Herbert Blackmon, a graduate student in the educational leadership program at UAB, is featured in the spring edition of Birmingham Market Magazine. Blackmon is recognized for his work with the "Boys to Men" mentoring program at Huffman Middle School. Blackmon mentors 30 eighth graders at the school and states the program gives students a home and motivates them to be successful in every area of their lives. Since Boys to Men began at Huffman Middle School in 2003, more than 200 boys have participated in the program. The program started as a class project in a 2004 EDL class that Loucrecia Collins taught.

Welcome to the Department of Human Studies

Our department is housed within the School of Education. We offer degrees at all academic levels across a range of program areas. We are committed to helping you explore the one that best fits your career goals.

I invite you to view the web page of your interest and learn more about our curriculum and other requirements, outstanding faculty, student organizations, professional resources, and inspiring success stories. Please feel free to reach out to the faculty in your program of interest or to me if you have any questions about our programs. We are available to communicate with you over email, on the telephone, or in person. We value your relationship to us and view it as critical to our success.

Thank you for visiting our Department. We look forward to engaging with you to discuss our curriculum, research, or service. And, we hope to soon call you a Blazer!


Kristi Menear
Kristi S. Menear, Ph.D., CAPE
  Education Building 207

Strategic Plan

The Department of Human Studies recently engaged in a deliberate examination of our opportunities to enhance and improve Department programs, research, and pedagogy that resulted in a Strategic Plan. We are enthusiastically moving forward to define and identify initiatives, funding, and efforts to create a more dynamic and innovative Department that offers students and faculty greater opportunities for learning and research.

Degree Granting Programs

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Service Programs

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