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

Vicente Lechuga

Vicente Lechuga

Associate Professor

Dr. Vicente Lechuga received his Doctorate of Education from the University of Southernn California in 2005. He joined the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development in fall of 2005. Dr. Lechuga teaches graduate level courses in higher education administration, higher education policy, and diversity issues in postsecondary institutions. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and authored and/or edited three books. His most recent book, “Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research” (Routledge, 2017) focuses on innovative ways to conduct qualitative research with regard to higher education policy and organizations. Dr. Lechuga currently chairs 10 doctoral committees, 12 master’s committees, and serves on several others.

  • Book co-editor, Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research
  • Research focus on STEM faculty members
  • Expert on diversity and inclusion


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Areas of Scholarly Interest:

  • Faculty Work Life/The Professoriate
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Governance
  • Organizations/Administration

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