Faculty Affairs

The Faculty Affairs Office facilitates faculty development, including promotion and tenure for tenure-track faculty, and academic professional faculty track, Faculty Development Leave (FDL), the STaR Mentoring program, and Faculty Success Program. The office also coordinates faculty searches, faculty hiring, appointment of endowed faculty chairs, faculty fellows, faculty awards, and provides administrative support for the faculty elected committees.

Dalun Zhang

Dalun Zhang

Director of Faculty Development

STaR Mentoring Program

The College of Education and Human development mentoring program for new assistant professors started in fall 2017. The Service, Teaching and Research (STaR) Mentoring program originated from the College of Education and Human Development Catapult grant, which proposed beginning a STaR Mentoring Program for new faculty members. The grant received full funding, and The STaR Program, now in its second year is operated by the faculty affairs and academic affairs offices. The program has served 20 new faculty members by matching them with 20 seasoned faculty members across the college. The program lasts one year, and is aimed at jump-starting faculty careers. This year CEHD Development Office obtained additional funding ($2000 per new faculty) and to name these new faculty the Jerry and Kay Cox Fellows

Faculty Success Program

The Faculty Success Program is offered by the National Center for Faculty Development. The main goal of the program is all about learning the secrets to increasing research productivity, getting control of time, and living a full healthy life beyond ones campus. As NCFDD’s signature program, the Faculty Success Program is specifically designed to transform participants’ personal and professional life. The program is for tenure-track faculty and tenured faculty who are looking for the perfect combination of empirically tested methods to improve research productivity through intense accountability, coaching, and peer support and to propel their work-life balance and personal growth to a whole new level.

The College of Education and Human Development in collaboration with our four academic departments plans to support our faculty interested in participating in NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program.  Last year EAHR and TLAC in collaboration with CEHD supported 8 faculty who participated in the Faculty Success Program. Based on their positive experiences, we think that this is a worthwhile career development program for our faculty.


We assist in the development and submission of research proposals, coordinate award documentation and manage post-award financial activities. We provide workshops for faculty and graduate students on grant submission, grant-seeking, and create compelling, competitive proposals. And we serve as a liaison to schools and other stakeholders in your research programs. The CERD pre and post award staff are happy to meet with you in your office to discuss any questions you have about your submission, project account, or outreach activities.

Council of Principal Investigators

Council members represent Principal Investigators and faculty affiliated with Centers and Institutes. The Council commits to advancing CEHD’s goals in teaching and research. The CPI meets at least four times annually with a meeting schedule to be determined by members.

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs provides leadership and support over academic programs and policy, educator preparation, student affairs, academic advising, recruitment and retention efforts, and data analysis and assessment for the College of Education and Human Development.

Beverly Irby

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Chris Cherry

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Kelley O'Neal

Director of Marilyn Kent Byrne Student Success Center

Amy Whitesell

Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator, Office of the Dean

Paul Timoney

Assistant Director of UG Advising

Misti Corn

Coordinator of Certification and TEA Reporting

Justin Smith

Assistant Director of UG Advising

Xinyu Alice Zhang

Coordinator for Global Education

Byrne Student Success Center

Established in 2007, the Byrne Student Success Center provides students with the tools and resources they need to be academically and personally successful.  Students are offered individualized Student Success Counseling, career support, strategic referrals to free campus resources, and are provided opportunities for co-curricular involvement and leadership development.


The CEHD Development office’s primary role is to raise endowed funds for the college. The two development officers are responsible for identifying, cultivating, and engaging prospective donors to support the college’s priorities, as set forth by the dean. All requests from faculty for assistance in fundraising for a particular program or initiative must be vetted by the respective faculty member’s department head prior to consideration by the development office, and is subject to the Dean’s approval.

Amy Hurley

Director of Development

Ashley Bryant

Development Officer III

Wendy Kreider

College Relations Coordinator

College Governance

Faculty Advisory Council

The Faculty Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the Dean. The council develops ideas and recommends programs for the improvement of the college. The council consists of three faculty-elected members, one member from each department, and the Faculty Senate Caucus Leader. The council has monthly meetings, and all members of the faculty may attend.

Staff Advisory Council

The SAC serves as an advisory body to the dean on matters of interest and importance to the staff of the college. The council encourages the input of staff on developing ideas to improve the college. Information is channeled to the dean from the SAC for review and approval. The SAC meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Meetings are open to CEHD staff.


Our mission is to provide quality service, support and resources which will enhance the mission of our college.  To this end, we provide budgeting, accounts payable, post-award research administration, payroll, human resource support, technology and facility services for the faculty, staff and students of the College of Education and Human Development.

  • Communications
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • HR/Payroll
  • Technology Services


The Communications Office in the College of Education and Human Development is responsible for strategic communications, media relations, creative services and branding and identity.


Primary mission is to provide a comfortable, healthy and safe environment which serves the College of Education and Human Development faculty, staff, students and visitors. 

Jamie Neff

Dean's Office

Kristy Anderson

Heaton Hall

Marie Shelfer


Kelly Freeman


Cathy Watson


Christopher Thomas



Primary mission is to provide sound, prompt, and reliable financial support to the Dean’s Office faculty, staff, students, and administrators on matters pertaining to budgets, travel support, reporting, record-keeping, purchasing assistance, accounts payable processing, and compliance with TAMU rules and guidelines.


Primary mission is to serve the College of Education and Human Development employees by providing reliable, responsive and timely service with regards to Human Resource support and compensation.


Primary mission is to facilitates the use, integration, development, and maintenance of technology resources to accomplish the mission of the College of Education and Human Development.

Ruben Martinez

Associate Director for Technology Services

Michelle Bunch

Administrative Assistant


The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

The Department of Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts. Our undergraduate programs prepare students to work with children and youth in a variety of community and school contexts. We also offer a range of professional master’s degrees geared towards professionals in schools, communities, and the corporate world. For those interested in doctoral studies we offer Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

The Department of Health & Kinesiology

The Department of Health & Kinesiology (HLKN) has outstanding faculty, staff, students, and facilities and has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s largest and best programs in our field. Our faculty and students are actively engaged in the practice and study of physical activity, sport and health that is making a national and international impact.

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) encompasses students, faculty and staff whose efforts and interests center on the many different aspects of academics, teaching and classroom education. TLAC’s mission is to create experiences that advance teaching, research and service through the application of knowledge in the preparation and development of quality educators; placing high value on collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, democratic governance and global leadership. Click here to read more about TLAC.