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The College of Education and Human Services is in its fifth decade of service to the region, the state, and the nation and takes pride in the foundation it has laid as an institution and the difference it has made in the lives of our current and former students.

CEHS Welcomes New Dean

The College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University, an influential force in Ohio and beyond for preparing high quality professionals who are change agents in society, recently welcomed Dr. Joseph E. Keferl as the new dean.  

Dr. Keferl obtained his bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation services-mental health from Wright State, his master’s degrees in rehabilitation counseling-severe disability and rehabilitation counseling-chem dependency from Wright State and his doctorate in rehabilitation from Southern Illinois University. From 2001 to 2012, Keferl coordinated graduate programs in rehabilitation counseling at Wright State, taught courses in rehabilitation counseling in addictions, supervised clinical practicum and internship experiences and conducted research in addiction, employment of people with disabilities and ethics. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Keferl was the associate dean for the College of Education and Human Services. 

He was named Educator of the Year by the National Council of Rehabilitation Education in 2012, Wright State University Advisor of the Year in 2012, and Wright State University Graduate School Alumni of the Year in 2015.


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U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Wright State Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction as No. 17 in the nation among online graduate education programs. Wright State was also ranked No. 7 among 52 four-year Ohio colleges for Teacher Education in the "Top Colleges in Ohio: Shaping the Next Generation" database. Learn more about these program and our other nationally-ranked and highly-regarded programs in Education, Leadership, and Human Services concentrations.


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Documentary film exploring Ohio’s key role in presidential elections to have preview screening in Yellow Springs

“As Ohio Goes” will be screened Oct. 16 at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs and will be broadcast on Oct. 17 on ThinkTV in Dayton and CET in Cincinnati.
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