The College of Education and Human Development faculty engage in community-based projects serving our local urban community and larger global community.

Current projects include:

  1. BIRCh, a project designed to enhance the capacity of public schools to efficiently integrate behavioral health supports and develop systemic structures (e.g., policies and protocols) that allow for efficient integration of community services
  2. an interdisciplinary collaboration in early childhood education to ensure interdisciplinary preparation of master's level candidates across the disciplines of the Early Childhood Education and Care and School Psychology Programs
  3. a two-year $300,000 ADVANCE Catalyst grant to conduct a self-assessment regarding gender and racial equity among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty at UMass Boston, with the ultimate goal of developing a Five-Year Strategic Plan for STEM Faculty Equity
  4. field research in India, through which Assistant Professor of International Development Dolly Daftary is exploring the permeability of boundaries between caste, tribe and religion, and their intersections; Islamicate naming practices among subordinated castes and tribes; and becoming through connection rooted in histories of state-making, justice, and rule in Gujarat, the state considered the ‘laboratory’ of Hindu nationalism”