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 College 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

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Research & Outreach


The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development is committed to and actively engaged in research in the areas of:

  • Adult education,
  • Educational leadership and policy,
  • Higher education administration, and
  • Human resource development.

We house two centers that are a major part of the college’s mission to enhance educational achievement through teaching methods, understand and lessen educational disparities among all students, and influence policies and practices related to the leadership and administration of higher education institutions, school and work settings:


EAHR Research including teacher sitting with student

Research by the Numbers

New Awards: $18.1M

Annual Budgeted: $11.1M

Proposals Submitted

Faculty Funded

Percent Tenured/ Tenure Track Faculty

Total Annual Budgeted Funding





Greater Texas Foundation

Kellogg Foundation

Military Child Education Coalition

Universidad Panamericana

Spring ISD

Texas Workforce Commission

National Endowment for the Arts

National Science Foundation

U.S. Department of Education

Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning (TCALL)

Education Leadership Research Center (ELRC)

College of Education & Human Development Centers & Institutes

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