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Kim Wilkens

Student Profile: Kim Wilkens, Curriculum & Instruction

Driven by a passion for uplifting women and girls in tech, Kim Wilkens has built a thriving career as a teacher, nonprofit leader, and community advocate. Earning her doctorate at UVA is helping her take her passion to the next level.


Emma Otremba

Class of 2022: Emma Otremba

Emma is from Pierz, Minnesota, and is graduating with a master’s degree in Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science.


Class of 2022: Antonio Brodie, Jr.

Antonio Brodie Jr. is looking to make his mark in both the education and business sectors by working on critical projects with African American stakeholders in mind.


2022 Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker, Dr. Julie J. Park

Debunking the “Model Minority” Myth: Julie J. Park Delivers 2022 Ridley Lecture

The professor and author of “Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data” spoke to the UVA EHD community about the complexity of the Asian-American community.


Teachers in the Movement, Leaders in the Making

A seminar held during UVA’s biennial Black Alumni Weekend spotlighted three education leaders and UVA EHD alumni, kicking off a wider effort to build community among the School’s alumni of color.


Charlottesville Partnership Pioneers New Model for Teaching Computer Science

Teachers, school administrators, researchers and nonprofit leaders in Charlottesville are working together to build a model for how to improve computer science education in elementary schools.


Six middle school students work together at a table

When Middle Schoolers Collaborate in Language Diverse Classrooms, All Students Benefit

New findings from Youth-Nex researchers suggest that peer collaboration across language backgrounds is linked to better participation in middle school classrooms and learning for all students.


Teachers in the Movement

More Than Words: Oral Storytelling Project Brings Black History to Life

Oral storytelling is a significant part of Black history in America. A UVA project is keeping the oral tradition alive for a new generation of teachers and students.


UVA Partnership for Leaders in Education Webinar Advances Work in Educational Equity

UVA Law Professor Kimberly Robinson and Louisiana’s Caddo Parrish Public Schools Superintendent Lamar Goree offer insights.


Rachel Wahl

Q&A: Wahl Takes Reins as Social Foundations Program Coordinator

Rachel Wahl shares how taking a step back and asking important questions is critical to the work of improving education and human development.


Alexis Ward playing adaptive rugby

Inspired by Her Cousin, Student Brings Adaptive Rugby to Charlottesville

Alexis Ward, a graduate student in the School of Education and Human Development, has been working to improve the lives of people with disabilities ever since she was a kid.


two girls smiling while tossing leaves into the air

Supporting Hispanic Families Impacted by Autism

During this fall's Hispanic Heritage Month the team of researchers at the UVA Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative is working to highlight the increasing need for diagnostic and support resources for Hispanic families impacted by autism.


EHD Courtyard

UVA EHD Launches New Speaker Series: Centering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education

The UVA School of Education and Human Development is launching a new series to bring in speakers who are both scholars of DEI in higher education as well as leaders in implementing initiatives to advance DEI.


Jesse McCain and Ivana Brancaccio

New Organization Supports First-Generation Graduate Students

UVA President Jim Ryan will join the First-Generation Graduate Student Coalition kick-off event Thursday, October 7th on the UVA Lawn.


Joseph Williams

How School Counselors Can Best Support Students’ Return to Learn

Counselor education professor Joseph Williams shares his thoughts on the need for a whole-child approach, the role of school counselors, and how to bring an equity lens to social-emotional learning.


UVA EHD Faculty Awarded 2020-21 Jefferson Trust Grants

Three new grants will fund workforce development in data science for young adults with autism, anti-racist teacher education, and a children’s book collection designed for COVID-19 education and support.


Hunter family

Uncovering the Legacy of UVA’s First Black Woman Graduate

Margaret Thornton is leading a push to recognize the life and accomplishments of E. Louise Stokes Hunter, who earned her doctorate in education from UVA in 1953.


MEDIA ALERT: Charlottesville Freedom School Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021

The UVA Center for Race and Public Education (CRPES) is hosting a hybrid 2021 Freedom School for 3rd through 8th grade students.


Black Girl holding poster the disgrace of the state Prince Edward County closing schools because of desegregation

UVA and the History of Race: Allies of Integration

In the last installment of the University's series on "UVA and the History of Race," Associate Professor Emerita Patrice Preston Grimes details the history of the "Deseg Center," created at the School in 1967 to provide technical assistance and funding for the state to achieve public school integration.


Anthony A. Jack

“Access Must Become Inclusion”: Dr. Anthony A. Jack Presents 2021 Walter N. Ridley Lecture

The author of “The Privileged Poor” spoke with the UVA community about what it means to be a low-income or first-generation student in an elite campus environment.