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Dr. Derek Lester

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership

Office Location: Frank Young Education North, #109

Phone: (903) 468-3117



Edwards, R., Justice, M., Lester, D., Miller, J. (2015). Recruiting and retention practices for African American and Hispanic/Latino faculty in higher education. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 5(18).

Hioki, W., Lester, D., Martinez, M. (2015). Predisposition factors of career and technical education transfer students: A hermeneutic phenomenology study. The Community College Enterprise, 21(2), 11-30.

Lester, D. (2013). A review of the student engagement literature. Focus on Colleges, Universities, and Schools, 7(1). Retrieved from

Lester, D. (2013). Faculty engagement: A cluster analysis of academic majors and Holland environments. International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development, 3(4).

Lester, D., & Martinez, M. (2012). Faculty engagement differences among Holland academic environments. International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development, 3(3), 209-222.

Burkman, A., & Lester, D. (2012). Superintendent salary study: Is there gender equity in Texas? Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, 31(1), 38-54.

Lester, D. (2011). Environmental engagement demand differences within and among Holland academic environments. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

Martinez, M., Maldonado, C., & Lester, D. (2010). Measuring the effects of interpersonal training for the workforce. Online Journal of Workforce Education and Development, 3(4), 2.

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