College of Education, Health and Human Services

Studies suggest that the most effective way to demonstrate the value of science is putting it to work in local communities in a way that has an immediate and obvious impact. Bridget Mulvey, Ph.D., associate professor of science education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services; and David Singer, Ph.D., associate professor in the...

Thomas Grace and Sara Abou Rashed will speak at Kent State Student activism and giving voice to students will be the topics of two keynote speakers who are headlining the upcoming 2019 Educators Summit at Kent State University titled “May 4, 1970 Then & Now: Voices for Change.”   The summit will usher in a year of programming and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when...

Kent State Florence is the location of the symposium being held June 21-23, 2019. Educators from across the globe will convene at Kent State University’s Florence campus June 21-23 for an international symposium where participants will use design innovation principles to create a framework for the future of education. The symposium, Re-Designing Education to Shape a Better World, will bring together 40 thought leaders from the...

An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University faculty seeks to improve educational opportunities in Nigeria thanks to a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant. An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University faculty will participate in a $13.3 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve educational outcomes for Nigerian children. The USAID grant has been awarded to American University of Nigeria with partners Kent State and Columbia University for the three-year...

In its 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kent State University in the top 100 of Best Graduate Education Schools. In its 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kent State University in the top 100 of Best Graduate Education Schools.   Kent State ranks 93rd in the country in the Best Graduate Education Schools ranking, improving 15 spots from last year’s ranking of 108th.   “We are very excited to see our U.S. News...

Students (left to right) Meredith Paskert, Hyunjae Jeong. Alfred Shaker, Xiangxu Lin test the VR equipment An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University professors has come together to explore the different ways virtual reality (VR) technology can help those with developmental and cognitive impairments. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, people with disabilities are among the most sedentary population in the U.S., and people with...

A Kent State University student multitasks by simultaneously using her desktop computer, laptop computer, smartphone and headphones. Kent State University Professor Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., remembers the incident well. About two years ago on campus, he encountered a student entering data into a spreadsheet using a desktop computer. Next to the desktop computer, the student had a laptop computer open with Netflix streaming. Beside the laptop was the student’s smartphone, which the...

Local high schools participate in the Girls4Steam event at Kent State On November 30, the Kent State University Library hosted the Girls4Steam hackathon-style event, which brought together over 80 local high school students. The purpose of the annual event is to “inspire young women to be creators of technological innovations—not just consumers of technology—who use technology as a creative tool to build...

Kent State University hospitality management senior Ashley Foster (right) spent a week working with Food Network celebrity chef Cat Cora (left). (Photo provided by Ashley Foster) Kent State University senior Ashley Foster has known since third grade that she wanted a career as a chef. The 20-year-old hospitality management major got a little closer to her dream over the summer when she spent a week training with celebrity chef Cat Cora at the chef’s headquarters in Santa Barbara,...

Members of Autism Connections Kent, a student organization created by Kent State University students with autism spectrum disorder and their allies, pose for a photo at the Kent Student Center during their first meeting last fall. Recent rankings have recognized Kent State University for its autism initiatives. Kent State is ranked No. 5 in the “Best Colleges for Students With Autism for 2017” from College Choice, No. 10 in the “Top 20 Best Online Colleges for Students With Autism” from Online College Plan, No. 20 in the “20 Best Value Colleges for Students With...