Welcome from Dr. Joyce Alexander
Since 2015, I have had the honor to call the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University home. This college is a fantastic place where leading experts, passionate students, and dedicated staff join together in transforming the lives of individuals across our state, nation, and the world.
As you look through this site, you will learn about our commitment to a world-class learning experience for our students. You will see our passion for innovation within our fields and our dedication to communities through our service. You’ll also learn about our dedicated staff and faculty who are ensuring your experience here at A&M is world class.
For fifty years, we have been fighting fearlessly to make a transformational impact on our world. Through the passion of our faculty experts we are transforming lives across the fields of education, health, sport, and business. We are preparing our graduates to be transformational leaders at the forefront of change.
Explore our programs online or schedule a visit to tour campus. We look forward to meeting you.
Thanks and Gig ‘em,
Joyce M. Alexander, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Reta Haynes Dean’s Endowed Chair
About the Dean
Appointed in June 2015, Dr. Joyce Alexander is the sixth dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. She is also the current holder of the Reta Haynes Dean’s Endowed Chair and is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Texas Wesleyan University, and Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia.
Prior to her time at Texas A&M, Dr. Alexander served as Executive Associate Dean in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington. She had previously served as chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology for six years.
Her research focuses on the development of interests, motivation and expertise in children. Her most significant work examines the growth of interest in science from early childhood through age 18.
Over her career, she has supervised 20 student dissertations and served as a journal reviewer for 12 journals. She is currently on the Editorial Board of Metacognition and Learning.
As a part of a land grant university, we are called to do more. Our faculty, staff, and administration came together two years ago to commit to not just teaching, research, and service, but to making a transformational impact on society.
We address education’s most urgent challenges and remain at the forefront of the fight to improve educational achievement. In health and wellness, we conduct research that informs policy and practice, ultimately improving the quality of life for countless individuals. And across every focus, we prepare the absolute best leaders of tomorrow and set the standard for excellence.