Jul 04, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Who’s Who

Chair: Anthony R. Rolle

Professor: Wayne Emerson (Visiting), Augustina Reyes, Anthony Rolle, Alexander Schilt, Paula Short, Robert Wimpelberg, Yali Zou

Associate Professor: Catherine Horn, Jacqueline Hawkins, Angus MacNeil, Kristi L. Santi

Assistant Professor:  Kristen Hassett (Clinical), Shawn Kent, Lyle McKinney, Virginia Snodgrass-Rangel

Active Faculty Retiree:  Robert C. Borneman (Clinical)

Course Categories

The Department of Educational Leadership offers courses under the following headings: Cultural and Urban Studies Courses (CUST)  and Educational Psychology (EPSY) .

See the Graduate and Professional Studies catalog for graduate course listings, or consult the department for additional information.


The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (DELPS) in the College of Education at the University of Houston strives to be among the nation’s premier departments of graduate study for the development, management, and evaluation of K-20 educational organizations. And as such, faculty and staff prepare aspiring educational leaders who will develop innovative, efficient, and socially just educational policy solutions through collaborative research, praxis, and practice activities. In addition, DELPS faculty and staff continuously maintain - and pursue - mutually beneficial school, district, college, university, legislative, and corporate partnerships to improve educational environments, organizations, and learning outcomes for all students.

DELPS is distinctive in many ways. We are located in the heart of Houston, Texas - one of the most dynamic cities in the United States and uniquely located near Austin, New Orleans, San Antonio, and the Texas Gulf Coast. Accordingly, this metropolitan area offers students rich urban and suburban environments in which to learn - as well as opportunities for international research and study. Accordingly, DELPS prides itself on the multiple forms of diversity embraced - and respected by our students, staff, faculty, and community - including multiple perspectives on age, culture, ethnicity, exceptionality, geographic origin, and professional experience.