Regents Professor, Director
Dr. Beverly J. Irby earned her Ed.D. (Education) from the University of Mississippi in 1983. She joined the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University (TAMU) as a Full Professor in September, 2013, has been approved graduate faculty there since 2001, and has developed and taught courses in research and curriculum for special programs, educational administration, instructional leadership, and research. She has earned the reputation of an excellent professor and Dr. Irby’s mentored students have garnered numerous research awards.
She was selected as a national UCEA David Clark Scholar Mentor and a two-time Piper Professor Nominee. She has a graduate student scholarship and has the Brown and Irby Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership in her honor at Sam Houston State University (Texas). Dr. Irby’s research focus is that of social responsibility for instructional leadership; theory development/validation; women’s leadership; gender equity; early childhood, bilingual/ESL, gifted, and science education; online learning; reflective practice portfolios; international leadership; principal and teacher evaluation/professional development; program evaluation; and various research techniques including bricolage.
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