Letter from the Dean
Beth DollInterim Dean
Welcome to the College of Education and Human Sciences. We are an innovative college of seven departments with a common dedication to making a difference in people’s lives. Our students are pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees that prepare them for careers in diverse fields: education, mental health, family strengths, health and wellness, textiles, and design. These are careers that enhance peoples’ lives, foster healthy communities and schools, and strengthen the relationships among them. Our alumni include teachers, school leaders, dieticians, athletic trainers, audiologists, speech pathologists, youth and family program leaders, therapists, psychologists and many other human service professionals. Our goal is to prepare you with a degree that will make a difference in Nebraska and across the world.
Become familiar with the faculty in the college—they are nationally and internationally prominent scholars who are looking for answers to questions that matter in our communities: How can we overcome the opportunity gaps that exist in many of the nation’s public schools? What new markets can be created for Nebraska’s products and services? And what new products can be crafted out of the byproducts of Nebraska’s farms? In what ways does ‘what we eat’ interact with ‘how we exercise’ and with individual differences in metabolism? How can we welcome Nebraska’s newest residents into our increasingly diverse towns and schools? In the College of Education and Human Sciences, you can work alongside faculty members who conduct their research at laboratory benches, in school classrooms, in family homes and communities.
Choosing the College of Education and Human Sciences to pursue a graduate or undergraduate degree is a smart move. You’ll benefit from the reputation of a Big Ten institution and be given the opportunity to thrive in your chosen major with support from faculty and staff who care about each student. I am excited to lead such an outstanding college at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. If I can be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.