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Welcome to a new academic year!

As one of the first academic units at UAB, the School of Education and Human Sciences this year celebrates its 52nd year of positively impacting Birmingham, the State of Alabama, and the nation. I am deeply honored to serve as its 7th dean and wholeheartedly embrace the responsibility of stewarding its impactful Blazer legacy forward with great optimism.

In the few short months since I assumed this role, I have been continuously impressed by the dedication of our outstanding faculty and staff to support our students and strive for excellence. Our faculty and staff are committed to student success, engaging in and disseminating cutting-edge research, and partnering with others to advance communities' education, health, and well-being.

Our students demonstrate exceptional talents that indicate a bright and promising future for the diverse professional fields we serve. We take pride in being a School of Education and Human Sciences that nurtures outstanding education professionals and fosters community leaders committed to building healthy and thriving communities. Our counselors are prepared to engage clients through therapeutic activities, while our kinesiology professionals boast expertise in exercise and nutritional sciences, athletics, exercise physiology, physical education, and intercollegiate coaching.

As we look ahead, our vision for the future is filled with excitement. Our research initiatives and innovative approach to programming and professional preparation will ensure that we stay at the forefront of education and make a lasting impact in Alabama and nationally.

With great enthusiasm, I invite you to join us on this journey. Whether you're a prospective student, a faculty member, a community partner, or a friend of the School of Education and Human Sciences, your involvement is vital to our success. I eagerly anticipate engaging with each of you as we collectively create a bright and promising year ahead.

Together, we will continue to shape the future of education and make a positive difference in the lives of many.

Go Blazers!

Teresa Taber Doughty, Ph.D.
Dean, UAB School of Education and Human Sciences