Stephen F. Austin State University

Secondary Education & Educational Leadership

Welcome to the Department of Secondary Education & Educational Leadership

Welcome! Our department offers programs across the life-span of 21st Century educators from initial teacher certification through advanced academic preparation in our doctoral program for educational leaders. Specific programs include the following:

Using the links on the left, please explore our website to find out more about our faculty and programs.


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Elizabeth Vaughan, Interim Chair
McKibben 404
Phone: (936) 468-2908

Karen Embry-Jenlink, Patrick M. Jenlink, Amanda Rudolph, Pauline Sampson, Scott Slough

Associate Professors
Neill Armstrong, Kenneth Austin, Heather Olson Beal, Linda Black, Mary Catherine Breen, Kerry Roberts, Mark Seaman

Assistant Professors
Scott Bailey, Chrissy Cross, Ali Hachem, Randy McDonald, Barbara Qualls, George Willey

Visiting Instructor
Elizabeth Gound

Coordinator of Doctoral Program
Patrick M. Jenlink

Coordinator of Principal Program
Barbara Qualls

Coordinator of the Superintendent Certification Program
Pauline Sampson

Coordinator of the Secondary Teacher Education Program
Amanda Rudolph

Coordinator of the Graduate Secondary Teacher Education Programs
Heather Olson Beal