Faculty in the College of Education and Human Development are engaged in diverse areas of research, teaching, and service in the community. As they look ahead, many of them are expressing insights and creating communities of discussion to improve all lives in this country and around the world.
Here is a sampling of some of their viewpoints that have been published:
- Bill Doherty, professor in the Department of Family Social Science, uses his expertise as a psychologist and family counselor to talk about how people can converse with each other across great divisions in a democracy in a MinnPost Q&A. In the piece, Doherty talks about forming the group Citizen Therapists for Democracy, which focuses on naming and calling out anti-democratic ideologies and practices as well as creating opportunities for grass-roots democracies to be revived.
- David W. Johnson, emeritus professor of in the Department of Educational Psychology, wrote a blog post for Psychology Today on “Why false news endangers democracy.” In the post, Johnson outlines eight steps needed for political discourse based on cooperative learning theory.
- Roozbeh Shirazi, assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, wrote an op-ed for The Huffington Post: “Muslim Registry Would Be Hideous-And Thoroughly American.” It examines the history of racialized surveillance in the U.S. and the possibilities of resisting and confronting this latest version.
- And see more in Connect magazine’s “Making democracy work: CEHD alumni, faculty, and staff talk about their passions as engaged citizens.”