Texas Woman’s University to Launch a New Ph.D. Program

The Texas Woman’s University board of regents has approved a new doctoral degree program that aims to prepare educators for leadership roles at the highest levels of K-12 instruction, higher education and community-based leadership. The U.S. job market for school leadership is expected to grow by 5.7 percent — and the job market in Texas by 20 percent — through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Texas Workforce Commission.

The university plans to launch the new Ph.D. program in education, leadership and organization this fall. The program will be offered entirely online, which will make it accessible to a diversified audience of students. Courses will run seven weeks in a series of online synchronous and asynchronous settings.

“At TWU, we lead in multifaceted ways by applying our individual and collective expertise to problems, and the Ph.D. in Education, Leadership and Organization was born out of this imperative,” said Lisa Hu!man, dean of TWU’s College of Professional Education, which will offer the program. “The very development of these programs demonstrates that we prioritize a culture that empowers faculty and staff to lead and students to grow as leaders.”

Dr. Huffman is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She joined the faculty at Texas Woman’s University in 2017.

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