Higher Education Administration Program Faculty at KU
The faculty members and instructors within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies are dedicated to providing robust learning opportunities related to higher education administration. You will learn from academic professionals who are known nationally for their research on important topics in post-secondary education: college access and retention, diversity, inclusion and social justice, multi-cultural education, women administrators, historical perspectives of higher education, community colleges, curricular issues, and more.
Prior to their time at KU, our program faculty and instructors have taught or held administrative positions at: Ohio State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Iowa, University of Akron, Purdue University, and other universities nationwide. Our higher education administration program faculty also partner with professors from other academic partners at KU to ensure that your graduate student experience and learning in Lawrence are both interdisciplinary in nature and grounded in practical experience.
Susan B. Twombly is professor of higher education and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Her PhD is in Higher Education from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include postsecondary faculty member’s careers, international higher education... more
Eugene (Gene) T. Parker is an assistant professor of higher education in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He is interested in matters of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to college students and organizations. His research has focused on the impact of... more
Marlesa A. Roney, Ph.D., serves as Professor of Practice in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department of the School of Education at the University of Kansas, a position she has held since January 2012. She currently teaches graduate courses in student affairs administration,... more
John Rury is a historian of American education and also conducts research in education policy studies, especially regarding metropolitan schools. He is particularly concerned with inequality in education, past and present.
He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.... more
Lisa Wolf-Wendel, PhD is a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She is also the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the School of Education. Dr. Wolf-Wendel joined the faculty of the University of Kansas (KU) in 1995.... more