Department of Educational Leadership

About

Chair: Dr. Forrest Lane

Contact Information

Phone: (936) 294-1147

Website: Department of Educational Leadership

Mission

The Department of Educational Leadership prepares culturally responsive educational leaders and professional counselors who promote meaningful societal change.

Belief Statements:

  • We believe that faculty members lead by example.
  • We believe that faculty members should develop and promote best practices in teaching, research, and service.
  • We believe that the quality and competitiveness of the department’s programs are a primary responsibility of all faculty members.
  • We believe that faculty members should display culturally responsive and respectful behavior.
  • We believe in preparing educational leaders to be consumers and producers of research in order to function effectively in a dynamic and ever-changing world.
  • We believe in collaboration among disciplines and between our department and the communities we serve.
  • We believe excellent teaching is guided by quality scholarship.
  • We believe the integrity and efficacy of faculty are developed and enhanced through academic freedom and shared governance.
  • We believe that high quality programs are achieved through faculty expectations that instill academic rigor, specific measurable outcomes, student accountability, and deliberate evaluation and feedback

Academic Programs

The Department of Educational Leadership currently offers only graduate degree and certificate programs. See the current graduate catalog for more details.

Director/Chair: Forrest Christopher Lane

Meredith S Billings, PHD, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Univ of Michigan; MA, University of Maryland; BS, William & Mary College

Julie P Combs, EDD, Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Texas A&M - Commerce; MED, Texas A&M - Commerce; BS, Texas A&M University

Paul William Eaton, PHD, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, LSU & A&M College; MED, LSU & A&M College; MED, Univ of Maryland-College Park; BA, Univ of Minesota-Twin Cities

Matthew Bryan Fuller, PHD, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Illinois State University; MS, Texas A&M University; BA, Texas A&M University

Peggy Philpot Holzweiss, PHD, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Texas A&M University; MS, Texas A&M University; BS, Texas A&M University

Forrest Christopher Lane, PHD, Associate Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Univ of North Texas; MS, Univ of North Texas; BS, Texas A&M University

Frederick C. Lunenburg, PHD, Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, University of Ottawa; MAED, Seton Hall University; BS, Wagner College

Cynthia Martinez-Garcia, EDD, Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Texas A&M-Kingsville; MS, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; BS, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Nara Martirosyan, EDD, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Grambling State Univ; MS, Grambling State Univ; BA, Tatev Pedagogical University

Ricardo Montelongo, PHD, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Indiana University; MS, Texas A&M University; BS, Texas A&M University

David Patrick Saxon, EDD, Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Grambling State Univ; MBA, Appalachian State University; BSBA, Appalachian State University

Susana Troncoso Skidmore, PHD, Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Texas A&M University; MED, Texas A&M University; BA, Texas A&M University

John R Slate, PHD, Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Univ of Tennessee-Knoxville; MA, Univ of Tennessee-Knoxville; BA, Eastern Illinois University

Interim Faculty

Pamela Ann Angelle, PHD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, LSU & A&M College

Gabriel Oscar Bermea, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Benedictine College; MED, Texas Tech University; BA, Texas Tech University

Susan Kay Borg, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Sam Houston State University; MED, Sam Houston State University; BS, Central Michigan Univ

Ronald William Brown, PHD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Texas A&M University; MED, Prairie View A&M University; BBA, Prairie View A&M University

Rebecca M Bustamante, PHD, Professor of Educational Leadership, Associate Dean, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Univ of San Diego; MA, San Jose State University; BA, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

Christine Marie Butler, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Sam Houston State University; MA, Northwestern St Un of Louisana; BA, Northwestern St Un of Louisana

Stacey L. Edmonson, EDD, Professor of Education and Dean, College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Texas A&M - Commerce; MED, Texas A&M - Commerce; BA, Texas A&M University

Christina Leeann Ellis, EDD, Dir Accred & Acntablty Svc, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Sam Houston State University; MED, Sam Houston State University; BA, Sam Houston State University

Carolyn F Fiaschetti, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Sam Houston State University; MED, Sam Houston State University; BS, Miami University-Ohio

Patricia Lynn Gregg, PHD, Lecturer of Education, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, Penn State Un-Univ Park; MBA, Univ of South Florida; BS, Boston University

La Tracy Verchell Harris, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Sam Houston State University; MED, Prairie View A&M University; BBA, Univ of Houston-Downtown

Janene Withers Hemmen, EDD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Sam Houston State University; MED, Sam Houston State University; BA, Iowa State University

Patrick Damione Jefferson, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Univ of Calif-Los Angeles; MA, Loyola Marymount University; BS, Xavier University of Louisiana

Ronny Dean Knox, EDD, Superintendent of Schools 12Mo, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Stephen F Austin University; MED, Univ of Houston-Victoria; BA, Univ of Houston-Victoria

Mary Laura Lariviere, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Sam Houston State University; MED, Sam Houston State University; BA, Sam Houston State University

Melissa Marie Leigh, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Stephen F Austin University; MED, Stephen F Austin University; BS, Iowa State University

Betsy Janet Mijares, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Stephen F Austin University; MED, Stephen F Austin University; BA, Sam Houston State University

Melinda Kay Perzan-Wooderson, EDD, Lecturer of Education, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Sam Houston State University; MED, Sam Houston State University; BS, Sam Houston State University

Gabriela Judith Silvestre, PHD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Educational Leadership, PHD, University of Pittsburgh; MED, University of Pittsburgh; CERN, Universidad Nacional Del Lit

Teresa Estelle Simpson, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, Lamar University; MED, Lamar University; BA, Univ of Houston-Clear Lake; BA, Univ of Houston-Clear Lake

Shannon M Taylor, EDD, Lecturer of Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, EDD, California Luthrn Un; MED, Baylor University; BS, Baylor University