Michael Boone, Professor - Educational and Community Leadership. BA, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas; M.A., Ed.D., Washington State University.
Ann K. Brooks is a Professor of Adult, Professional, and Community Education, Director of the Ph.D. Program in Education, and Honorary Professor of International Studies. Her research focuses on systems of learning in education and work organizations; equity and inclusion; gender; higher education in Southeast Asia; and action inquiry in research and evaluation. She has worked or consulted in Cambodia, China, Japan, South Korea, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. She holds an Ed.D. from Columbia University Teachers College in Adult and Higher Education.
Joellen E. Coryell, Associate Professor of Adult, Professional, and Community Education and Coordinator of the M.A. in Adult Education. Dr. Coryell earned a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on understanding how adult educators and adult learners can use learning and development acquired through dialogue, intercultural experiences, and instructional technologies to improve their own educative practices and cross-cultural competencies. Within this focus, she pursues two distinct areas of research foci namely: 1) international and cross-cultural adult and higher education, including adult foreign and second language acquisition, internationalization of higher education, study abroad, and capacity building in international educational development; and 2) the investment in the professional development of adult educators and educational leaders. She currently has projects/consulting in Italy and Malawi.
Steve Gordon, Professor - Educational and Community Leadership. BS, Bowling Green State University; M,Ed, Wright State University; EdD, University of Georgia.
Miguel A. Guajardo is an Associate Professor in the Education and Community Leadership Program. His research interests include issues of community building, community youth development, leadership development, race and ethnicity, university and community partnerships, and Latino youth and families. He was a Fellow with the Kellogg International Leadership Program and the Salzburg Seminar. He is also a co-founder and the chairman of the board of directors of the Llano Grande Center for Research and Development, an education and community youth development organization in South Texas.
Patricia Guerra is an Assistant Professor in Educational and Community Leadership. She earned her BS, MEd, and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on issues of equity, educator beliefs about diversity, and culturally responsive schooling, leadership and supervision.
Clarena Larrotta, Associate Professor of Adult Education at Texas State University. Her research agenda investigates issues of language, culture, and equity and access as they relate to Latina/o and minority students, their families and communities. Using a Freirian/participatory approach her research interests focus on adult English as a second language (ESL), adult literacy and family literacy.
Melissa A. Martinez is an Assistant Professor in Educational and Community Leadership. She earned her B.A. and M.Ed. from The University of Texas at Brownsville and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on three areas: 1) equity and access issues along the P-16 educational pipeline for students of color, primarily college access and readiness issues for Latina/os and Latina/o parent engagement, 2) pedagogical practices utilized in the preparation of future educational leaders, and 3) the experiences of faculty of color in academia.
Sarah Nelson, Associate Professor - Educational and Community Leadership. BS, MEd, and Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests center on policies and practices related to educational equity. Recent research projects include examining educator beliefs about students of diverse backgrounds, documenting the effects of student protests for educational equity in Chile, and exploring the experiences of novice principals.
John A. Oliver, Assistant Professor - Educational and Community Leadership at Texas State University. His research interests include the intersection of adult and youth partnerships for community change, and effective partnerships between higher education, schools, and communities.
Michael P. O’Malley, (Ed.D. Saint Joseph’s University) is an Associate Professor of Educational and Community Leadership, Ph.D. Program Director, and a former secondary school principal. His research interests include public pedagogy, leadership for educational and social equity, curriculum theorizing, and internationalization. His recent projects involve youth protests for educational equity in Chile, educational and fiscal accountability initiatives in an urban school district, gender and sexuality diversity issues in principal preparation, and critical participatory research with youth.
Larry Price, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Development - Research Measurement and Statistics. BS, MA, Texas State University; Ph.D., Georgia State University. My research interests are varied and include the Theoretical development and testing of Bayesian and non-Bayesian structural equation models in psychological and neuropsychological research. Including the theoretical development, testing, and refinement of classical and modern psychometric methods in the behavioral sciences. And the development of dynamic multivariate vector autoregressive time series models for the psychological, social and neurosciences.
Robert F Reardon, Associate Professor - Educational Administration and Psychological Services. Ph.D. University of Georgia, Department of Adult Education. M.S. North Carolina State University, Department of Chemical Engineering. B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry. Research interests include workplace learning in manufacturing, K – 20 science education, continuing professional development, and quantitative research methods (factor analysis, survey research, and multivariate regression). He has consulted extensively with the oil and chemical industry in the US.
Jovita M. Ross-Gordon, Professor of Adult, Professional and Community Education and Coordinator of the MA Program in Adult Education. She earned her BS and MA from Northwestern University and her EdD from the University of Georgia. Dr. Ross-Gordon’s research centers on teaching and learning of adults, with specific foci on 1) adult learners in higher education, 2) adults with disabilities, and 3) issues of diversity and equity in adult higher education and continuing professional education. She has received the Marlowe Froke Outstanding Publication Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education and the research award from the University Continuing Education Association. She serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education Series and as a Co-Editor of Adult Education Quarterly.
Duncan Waite, Professor - Educational and Community Leadership, Editor, The International Journal of Leadership in Education and Director, The International Center for Educational Leadership and Social Change. BA, The University of Michigan; MA, Ph.D., The University of Oregon.