Welcome to the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies (HDPES)
With our distinguished and supportive faculty, internship professionals, and department staff, we are committed to educating the next generation of leaders in the disciplines of educational psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and human development. Our faculty and staff truly care about students’ learning and development and are dedicated to meeting their academic needs through creative pedagogical approaches and sound academic rigor. In addition to the comprehensive undergraduate and graduate classroom curriculum taught by our esteemed faculty, HDPES offers students invaluable and unlimited opportunities for service learning, internships, hands-on experiences, real world projects, and research. Moreover, we are committed to developing scholars producing forefront research that translates theories into policy implications and practices to improve global communities.
We invite you to peruse our website to learn more about our research and teaching expertise, as our faculty are actively involved in collaborative research with graduate students, undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and researchers across the world, in a number of areas of study including achievement in STEM, intersectionality, xenophobia, parenting, colorism, African American males, LGBTQIA concerns, community violence, health disparities, alcohol and drug abuse, and other diverse topics.
I am truly humbled by the opportunity to lead our department in continuing to foster an environment that values high academic achievement and career preparation for research, teaching, counseling, and human services in urban and global communities. During your tenure as a student, consider participating in program student associations, SOE Student Council, American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and the American Educational Research Association. I personally invite you to engage with our community. Please feel free to reach out to me, a faculty member, or one of our staff members with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you and eagerly await your call on our time and talents.
Kamilah Marie Woodson, Ph.D.
Professor/Psychologist and Chair
Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies