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Faculty - EdD in Higher Education Administration Executive Cohort

Dr. Nathaniel Bray

Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration

Education

  • PhD Vanderbilt University, 2003, Education and Human Development, specializing in Higher Education
  • MEd Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1996, Higher Education Administration
  • BA Harvard College, Harvard University, 1993, Biology, cum laude in General Studies

Areas of Research

  • College student development and retention
  • Faculty – administrator relationship
  • Higher education organizational culture

Dr. Arleene P. Breaux

Clinical Assistant Professor, Higher Education Executive Education Program

Education

  • EdD University of Arkansas, 2006, Higher Education Administration/College Teaching
  • MBA Nicholls State University, 1988, Business Administration
  • BS Nicholls State University, 1988, Finance

Areas of Research

  • Higher Education administration
  • Leadership and the presidency
  • Governmental affairs and policy Finance

Dr. Jason Garvey

Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

Education

  • PhD University of Maryland, 2013, College Student Personnel Administration
  • MA Ohio State University, 2008, School Psychology
  • BA University of Delaware, 2006, Educational Studies
  • Graduate Certificate, University of Maryland, 2012, Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation

Areas of Research

  • LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Campus and classroom climate
  • Critical/queer approaches to quantitative methods
  • Alumni philanthropy and fundraising

Dr. David E. Hardy

Associate Dean for Research and Service - Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration

Education

  • PhD University of North Texas, 2005, Higher Education
  • MS Amberton University, 2000, Human Relations and Business
  • BFA Southern Methodist University, 1982, Theatre

Areas of Research

  • Ethical issues in higher education
  • Community college financial, administrative, instructional, governance, faculty and student issues
  • The nexus of academic culture and popular culture, portrayals of higher education in the arts and media, and the arts and cultural outreach in higher education
  • Policy formation, implementation and analysis related to access, affordability, and accountability issues in higher education
  • The development of classification typologies and taxonomies for higher education institutions

Dr. Karri Holley

Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration - Program Coordinator, Higher Education Administration

Education

  • PhD University of Southern California, 2006, Higher Education
  • MEd University of Southern California, 2002, Higher Education
  • BA University of Alabama, 1996, Communication Studies, English

Areas of Research

  • Interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • Organizational change in higher education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Qualitative inquiry

Dr. Stephen Katsinas

Director, Educational Policy Center - Professor, Higher Education Administration

Education

  • PhD Southern Illinois University, 1986, Higher Education
  • MA Southern Illinois University, 1981, History
  • BA University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, 1978, History

Areas of Research

  • History, Finance, and Access of Higher Education
  • Twentieth Century American Educational Policy

Dr. Claire Howell Major

Professor, Higher Education Administration

Education

  • PhD The University of Georgia, 1998, Higher Education
  • MA University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1993, English
  • BA University of South Alabama, 1989, English

Areas of Research

  • College and university teaching
  • Instructional technology
  • Qualitative methods

Dr. Wayne Urban

Associate Director, Education Policy Center - Professor, Higher Education Administration

Education

  • PhD The Ohio State University, 1968, History of Education
  • MA The Ohio State University, 1965, Higher Education
  • BSS, John Carroll University, 1963, History, Social Studies

Areas of Research

  • Twentieth Century American Educational Policy
  • Teacher Unions and Associations