Stephen F. Austin State University


Department of Secondary Education & Educational Leadership

Elizabeth Vaughan, Interim Chair
McKibben 404
Phone: (936) 468-2908
Fax: (936) 468-1573


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

Associate Professors
Neill Armstrong, Kenneth Austin, Linda Black, Heather Olson Beal, Kerry Roberts, Mark Seaman, Janet Tareilo

Assistant Professors
Bryan "Scott" Bailey, Mary Catherine Breen, Ali Hachem, Stacy Hendricks

Visiting Instructor
Beth Gound

Coordinator of Doctoral Program
Patrick M. Jenlink

Coordinator of Principal Program
Stacy Hendricks

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


The Secondary Education and Educational Leadership Department Program seeks to prepare teachers and administrators as school leaders committed to youth, scholarship and lifelong learning through a scholar-practitioner learning community characterized by a learner-centered curriculum, field experience, mentoring, and practical inquiry.