Texas A&M Campus

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development is committed to and actively engaged in research in the areas of adult education, educational leadership and policy, higher education administration and human resource development. 

Its two centers – the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning (TCALL) and the Education Leadership Research Center (ELRC) – are a major part of the college’s mission to enhance educational achievement through teaching methods, understand and lessen educational disparities among students of all ages and backgrounds and influence policies and practices related to the leadership and administration of higher education institutions, school and work settings.

By the Numbers

In fiscal year 2017 principal investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, and Co-Is in the department received approximately $6.1 million in external funding,  including grant awards from the Texas Workforce Commission, US Department of Education, Kellogg Foundation, among other agencies and foundations.

Significant initiatives include:

  • equity and social justice in higher education policy and practice
  • principalship, superintendency and mentoring of school personnel
  • improving college access and success
  • international and cross-cultural human resource development

Download the EAHR Research information flyer.

Annual Funding for 2017: $6,153,971
Proposals Submitted by EAHR Faculty in 2016: 28


Funding Broken down by Agency Type

Faculty who are PI/Co-PI on Funded Projects

Funding Trends - Annual Dollars



TCALL promotes successful adult learner transitions to postsecondary education, workforce training and jobs with family-sustaining wages. Through a recently awarded $4.6 million two-year contract, The center will help ensure that adult educators have access to knowledge, resources, technology, networking opportunities and program support through its new Texas Research-based Adult Instruction Network Professional Development Consortium (TRAIN PD).


The ELRC works to drive effective education leadership through research on leadership practices and policies within American schools.  Researchers in the center are nationally recognized professionals in leadership, social psychology, policy analysis and program evaluation.