EAHR Blog

May 22, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Before we go our separate ways this summer, I would like to share a few remarks and call attention to a few recent/new developments in the department. First, I want to give thanks for the warm welcome and congratulate Dr. Fred Nafukho for his 8 years of service in his role as department head. We have all benefitted from Dr. Nahukho’s leadership and wish him well as he moves into his new role as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs this coming fall.

For those who may know little about me, my name is Mario Torres. I’ve served as a professor in the public school administration program here at Texas A&M since 2003. While I have written extensively on education legal and policy matters, I have recently broadened my research activities to include areas such as demographic inclusion and leadership ethics. My prior leadership experiences include serving as a program chair and associate department head and I have taught a variety of courses from graduate statistics to human resource law and ethics for undergraduate students (HRD 210). I am honored to serve you as interim department head and am committed to continuing the fine work in advancing department and college initiatives.

News From Around the Department

1. AWARDS: Earlier this month, the EAHR department recognized the outstanding work of our faculty, staff, and students. Congratulations to the following:

April 3, 2017

Colleagues,
In my 8 years as department head, I have developed a deep appreciation and respect for our amazing and talented students, faculty and staff, and our large, successful and loyal former students. We have successfully collaborated to achieve our vision, mission and goals. As a department, we realize that we can’t solve education challenges and the grand challenges that face society on our own hence the need for continued collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, research and service.  

It has been my honor to serve as department head and I would like to express great appreciation to all who have been my dear colleagues, students, faculty, staff, former students, supporters, and friends for the past eight years. My deep appreciation and gratitude go to Dean Douglas Palmer,  Dean Joyce Alexander and Provost Karan Watson for their great support and mentorship. I would have loved to mention all the students, staff, faculty, and administrators in EAHR, CEHD and at TAMU who have worked with me and supported me, however, in a brief news update such is this one, it is not possible to mention everyone by name. Please accept my gratitude for your support and encouragment over the eight years. 

March 1, 2017

Colleagues,
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks (unknown).  This week is a celebratory week in appreciation of the outstanding work done by our staff. To our staff in EAHR, the exemplary work that you do reminds me of Albert Schweitzer’s words of wisdom, at times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Your work lights the flame in all of us. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude and deep appreciation for the work that you do in the department that elevates our consciousness and enhances the quality of work and learning climate. Thank you!

FACULTY SEARCHES
The searches for Assistant Professor of Technology Management and HRD (Tenure Track) and Assistant or Associate Professor for Technology Management and HRD (Tenure Track) are ongoing.

DEPARTMENT HEAD SEARCH UPDATE

The search for a new department head was not successful and a new interim department head will soon be named.

AROUND THE DEPARTMENT

Congratulations to our newly admitted doctoral students Myra Barrera, Adrianna Gonzalez, and Ghassan Ibrahim for having been selected as recipients of the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Merit Fellowship.

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!

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