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
Workforce, Adult, & Lifelong Education (WALE)
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

Chayla Haynes Davison

Chayla Haynes Davison

Associate Professor

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Research Interests:
  • Black women in higher education
  • Critical and inclusive pedagogy (i.e., instructional methods and course design in college teaching and faculty development)
  • Critical race theory and intersectionality scholarship
  • Race, equity and inclusion in higher education
  • Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison is an Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration and past recipient of Texas A&M University’s Robert and Mavis Simmons Faculty Fellowship. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Denver and also holds a M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Her research centers on critical and inclusive pedagogy with emphasis on college teaching and faculty development, Black women in higher education and critical race theory and intersectionality scholarship and methodologies. She is co-editor of Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power: White Faculty’s Commitment to Racial Consciousness in STEM Classrooms (Peter Lang), Race Equity and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education (Stylus) and Black Liberation in Higher Education: Considerations for Research and Practice (Taylor Francis). Her scholarship also appears in the Review of Educational Research, Educational Researcher, the Journal of Higher Education, Teachers College Record, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and the Journal of Negro Education. She was the 2020 junior scholar recipient of the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s (ASHE) Council for Ethnic Participation’s Mildred Garcia Award for Exemplary Scholarship. Additionally, the Comparative & International Education Society’s African Diaspora Special Interest Group (CIES ADSIG), an affiliate of the World Education Research Association (WERA), named Dr. Haynes Davison a 2020 Emerging Scholar. Prior to the professoriate, Dr. Haynes Davison served the higher education and student affairs profession for 15 years, as a former Director of Orientation and Family Programs and Services, Director of Student Affairs and Career Services, and Director of Student Activities.


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