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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
  • 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

New York Times quotes professor on federal lawsuit

June 15, 2016
John Dayton, a professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, spoke about a lawsuit stemming from an incident in a rural Idaho school.

Over 400 graduates take part in spring convocation ceremony

May 18, 2016
Over 400 graduates of the University of Georgia College of Education walked across the stage at the Classic Center during the College's Spring 2016 Graduation Convocation ceremony.

Newspaper profiles Johnson-Bailey as part of Women's History Month

March 7, 2016
A story about Juanita Johnson-Bailey kicked off a weekly series highlighting female faculty members who are champions of strength, power and intellect.

Upcoming Events


Professional Development Schools (PDS) Workshop: Forming Sustainable School District and University/College Partnerships

In this one-day workshop, faculty and administrative representatives from the College of Education and Clarke County School District will teach participant teams how to build sustainable partnerships and maximize the benefits of PDS for all stakeholders.


Fall 2017 Deadline to Submit Pre-Application Essays for COST Program

Submit your pre-application essay by Nov. 1 to be considered for the fall 2017 COST program.


Fall 2016 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the Fall 2016 graduating class!

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