EAHR Blog

January 12, 2017

Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome back!
I hope you had a restful, fruitful, and a rewarding holiday season and you are optimistic and ready for the spring 2017 semester. As we begin the New Year, I have a few updates and congratulations you may find of interest.

Forthcoming GRAB Symposium
I would like to encourage you to attend the forthcoming GRAB symposia to be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The symposium is open to all our undergraduate and graduate students. Our keynote speakers include Dr. Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies and Professor of Adult Education, the University of Georgia, Athens, GA and Dr. Cynthia Short, Special Education Director, Clear Creek ISD, League City, Texas. 

LEARNING Resources
The following websites have information that you may find useful during the semester:

December 1, 2016

Colleagues and Friends,

As we begin the month of December, I have a few updates and congratulations you may find of interest.

CEHD WELL REPRESENTED AT THE AAACE, AERA, ASHE AND UCEA CONFERENCES

Seven Texas A&M University doctoral students and faculty facilitated concurrent sessions or roundtable sessions at the annual American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference (AAACE) in Albuquerque, NM from November 8-11th. EHRD doctoral students included Ovi Galvan, Michelle Johnson, Sarah M. Ray, and Donald Stoddart. EHRD faculty included Drs. Mary V. Alfred, Lisa M. Baumgartner, and Elizabeth Roumell.

Another six Texas A&M doctoral students and faculty facilitated workshops at the AERA Research on Women and Education in Burlington, Vermont from November 10-11th. Dr. Irby, EDAD doctoral students Nahed Abdelrahman, Donna Druery, Elsa Villarreal and EPSY doctoral students Julia Lynch and Karan Suttons made presentations at the workshop.

While at the ASHE - 2016 conference held November 11-12th in Columbus Ohio, Drs. Davison, Lechuga, Musoba, Ponjuan and graduate students Susan Hernadez, Caroline Wekullo, Leticia Palomin, and Tearney Woodruff representing the department well by presenting numerous research papers and posters.

November 1, 2016

Colleagues and Friends,

As we begin the month of November,  I have a few updates and congratulations you may find of interest.

2016 Administrative Leadership Conference

The John R. Hoyle Administrative Leadership Institute (ALI) will be hosting the 2016 annual conference on November 2-3 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ‘56 Equine Complex. Leaders in public school administration, higher education and education service centers have described this conference as "The best 24-hour conference in Texas."

The annual conference is designed to focus on a critical issue that will help school leaders create or transform schools to help all children become successful students and people. The theme of this year’s conference is Keys to Great Leadership.

To attend the conference, please contact Dr. Robert Muller or Susan Sassano.

Faculty Searches

The searches for Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development and Technology Management (Tenure Track) and Assistant or Associate Professor for Human Resource Development and Technology Management (Tenure Track) are on-going. These positions are expected to be filled by fall 2017. More information can be found on the department website.

October 3, 2016

Colleagues and Friends,
As we begin the month of October, I have a few updates and congratulations you may find of interest.

Graduate Representative Advisory Board (GRAB) Elects New Officials 
The Graduate Representative Advisory Board elected the following new officials: Sarah Ray - President, Chih-Wei (Amy) Wang - Vice President, Jin Lee- Treasurer, Mahsa Rostami – Communication Chair, Donna Druery – Social Chair, Amin Alizadeh – Program Chair, Donny OBryant - HRD Liaison, Hamada Farargy – K12- Liaison, Caroline Wekullo – Higher Education Liaison, Ovi Galvan - Adult Learning, and Fancy Mills - Distance Education Liaison.

Faculty Searches
The department has launched the search for Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development and Technology Management (Tenure Track) and Assistant or Associate Professor for Human Resource Development and Technology Management (Tenure Track). These positions are expected to be filled by fall 2017. For details follow this link: http://eahr.tamu.edu/sites/eahr.tamu.edu/files/u84/hrdtm.pdf

August 19, 2016

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As we begin the 2016- 2017 academic year, I have a few updates and congratulations you may find of interest.

Department Welcomes New Faculty and Staff 
The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, welcomes new faculty and staff this fall, and wishes the best to departing colleagues.

New Staff
Welcome to the following staff who joined TCALL during the year: Paula Bauer, Program Coordinator, Wayne Crandall, PD Center Specialist, AnneMarie Molinari, PD Center Specialist, and Krista Mosher, PD Center Specialist.

New Faculty
Dr. Krista Bailey, Clinical Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration.  Dr. Bailey earned her master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education and a PhD in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University. In addition to her faculty role, she will be serving as Coordinator for the SAAHE program.

May 2, 2016

The department of educational administration and human resource development is set to recognize on May 13, 2016, students, faculty and staff with various achievement awards based on their exemplary performance. The following EAHR Achievement Awards will be presented: Teaching - Dr. Homer Tolson, Research – Dr. Beverly Irby, Service – Dr. Lisa Baumgartner, Mentoring – Dr. Jia Wang, Staff – Susan Sassano, Graduate Student Award (HRD) – Dae Seok Chai, Graduate Student Award (K12) – Nahed Abdelrahaman, and Undergraduate Awards (TCMG) – David M. Ramirez, (HRD) – Alyssa R. Clift.

Department to hold a Farewell Reception for Dr. Kelli Peck Parrott
A farewell reception for Dr. Kelli Peck Parrott, clinical professor of educational administration and human resource development and director of the SAAHE program will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Stark Gallery in the MSC. (See the link: http://transform.tamu.edu/news/dr-peck-parrott-farewell-reception)

April 20, 2016

The department welcomes Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison, Assistant Professor, tenure track and Dr. Elizabeth Lanphier Roumell, Assistant Professor, tenure track beginning August 1, 2016. We are excited to have them join our faculty!

February 8, 2016

Colleagues and Friends,
As we start the second week of February, I have a few updates and congratulations you may find of interest.

Christine A. Stanley Award for Diversity and Inclusion Research Launched
The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education’s Diversity Committee is launching the inaugural Christine A. Stanley Award for Diversity and Inclusion Research in Educational Development. According to the letter received by Dr. Stanley, “The award seeks to honor individuals who, like Dr. Christine Stanley … have demonstrated unequivocal commitment to advancing research on diversity and inclusion issues in educational development.”

January 13, 2016

Howdy!

Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome back! I hope you had a restful, fruitful, and a rewarding holiday season. 

Faculty Searches
Regarding the faculty searches during the 2015-2016 academic year, I am very pleased to inform you that the search committee for the Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration has recommended three outstanding candidates for on campus interviews. For the Assistant Professor of Adult Education and Human Resource Development position, the committee has made progress and will soon be recommending three candidates for on campus interviews.

EAHR Welcomes New Staff Member
The department welcomes Mary Seifert, Business Coordinator II. Mary joined the department from the Dean’s office beginning January 11, 2016. We are excited to have Mary join the department!

Forthcoming Mentoring and GRAB Research Symposia
I would like to strongly encourage you to attend the forthcoming GRAB Research symposia to be held on Friday, February 5, 2016. Our keynote speakers include Dr. Michael Giardina, Florida State University, Dr. Marc Spooner, Regina University, Canada, and Dr. Karen Watkins, University of Georgia, Athens.

December 17, 2015

Colleagues and Friends,
As we come to the end of the year, I have a few updates and congratulations to our honor distinguished graduates.

International Conference at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Dr. Yvonna S. Lincoln, Distinguished Professor and holder of Ruth Harrington Endowed Chair in Higher Education Administration was a keynote speaker at an international conference held at Goethe University, Frankfurt Germany, November 13-14, 2015. Her keynote paper entitled: Threat Levels: Qualitative Research Ethics, Power and Neoliberalism’s Context was very well received. Provided below is an abstract of her presentation:

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