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We Make an impact

The faculty of the WVU College of Education and Human Services are engaged in transformative research that impacts the local community, the state of West Virginia and the nation. We seek to solve the challenges faced by educators, counselors, and clinicians and are committed to preparing the next generation of leaders in policy, theory and practice.

We ground our curriculum in evidenced-based practices and prepare students to become knowledgeable professionals in the fields of education and human services.  Through diverse field and clinical placements, and research in laboratories, centers and schools, we equip our students with the skills they need for fulfilling futures. 

Our Mission

At the WVU College of Education and Human Services, we promote knowledge and prosperity for the individuals, families, and communities we serve by fostering self-determination, curiosity and active citizenship.

Our Values


We foster inclusivity by offering equitable access to academic programs and outreach services.


We work to create an innovative, research-based environment to investigate problems and seek solutions.


We engage in respectful and ethical partnerships to develop and deliver education and human services.


We organize and participate in a wide range of community efforts and initiatives.


We lead by developing solutions to societal and educational challenges.

College Administration

Department Chairs

Amy Root

Amy Root, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences

(304) 293-0380

Nate Sorber

Nate Sorber, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies

(304) 293-5928