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UofL announces new dean for College of Education and Human Development

By Kevin O. Stinnett

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has selected an expert in student development, faculty governance and cultural inclusive practices to lead the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) as permanent dean.

Tabitha Grier-Reed, associate dean for graduate education and faculty development at the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota (UofM), Twin Cities, will begin Aug. 5, pending a tenure vote by UofL’s CEHD faculty and approval by the UofL Board of Trustees.

A licensed psychologist, Grier-Reed spent 16 years in the faculty ranks at UofM in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning and most recently in the Department of Family Social Science before joining the dean’s office in 2021.

Prior to her academic career, she worked as an adviser for TRiO Student Support Services for five years. She is past president of the Minnesota Psychological Association, a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a distinguished teaching professor at UofM. With her research primarily centered in higher education, Grier-Reed’s scholarship focuses on the well-being of diverse young people, including the cultivation of spaces that promote flourishing and cultural health.

She earned a Ph.D. and Master of Arts in educational psychology from UofM Twin Cities Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program in the Department of Educational Psychology. Grier-Reed also attended Tuskegee University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology.