Faculty - EdD in Higher Education Administration Executive Cohort

Dr. Arleene P. Breaux

Clinical Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration
Executive Ed.D. Program Coordinator

  • EdD | University of Arkansas
  • Research Interests: Higher education administration, leadership and the presidency, governmental affairs and policy, finance

Dr. Nathaniel Bray

Professor, Higher Education Administration
Associate Director, Educational Policy Center

  • PhD | Vanderbilt University
  • Research Interests: College student issues, faculty-administrator relationships, rural education, student access, policy, finance and prestige of sociology in higher education

Dr. Karri Holley

Professor, Higher Education Administration
Program Coordinator, Higher Education Administration

  • PhD | University of Southern California
  • Research Interests: Interdisciplinary teaching and learning, organizational change in higher education, graduate and professional education, qualitative inquiry

Dr. Stephen Katsinas

Professor, Higher Education Administration
Director, Educational Policy Center

  • PhD | Southern Illinois University
  • Research Interests: History, finance, access of higher education, twentieth century American educational policy

Dr. Cindy Ann Kilgo

Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

  • PhD | The University of Iowa
  • Research Interests: High-impact educational practices, experiences of marginalized college student populations, utility and validity of critical quantitative inquiry in studying how college affects students

Dr. Frankie Santos Laanan

Professor, Higher Education Administration
Department Chair, Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies

  • PhD | University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research Interests: Impact of community colleges on individuals and society, health and wellness of college students, pathways to STEM degrees for diverse students, survey research methods

Dr. Claire Howell Major

Professor, Higher Education Administration

  • PhD | The University of Georgia
  • Research Interests: College and university teaching, instructional technology, qualitative methods

Dr. Steve Mobley, Jr.

Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

  • PhD | University of Maryland
  • Research Interests: Historically Black Colleges and Universities, social class diversity within black communities, African American queer students, low-income, first-generation students, critical qualitative inquiry

Dr. Krystal L. Williams

Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

  • PhD | University of Michigan
  • Research Interests: Underrepresented Groups in STEM, higher Education and public policy, historically black colleges and universities; student role strain and adaptation; P-20 educational pathways