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

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

  • Address:
    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 Research, and Educational Administration and Policy.

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Latest News

Women’s Studies director named University Professor

April 2, 2018
Juanita Johnson-Bailey has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia beyond their normal academic responsibilities.

Professor challenges ‘Lean In’ in wake of #MeToo movement

March 27, 2018
Laura Bierema was quoted by CNN Money on the book’s message of women’s workplace empowerment.

New study examines link between school choice policies and gentrification

March 19, 2018
Households are far more likely to gentrify communities of color when school choice options expand, according to assistant professor Walker Swain.

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