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Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas

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Public School of Education & Human Sciences

KU Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Preparing leaders in education

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Wayne Black

Wayne L. Black Jr. seeks to make college athletics more equitable

College athletics is often framed as the ultimate even playing field. One of pure opportunity, where anyone can succeed — so long as they’re...
Steven Johnson Jr

Steven Johnson Jr. looks to deepen understanding of Black RAs’ experiences on campuses

Black resident assistants, particularly those at predominantly white institutions, navigate a unique set of circumstances and biases in the...
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John Brickelmyer, EdD, May 2022

promoted to Associate Dean of the School of Professional Studies at KU Edwards Campus
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Dawn Shew, EdD, May 2022

appointed Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the KU School of Nursing

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2024 Gene A. Budig Lecture will explore ‘Designing the Future of Learning’

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes James D. Basham, professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2023 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured lecturer for 2024.

Park University Appoints Dr. Jayme Uden as Chief Human Resources Officer

Ed.D., has accepted a new leadership role at Park University as its chief human resources officer, effective today. ...

New books examine how to foster meaningful interactions between students, faculty to bolster college success

Two new books co-written by a University of Kansas professor examine how to move beyond the conventional measures of student-faculty interactions to consider new ways of building meaningful relationships between educators and pupils.

‘Brown v. Board at 70’ conference will explore legacy of landmark decision

LAWRENCE — In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, Topeka, KS will host an event series and conference exploring the legacy of the landmark decision on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2024

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