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.

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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

Krista Bailey

Krista Bailey

SAAHE Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor

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Dr. Krista J. Bailey received her Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University in 2011. Dr. Bailey joined the Educational Administration and Human Resource Development department at Texas A&M University as a Clinical Associate Professor in 2016. Dr. Bailey is the Director of the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education master’s program and teaches graduate courses in student affairs administration. She served as a co-editor for an edition of New Directions for Student Leadership, authored a book chapter, and has presented at several national conferences.

  • Co-editor of Assessing Student Leadership, New Directions for Student Leadership
  • Expert on Student Affairs Administration
  • Research focus on women in student affairs and the graduate student experience.
  • 15 years of experience working as a Student Affairs Administrator in the Dean of Students Office and Student Activities.


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Areas of Scholarly Interest:

  • Student Affairs
  • Graduate Student Experience
  • Women in Student Affairs

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