The Next Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico

Hansel Burley was appointed dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico. He will take office on July 1.

“I am excited about joining the UNM College of Education and Human Sciences family. I found faculty and staff to be refreshingly open, transparent, and dedicated to students, educators, and the people of New Mexico,” Dr. Burley said. “Seeing their collective commitment to better lives for people requires that I bring my best skill and insight to this mission. Great opportunities and a strong faculty, working together – that’s a formula for positive impact.”

Dr. Burley is currently the chair of the department of educational psychology and leadership and professor of educational psychology in the College of Education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. His research focuses on the antecedents to higher education remediation and the resilience of developmental education students. He examines diversity issues, particularly when related to college access and success.

Professor Burley is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, where he majored in English. He holds a master’s degree in English from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University.

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