James Madison University

About the College

Welcome From the Dean

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The College of Health and Behavioral Studies encourages the exploration of our personal, social and institutional wellbeing, recognizing how urgently the scholarship of today must inform the practices of tomorrow. Preparing students to recognize and understand the contributions they may offer for health and human services, businesses, governments, innovative community agencies and the advance of knowledge in the 21st century, the college's programs foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional opportunities for inquiry, critical reflection, research and practice.

Dr. Sharon Lovell
Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Studies.

History

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies, launched on July 1, 2012, brings heightened visibility and emphasis to the academic programs that contribute so vitally to the needs of the surrounding community, the Commonwealth, the nation and the world for the enlightened leadership, scholarship and professional practice that will serve our systems of healthcare, business, government, education, research & development, and investments in community life.  The College heralds a strong and enduring focus on the singular and the interconnected strengths of our faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Psychology and Social Work  Both undergraduate and graduate education in these growing and essential fields represent the promise of outstanding accomplishments by CHBS faculty and students.

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Psychology students receive engagement grants

March 5, 2018

Psychology majors Kathia Bonilla and Caleigh Strother both had ideas for ways to serve patients in their field placement settings and received grants to make their ideas into reality.

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Lincoln Gray discusses engagement with diverse audiences

March 1, 2018

Communication sciences and disorders professor Lincoln Gray's research involves layering multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives to generate new scientific findings.

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CHBS mini-grants for 2018 announced

March 2, 2018

Congratulations to the recipients of the recent mini-grant competition to support faculty development in our college. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal.