EDHD College Insider

Dean's Message

EDHD DeanAs I wrap up my third year, I am continually impressed by the achievements of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Their talents and diligent work generated a number of success stories that I am proud to share with you in this newsletter.

With an ever-present focus on student instruction and engagement, faculty have increasingly devoted attention to obtaining external funds through grants. As of June 1, 49 grants were submitted for a total of $9.47 million.

The College is continually working to provide opportunities for students both inside and outside of the classroom. To assist with this, the College awarded 51 percent more dollars in scholarships to current students.

In February, eight sport management students volunteered at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans through the College-sponsored student group, Sport Management Alliance.

The Interior Design Lab was completely renovated to feature a contemporary corporate workstation layout. The lab also includes an extensive collection of international trade journals and reference books, a materials library, a state-of-the-art large format printer and a new exhibition area to display student work.

Three human development and family studies students volunteered to assist with Tech Trek, a week-long science and math summer camp for young women entering the eighth grade sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The students reached out to local schools, worked with families of more than 100 girls to arrange interviews, conducted interviews, selected campers and raised nearly $10,000.

There are numerous stories like these that highlight the accomplishments of those within the College. You can also visit the College website and “like” us on Facebook for continuous updates on College happenings and to provide comments or suggestions.

Retiring Faculty

Thank you to the following retiring faculty for your contributions over the years:

  • Phyllis Henry, MHE
    School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Jean Hines, Ph.D
    School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Vicki Knauerhase, M.Ed.
    School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Molly Laflin, Ph.D
    School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Becky Pissanos, Ed.D.
    School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies
  • Carney Strange, Ph.D
    Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Joe Williford, Ph.D
    School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Judy Zimmerman, Ph.D.
    School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy

Physical Education Assessment Symposium helps area teachers

The physical education teacher education faculty hosted a Physical Education Assessment Symposium to provide physical educators a professional development opportunity to share their experiences with the implementation process of the Ohio Assessment Tool for the Ohio Physical Education Content Standards.


Improving teacher quality

BGSU faculty create pathways to change. In response to the changing landscape of education, teachers need to change the way they teach. BGSU science and mathematics faculty are creating pathways for this change by modeling best practices.


Science becomes nexus for learning through iEvolve

Dr. Emilio Duran serves as Co-PI on the $7.28 million grant. An ambitious project led by BGSU aims for no less than transforming the educational lives of children and teachers by training them to be true “citizen scientists,” able, as poet William Blake said, “to see a world in a grain of sand.” Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the five-year project titled “iEvolve with STEM” will work with two K-12 school districts as core partners.


Little Red Schoolhouse

There is a place on campus where visitors and students alike can go back 125 years in time to the days of McGuffey's Readers, dunce stools and central heating via potbellied stoves. This "magical" place is Bowling Green's Little Red Schoolhouse.


Pioneering the classrooms of tomorrow

Pioneering Classrooms

There’s only one university in Ohio offering undergraduates an Inclusive Early Childhood (IEC) Education program—and that’s Bowling Green State University. Beginning this fall, students will be able to earn two teaching licenses through one program and an Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities certificate.


Student teachers walk a mile in parents’ shoes

Student Teachers

Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, and maybe you’ll understand what their life is really like. That’s just what Bowling Green State University students have been doing as part of the Parent Professional Partnership (PPP) course in the College of Education and Human Development.


Listening from the heart

Listening Post

Listening - It's harder than you think. In today's digital world, where people turn to faceless technology to communicate with others, the art of listening sometimes seems to be lost. But it's making a comeback on the BGSU campus and now, thanks to concerned students, at Toledo's Ronald McDonald House.


Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

Although the languages they speak and the classrooms they use may be vastly different, when you put teachers from around the globe together they all want to focus on one thing-how to become better teachers.


The NFL comes to campus

The NFL comes to campus

Dick Maxwell '70 looked around the room and saw the makings of a pretty decent football team. But this collection of quarterbacks and linebackers and wide receivers was not there to work on passing and blocking and tackling.



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