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

Darby Roberts

Darby Roberts

Student Affairs Planning, Assessment & Research

Dr. Darby Roberts earned her doctorate in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University.  She also holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management and Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis and Research from Texas A&M University. She has 30 years over experience working in student affairs. She teaches Assessment and Interventions in Student Affairs in the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program.
Dr. Roberts is the Director of Student Life Studies in the Division of Student Affairs.  Her academic interests include student affairs assessment processes, program review, and assessing student learning in the co-curricular. She is co-author of Student Affairs Assessment: Theory to Practice(2016) and Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes (2nd ed., 2021). She is co-editor of Learning is Not a Sprint: Assessing and Documenting Student Leader Learning in Cocurricular Involvement (2012) and New Directions in Student Leadership: Assessing Student Leadership (2016). Dr. Roberts has also contributed numerous book chapters on student affairs assessment and frequently presents at national conferences.

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