I am an Associate Professor and Director of the Higher Education Leadership & Policy Studies Program in the College of Education. My research focuses on college student success, which is why I chose to live on campus – to help more students be successful and persist to graduation. I enjoy serving as Faculty-in-Residence because it has allowed me to build meaningful relationships with students outside of the classroom.
I am originally from a small town in Georgia and grew up on a farm that has been in my family for five generations. When I am not working, I enjoy being outdoors, biking, playing sports, reading good books, exploring Houston’s cultural and arts scene, and spending time with family and friends. My son, Will, is 6 years old and is one cool dude.
To students living on campus: the primary goal of the Faculty-in-Residence program is to provide programs and support services within the residence halls that contribute to your academic and professional success. Please contact your FIR if you have suggestions for programs you would like to see brought to the residence halls!Lyle McKinney, Ph.D.
Program Director - Higher Education Leadership & Policy Studies