Letter from the Dean

Acting Dean Beth Doll

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 bdoll2@unl.edu.

Beth Doll
Acting Dean


CEHS Mission

The College of Education and Human Sciences is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities and to strengthening the relationships among them.

CEHS Values

In pursuing our mission, the faculty, staff, students, and graduates of the College of Education and Human Sciences are guided by shared values that inform every aspect of our work. Specifically, we value:

  • Excellence in all aspects of the life of the College;
  • Innovation, creativity, and curiosity as we address the complex issues facing individuals, families, schools, and communities;
  • Respect for diverse people, ideas, voices, and perspectives;
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to scholarship that integrate teaching and learning, research, scholarship, and creative activity, outreach, and service;
  • Working together to positively impact the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities;
  • Partnering with people in the community to support the mission and vision of the College of Education and Human Sciences;
  • Emphasizing the creation of new knowledge and its application to human and community needs thereby combining the strengths of a research and a land-grant university