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We prepare undergraduate and graduate students for leadership and service careers in assisting diverse populations within the U.S. and the global community. Our department is committed to the incorporation of community-based, service-learning experiences within its educational programs to maximize the advancement of students' personal and professional development.

Lumberjack Spotlight

  • Spreading the word on literacy enrichment

    Dr. Lydia Richardson presented at the 63rd Texas Speech and Hearing Association convention in Fort Worth. Her presentation addressed the benefits of literacy enrichment for pre-K students.

    Lydia Richardson

    Dr. Lydia Richardson

  • Dr. Killam elected to national council

    Dr. Wendy Killam, professor in counseling, was elected to serve as a member of the American Counseling Association Governing Council as the representative of the Association for Adult Development and Aging.

    Wendy Killam

    Dr. Wendy Killam

Transformative Experiences

At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom.
Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

Meet Our Students

  • Son Pham

    Son Pham

    Son, a student enrolled in SFA’s Doctor of Education in educational leadership program, traveled more than 8,700 miles from Vietnam to discover a solution to the social and organizational issues his country’s higher education system faces.

  • Catherine Lard

    Catherine Lard

    Catherine is president of the Braille and Cane Club and the SFA Adaptive Sports Club. She was named the Baker Pattillo Student Leader of the Year for advocating for the visually impaired.

  • Tyesha Stewart

    Tyesha Stewart

    Tyesha, a school psychology doctoral student, serves as the assistant to the editor of the Journal of Human Services, a biannual, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary publication with an international editorial board.

contact the department of human services and educational leadership



    Physical Address:
    Human Services Building, Suite 302

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 13019, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, TX 75962