College of Education, Health and Human Services

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has conferred its 2014 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award on Swathi Ravichandran, Ph.D., Kent State University associate professor of hospitality management. Ravichandran is receiving the award at the association’s annual meeting Jan. 11-14 in Chicago. In awarding Ravichandran the...

Kent State University graduate Chelsea Griffin, 23, wants multiracial students to feel like they’re a part of the whole culture at school. Griffin, who was an early childhood education major in Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Services, shares her thoughts in the Akron Beacon Journal about growing up in a predominately white...

University graduates its first class of International Baccalaureate students Kent State University senior Susannah Gingo is living her dream Down Under as a student teacher at Cockle Bay School in New Zealand.  The education major from Stow, Ohio, has been enjoying both the similarities and differences in a culture on the other side of the...

While most can agree that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences outside of school can be exciting and engaging for young people, there is much that isn’t known about its impact on short-term and long-term learning. How can it best be connected to what students are learning in school? How can young people have...

Today’s smartphones are designed to entertain and are increasingly marketed to young adults as leisure devices. Not surprisingly, research suggests that young adults most often use their phones for entertainment purposes rather than for school or work.   With this in mind, three Kent State University researchers, Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., Jacob...