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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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New Faculty Orientation

All new faculty are invited to participate in real-time training with the University Affirmative Action Office (AAO) professional development coordinator, Dr. Shakoor Ward, to explore learning opportunities in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion, and bias, and to provide strategies for practical use to new faculty.


The college is excited to be partnering with various University offices to pilot the new University DEIB training program: Broadening Understanding and Inclusion through Learning and Dialog (BUILD). As announced in Penn State Today, the pilot program will run from May 16 through July 8, 2022. Five percent of employees within each of the pilot units have been randomly selected to participate.

College Leadership

The College of Health and Human Development is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion training to grow the leadership skillset of faculty and staff in support of this important work. In addition to an ongoing dialog within their departments, each unit leader is expected to commit to continuous growth, learning, and self-reflection as individuals and leaders within the college.

Faculty Pathway and Senior Faculty Mentors

Faculty Pathway and Senior Faculty Mentors is an Educational Equity Resource for support, professional development, and career Advancement. The Faculty Pathway website has additional information related to the program, which includes, a faculty toolkit for professional development and advancement, multicultural faculty development support funds, the Midcareer Faculty Advancement Program (MFAP): 3-Year Pilot, and resources for inclusive classrooms.