College of Education and Human Development

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development


OLPD alum featured in Star Tribune

Principal Fatima Lawson (Educational Administration MA and PhD) recently won an award for her work at Highwood Hills Elementary, which adopted a polytechnic approach at the urging of Somali, Karen and Hispanic families.

Photo Credit: Shari L. Gross, Star Tribune

OLPD students, faculty co-present at MCDA

Abby Wilfert and Vic Massaglia (PhD students in Higher Education, OLPD) recently presented with Professor Michael Stebleton at the Minnesota Career Development Association annual conference.

Jeff Walls wins early-career award

Jeff Walls, a graduate of the Higher Education PhD program at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities' Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, received the 2023 Emerging Scholar Award from AERA Division A.

Buford receives state and national graduate research awards

Melanie Buford, PhD alum (Higher Education) received graduate student research awards from the Minnesota Career Development Association and the National Career Development Association. Buford's dissertation was on racial equity in career services.

Melanie Buford and Michael Stebleton pose with awards at MCDA

Galvão Receives 2024 Mestenhauser Student Award

Washington Galvão, PhD Student in Comparative and International Development Education at OLPD, received one of three 2024 Mestenhauser Student Awards for for Excellence in Campus Internationalization.

Adjei receives 2024 Alumni Award of Excellence

Millicent Adjei, PhD, alum of the MA and PhD programs in Comparative and International Development Education, was named a recipient of the 2024 CEHD Alumni Award of Excellence.

Millicent Adjei headshot

Ardichvili named to AHRD Hall of Fame

Alexandre Ardichvili, Professor and Hellervik Chair in Leadership and Adult Career Development, was inducted into the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Hall of Fame at the AHRD 2024 Annual Conference held in February.

Alexandre Ardichvili at home. Photo Credit: Jayme Halbritter