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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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
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“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

Yvonna Lincoln

Yvonna Lincoln

Distinguished Professor, Emeriti

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Dr. Yvonna S. Lincoln received her Ed.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University in 1977. Dr. Lincoln joined the Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Department at Texas A&M as a Professor in 1991. Dr. Lincoln teaches graduate courses in qualitative research methods, the foundations of American higher education, proposal preparation and organizational theory. Dr. Lincoln’s research focuses on neoliberal and corporatization shifts in faculty worklife and university administration, and also in the development of qualitative methods. Dr. Lincoln is the co-editor of Qualitative Inquiry Journal, and serves on several other editorial boards. She has written over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters, and written, edited or co-edited more than a dozen books, She has chaired over 100 doctoral committees, and served on many more. Dr. Lincoln won the Presidential Citation from the American Educational Research Association in 2013.

  • Research interests:  Applications of qualitative fieldwork methods; effects of neoliberal economic political philosophies on faculty worklife;
  • Co-editor, Qualitative Inquiry Journal, and three other book series with Routledge and Meyers Press
  • Expertise:  Qualitative research methods, documentary analysis; neoliberal
    political and economic philosophies within the academy; research standards and
    IRB policies


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