Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Engagement

Trinity Alverez headshot.
Grads of the Pack: Trinity Alvarez

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" Eleanor Roosevelt

Sabrina Ma wearing a graduation robe and stole
Grads of the Pack: Sabrina Ma

“I am passionate about inspiring others and finding a path to help make a difference”

Jada DeLeon wearing her graduation stole in front of a classic Wolf Pack mascot graphic
Grads of the Pack: Jada DeLeon

“I strongly believe that every child has the fundamental right to thrive in inclusive environments”

Home Visiting team in front of Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Jail
Home Visiting Program is first in the country to offer support to pregnant individuals in county jail

Program looks to expand to include incarcerated parents with young children

NCED team with Dean Easton-Brooks accepting their award.
College of Education and Human Development hosts awards ceremony

This year, 24 awards were given to outstanding students, faculty and staff in the College during the Spring Celebration

Two people stand near the bottom of a presentation screen and smile.
Researchers develop innovative method of teaching self-help skills to preschoolers who are deafblind

Study demonstrate the effectiveness of System of Least Prompts (SLP) as part of an intervention

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First-Generation College Students’ Professional Pathways panel discussion

The College of Education & Human Development hosted the panel event and mixer on March 14

MaryAnn Demchak and Brianna Grumstrup wearing Ph.D. hooding regalia.
Researchers unveil innovative remote nutrition education for adolescents with intellectual disability

Using System of Least Prompts delivered remotely teaches nutrition education to students with intellectual disability

University faculty and University Centers on Disabilities board members
University hosts Association of University Centers on Disability board meeting

National disability experts convene to address emerging trends and issues

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Faces of the Pack: Kaashifah

International doctoral student's journey in pursuing her education abroad - “Women should not cut off their wings because of societal norms"

Wolf Pack Bots Team with trophy
Wolf Pack Bots secure spot in Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) FLL US Open Event

The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University incorporates robotics into its multimodal literacy framework to facilitate academic success

Ruby Batz, Ph.D. (top left),  Yajaira Benitez (top right), Valeria Savage (bottom left), Chloe Yocom (bottom right)
$287,700 in grants support early intervention research

Studies address racial disparities and structural inequalities in early intervention for children with disabilities

Victoria Matthews in graduation attire
Grads of the Pack: Victoria Matthews

"I am a proud advocate and professional mentor in the fields of adolescence and disability."

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Jessica Keefhaver in a podcasting studio. Both people hold their hands in the wolf sign.
Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 17: Path to Independence Program Director Jessica Keefhaver

For the past 10 years, the P2I program has offered a college experience to students with intellectual disabilities

University officials from Korea and the University of Nevada, Reno in front of a garden in South Korea
College of Education & Human Development forges an educational partnership with Korean University

Collaboration aims to facilitate teacher preparation exchange program

Paola Perez
Faces of the Pack: Alumna Paola Perez

Accomplished educator and administrator continues to serve the community

MaryAnn with NDSIP participant
$617,000 Grant supports children with dual sensory impairments

The Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project provides coaching, training and consultation to build the skills of families and service providers

Jodee Prudente holding two awards with her mentor and professor MaryAnn Demchak, Ph.D.
Faces of the Pack: Jodee Prudente

Dedicated special education researcher continues to serve the community

Joy Crowley with DFS students and staff
Dean's Future Scholars' students benefit from Joy Crowley's donations

Joy Crowley donates food twice a week to the Dean's Future Scholars Lounge

Makaalynn Wortham, Ammal Abdul, Randal Owen, Nicole Wadden and Mehmet Gumus sitting on a couch and smiling
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities receives $200,000 grant to support students in STEM fields

Students with disabilities seek to change STEM culture on-campus through mentorship program

Vanesa Gallegos-Jaimes, Cazandra Gonzalez-Avila and Monserrath Ramirez-Ramirez holding a banner that says España
Lynn Whetstone’s support opens doors for students to study abroad

High school students benefit from Dean's Future Scholars study abroad program

Kari Emm
Faces of the Pack: Kari A. Emm

She successfully defended her dissertation titled “American Indian/Alaska Native Transfer Student Experiences into a Four-Year University”

Preschool children standing with their teachers
Preschoolers at the Child and Family Research Center become published authors

Students in Ozdemir’s classroom wrote and illustrated the book, "We Are Unique!"

Dr. Sarah Mitchell and her mentee Talaya Flicop posing with Flicop's final version of their Undergraduate Research project.
Understanding marginalized experiences to actively implement research

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Research mentor Sarah Mitchell, Ph.D., sheds lighton the significance of research regarding marginalized identities

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Math isn’t always objective: Serving LGB+ sexualities and how the human doing the math matters

Lynda Wiest calls for research and change in how we consider identities in math education

Tiffany Young
Tiffany Young on a path to receive third degree from the university and complete a three-decade long educational journey

Doctoral student applies experience in equity and diversity to human development and family sciences research

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Indigenous Education in the State of Nevada

Multicultural Center and College of Education and Human Development to offer education recommendations during panel discussion

Students in a classroom
What are Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education? How are they misunderstood?

As debates over Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education heat up in our nation's school districts, Dean of the College of Education & Human Development, Donald Easton-Brooks counters the myths

civics education poster
How teachers adapt coursework to create resistant civics education

College of Education and Human Development's Cristina Lash case study details how national policy can affect teaching

Two students at graduation holding blue picture frame that says "latino grad"
How can we help Hispanic/LatinX youth succeed and navigate college?

Educational leadership expert Jafeth Sanchez provides advice on how to help the underserved Hispanic/Latinx youth succeed in college

Parent with a happy child that has a disability
Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project celebrates 30th anniversary

Three decades of helping children and teachers across Nevada with unique, complex needs

Hip hop performer concert at night
Hip Hop Scholars: Jody Lykes Details the Experiences of Black Professors Teaching Hip Hop

New research offers close look at the professionals in Hip Hop academia

Empty hallway and desks
Gender, bipartisanship and campus sexual assault legislation across the U.S.

Study researches the relationship between female representation in state legislatures and on-campus sexual assault legislation

Two students sitting at a computer laughing
A day in the life on the path to independence

An inside look at the Path to Independence program for students with intellectual disabilities

Two students at graduation dressed in traditional graduation clothing.
Latinx DACA Students Contend with Adversity at Universities

Matthew Aguirre sheds light on the unique university experience of Latinx DACA students

Student with special needs on a tablet computer
Creating structure at home for children with disabilities

How to provide routine during stay-at-home orders

Two hands. One painted in a rainbow fashion with a heart in the middle and the other unpainted. Both pinky fingers are touching.
LGBTQ+ teaching mentorships need growth in diversity in education

Study published on needs for support for future teachers identifying as LGBTQ+

Group of diverse children holding hands
How to discuss racism topics in the classroom

Recognizing the intersections of race, class, gender and more in education

Teacher wearing a mask while looking at a cell phone.
Finding 50 ways for behavior analysis student trainees to get fieldwork experience during COVID-19

College of Education’s Brighid Fronapfel and MaryAnn Demchak create badly needed guidelines

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Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities receives award for bike camp program

iCan Bike Camp gives kids with disabilities a way to become more independent, exercise and have fun with their families

Walker Lindsay at the student fitness center
Path to Independence introduces job shadowing for students with disabilities

Students shadowed on-campus positions to discover and learn about careers after graduation.

Group of students in a library reading books and interacting with each other.
Literacy professor returns to teaching in the high school classroom to support and assess the reading comprehension of multilingual students

Associate Professor Dianna Townsend took a sabbatical from the College of Education to conduct research and improve her approach to preparing university students for their future careers in education.

Chevonne Sutter in a snow covered landscape
College of Education Graduate Student invited to join Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars (DRDSS)

Chevonne Sutter, graduate student in Special Education, has been invited by the Council for Exceptional Children to join the 12th cohort of DRDSS

Ten Dean's Future Scholars mentors at Wooster High School in Reno.
Dean’s Future Scholars program provides community outreach beyond its regular mentoring program

University students encourage Wooster High School students to think about life after high school

Donald Easton-Brooks Portrait
Dean Easton-Brooks: my voice, my citizenship

Black History Month and the right to vote

Two Eddy House Youth Advocates carry a TV box up stairs
University joins Redfield Foundation, Eddy House to serve homeless youth

Initiative to involve students, faculty and community partners; first 24-hour facility for at-risk youth in Reno

Easton-Brooks new book
Ethnic matching in education topic of new book by College of Education Dean Easton-Brooks

Book receives award from the National Association for Multicultural Education

Jennifer Segura
First-generation student with a passion for educating in Title 1 schools

Jen Segura’s passion for education has captivated the attention of her instructors and the minds of her students

Libby Rianda, Mackenzie Kent, and Julia Matossitting on Quad
Undergraduate research group examines homelessness in LGBTQ+ emerging adults

Human Development and Family Sciences students in College of Education included cities around the west for data collection

A young girl solves a math problem on a classroom's whiteboard
My children of color are in a predominantly white school. How can I be an effective advocate for them?

The College of Education Dean, Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks talks about opportunities of engagement between parents and teachers.

A couple posing romantically from behind
‘Sexual health education for individuals with disabilities: A call to action’

University researchers examine sexual health education resources for individuals with disabilities, discover barriers to education and lack of resources increase vulnerability.

Jack Rovetti leaning against a table while holding two bags of popcorn.
A Path to Independence: University student thrives with family business

How a popcorn business changed the life of one student and his family

Liberatus with many others at a meeting with different community leaders
Doctoral student Liberatus J. Rwebugisa is ready to spark change

“The education I’m obtaining is not about me; it’s about others.”

Four students celebrate at Commencement. One student's graduation cap says, "Como Prometido BSN"
New grant to attract bilingual Spanish-English high school students for careers in healthcare

$1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award received by the Raggio Research Center for work aiming to bring linguistic diversity to STEM-focused fields in Nevada

Deans Future Scholars mentors hold the large check from ATT. The check is made out to Deans Future Scholars for $10,000
AT&T supports Dean’s Future Scholars program at the University

$10,000 AT&T contribution will help provide long-term mentoring to low-income, first-generation high school students in support of ongoing educational success