The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the School of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

Student Highlight: Jeff McCanna

Creating Inclusive Environments in Schools - Dr. Jean Madsen

Program Highlight: Adult Education

Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Adult Education
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
Denotes online option available


“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Jean Madsen

Associate Department Head


521 Harrington Office Building

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Jean Madsen is a professor and associate department head at Texas A&M University where she is director of qualitative research for the Education Leadership Research Center (ELRC). She has worked on several qualitative projects which include the study of school decentralization and the recruitment and retention of teachers of color. Her research interests include studying workplace relationships and its effect on inclusion. The Kellogg Foundation recently funded her research to study the organizational implications of changing demographics in schools. Dr. Madsen has over 25 peer refereed articles and 80 presentations at the American Educational Research Association and the University Council of Education Administration. Her articles were accepted in American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record, Comparative Education Review, Peabody Journal of Education, and Urban Education. She has written three books, with one being nominated for the Grawemeyer Award in Education. Jean also serves on many editorial boards.

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