Dr. Ballard, Dean for the School of Human Development and Education

Beginning her tenure at St. Edward's University this fall, Dr. Glenda Ballard brings her 33 years in education to lead the School of Education. Dr. Ballard holds a Doctorate of Education in Adult and Continuing Education from Virginia Tech. A certified Texas teacher, she also has her MS in counseling and K-12 counselor certifications. Hailing from Texas A&M University - Texarkana, she served for 8 years as dean of the College of Education and Liberal Arts and associate professor of adult education. Under her leadership there, the College of Liberal Arts expanded to include 16 academic program, taught by 42 full time faculty and 80 adjuncts.

Within the School of Education, Dr. Ballard oversees the Departments of Teacher Education, University Studies, Kinesiology, and Master of Arts in Counseling program. Her goal is to learn the culture of St. Edward's and to develop new partnerships with area schools across Central Texas.

Year Started


Virginia Polytechnic and State University, EdD Adult & Continuing Education, 1995, Dissertation: “Teachers in a New Setting: A Qualitative Study of Educators in a National Workplace Literacy Project”

Texas A&M University-Commerce, MS Student Personnel & Guidance, Major: School Counseling

Texas A&M University-Commerce, BS English/Student Personnel, Double Major: English/Psychology, Certified Teacher: Grades 7-12, English

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