
  • Joe Gieck Professor in Sports Medicine

Academic Departments

Academic programs are divided into four departments representing four distinct areas of academic study. Faculty and students within all four departments regularly collaborate on interdisciplinary programs, courses, and research projects.

  • CISE
  • Academic Department

Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education

We offer a range of exciting degree programs and graduate certificates for students interested in becoming a teacher, for current teachers interested in strengthening their expertise, for emerging leaders in instructional design and technology, or for anyone seeking a flexible degree program in education.

  • EDLF
  • Academic Department

Education Leadership, Foundations & Policy

We provide education and training programs that represent a group of specialty areas that contribute to the underpinnings of quality educational practice at all levels, including research, human development, foundations of education, leadership, higher education, and policy.

  • EDHS
  • Academic Department

Human Services

We provide education and training programs for graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of counselor education, clinical and school psychology, speech pathology and audiology, and youth and social innovation. 

  • KINE
  • Academic Department


We provide education and training programs for graduate and undergraduate students interested in studying how human movement and physical activity impact health, society, and quality of life. 

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Dean's Office

The Dean's Office team is committed to the EHD mission and community, exemplifying respect for all, excellence in service, and stewardship of financial and physical resources.