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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

Hall appointed associate editor of evaluation journal

December 7, 2016
Jori N. Hall was recently named associate editor of the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE), a peer-reviewed publication that focuses on evaluation methodology, theory and practice.

College’s Williams among new class of Women’s Leadership Fellows

October 30, 2016
The associate professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, is one of nine admitted to the 2016-2017 cohort of the Women’s Leadership Fellows program.

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.

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