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About the College of Education

We believe everyone deserves both access to and the benefits of a high-quality education. The College of Education advances anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion through education to contribute to this goal. We strive to be a beacon of excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Our rigorous research addresses the most pressing challenges surrounding education, mental health, and our communities. Our teaching, preparation, and specialized graduate programs reflect both the science and art of evidence-based practices and processes. We engage students, practitioners, and leaders in thoughtful debate, integrative technology, and innovation for deeper learning. Service with our communities and respective professional fields ensures that we maximize the impact of our scholarship and engagement. Collaborations with local, state, and national partners further ensure that our efforts address relevant issues in society and practice. We foster a diverse, compassionate, and professionally skilled workforce to improve the quality of life for all people and advance social justice. Our graduates become general and special educators, researchers, mental health providers, counselors, leaders, community-engaged practitioners and scholars, and innovators.


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Joan and Loki Mulholland

February 13 civil rights icon Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, together with filmmaker Loki Mulholland, presented The Uncomfortable Truth. Using clips from the 2017 documentary with the same name, the Mulholland’s spoke about the ways in which racism continues to organize life in the United States.

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Max Felker-Kantor


March 5 American historian Dr. Max Felker-Kantor explained how the Los Angeles Police Department, faced with restrictions on its discretionary authority during the late 1950s and 1960s, sought to expand its power. Referencing his book Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD, Kantor’s research shows us how historical events connect with what we are seeing with today’s school-to-prison pipeline.

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Benjamin Crump


March 26 Benjamin Crump, attorney at law, spoke to Using the Law as a Weapon. Mr. Crump shared his experiences with the “intellectual justification of discrimination” and highlighted examples of how the law has been used as a weapon again African Americans throughout history. Mr. Crump advised we must work through both education and economic channels to achieve change and equality as one cannot progress without the other.

Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends

Florence Rose Krall Shepard Florence Rose Krall Shepard is Professor Emerita of Educational Studies at the University of Utah, where she taught educational, environmental and feminist studies.

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The University of Utah values the safety of all campus community members. To report suspicious activity or to request a courtesy escort, call campus police at 801-585-COPS (801-585-2677). For more information regarding safety and to view available training resources, including helpful videos, visit

University of Utah Commitment

A Learning Environment where All Thrive

Deans and administrators through the University of Utah campus issued this letter to affirm their commitment to creating an inclusive environment where there is no tolerance for acts of racism or bias in any form.

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Last Updated: 11/22/21