Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Main Office
George I. Sánchez Building
Suite 3.308

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Closed noon – 1 p.m.

Mailing Address
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
1912 Speedway D5400
Austin, TX 78712-1604

Phone: (512) 471-7551
Fax: (512) 471-5975

Department Leadership

Pedro Reyes, Department Chair
(512) 232-7519

Norma Cantú, Minority Liaison Officer
(512) 475-8593

Denisa Gándara and Sarah Woulfin, Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) Co-chairs

Jennifer Holme, Graduate Advisor

Program & Area Contacts

Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy

Liliana Garces, Co-coordinator

Lauren Schudde, Co-coordinator
(512) 471-1623

Michael Anthony Goodman, Co-coordinator

Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

Michael Nava, Faculty Director
(512) 680-2746

Joe Wilcox, Program Director
(512) 425-0919

Cooperative Superintendency Program (CSP)

Paul Cruz, Co-director

Sylvia R. Reyna, Assistant Director

David DeMatthews, Co-director

Educational Policy and Planning Program (EPP)

Sarah Woulfin, Ph.D. Program Co-coordinator

Sofia Malik, Ph.D. and M.Ed. Co-coordinator

Christopher Brown M.Ed. Co-coordinator

Texas Principal Leadership Academy (TPLA)

Terrance Green, Co-Director

Department Staff

Marissa Gault, Administrative Associate

Violeta Gonzales, Project Director
(512) 232-6226
Wallace Foundation Grant, equity-centered professional and leadership development and development of the Texas Principal Leadership Academy.

Wintana Hansen, Administrative Associate
(512) 471-0727
Education Research Center (ERC)

Jacinda Herrera, Senior Academic Program Coordinator
(512) 475-8580
Course scheduling, course instructor surveys, grade reporting, FaSET reporting, catalog changes, course inventory changes and student support.

Perla Romo Knudstrup, Accountant II
(512) 471-4384

Kelsey Samsel, Graduate Program Coordinator
(512) 475-8570
Graduate program coordination needs, outreach, admissions, recruitment, orientation, registration and graduation activities.

Gina Smuts, Senior Administrative Manager
(512) 475-8578
See Gina for human resources (student, staff and faculty appointments), faculty promotion and tenure, faculty third-year reviews, staff annual performance and department events.