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Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development

We continue to learn and grow even as adults, and as a result, our educational needs change and evolve. Our program will prepare you to work with individuals, programming, and evaluation mechanisms to help adults advance in their education. But because educational needs also extend into private, public, and non-profit sectors, our program also addresses organizational learning and needs.

Our faculty combine practical experience with research expertise to provide an academic and practical approach to adult learning and organizational development.

Degree Programs

Master of Education (MEd)

Educational Specialist (EdS)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Non-Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in Complexity Leadership

    This certificate program is open to both degree and non-degree seeking graduate students and aims to integrate cutting-edge research on adult development along with adaptive and complexity leadership.

  • Graduate Certificate in Organization Coaching

    Open to all graduate students, this certificate program is designed for students pursuing a graduate degree in adult learning, leadership, and organization development, as well as those in other fields who want to be a certified organization coach. This certificate program is open to both degree and non-degree seeking graduate students in all fields and is designed for those wishing to become a certified organization coach.


Generative Learning and Complexity Laboratory

The Generative Learning and Complexity Laboratory (GLCL) brings together scholars and practitioners of learning and complexity science to reimagine learning and development.

Student Organizations

Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy Graduate Student Network (LEAP-GSN)

This organization provides a communication network to students, faculty, and professionals interested in lifelong learning. It also facilitates social/professional interaction among lifelong learners and supports adjunct learning experiences.

Members are graduate students in the Department of Lifelong Learning, Administration, and Policy.

Faculty and Staff

Allie Cox Clinical Assistant Professor
Seung-hyun (Caleb) Han Associate Professor
Diann Olszowy Jones Clinical Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Henriette Lundgren Assistant Professor
Cynthia M Sims Associate Professor
Karen E. Watkins Professor and Associate Department Head

Contact Info

River’s Crossing 850 College Station Road Athens, GA 30602
© University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602