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Known for pioneering work regionally, nationally, and internationally, the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy includes four program areas:

  • Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development
  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • Educational Administration and Policy

Our faculty challenge and engage students in graduate programs focused on intellectual inquiry, research, and practice. Our programs prepare leaders who create and share knowledge and strategies to improve the quality of life of individuals and organizations.

Department faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for contributions in research and policy development. Our faculty members' research includes action research, multicultural perspectives in adult education, education law, gender inequity, administration, school improvement, education policy, human resource and organizational development, the superintendency, and qualitative research methods.

Our faculty are also regular contributors to the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, have an active role in the development of the State of Education in Georgia annual conference, provide leadership in supporting the lifelong learning institute on campus, and provide training to adult literacy instructors throughout the state.

Contact Details

  • River's Crossing
    850 College Station Road
    Athens, Georgia 30602

Department head: Kathleen P. deMarrais

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Known for pioneering work regionally, nationally, and internationally, the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy includes four program areas: Adult Education, Learning and Organizational Development, Qualitative Inquiry, and Educational Administration and Policy.

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Latest News

State's grading system for schools harsher than others in Southeast, says Welsh

January 5, 2017
A recent article on AJC.com focusing on Georgia's A-F grading system for schools highlighted issues with the system, including research by a College of Education faculty member.

Professors recognized for student career success, development

January 4, 2017
COE professors were recently recognized for making a significant and positive impact on their students' career development.

Convocation: Students urged to find value in small change

December 16, 2016
More than 200 graduate during Convocation, Commencement ceremonies.

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