Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph.D., FHEA

Program Coordinator

Educational Leadership

Teacher Education

Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph.D., FHEA

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Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph. D., has been in higher education for 11 years teaching leadership courses in the principalship. Focus on educational law, special populations, teacher and principal evaluation systems, organizational health, and student discipline are specialized areas Dr. Trujillo-Jenks has researched and written. Specifically, the use of case studies when teaching these different areas has been the focus of Dr. Trujillo-Jenks' teaching, research, and service, and she has had books and journal articles that center on case studies in many of the course topics that she teaches. These case studies have helped students, faculty, and practitioners work through real-life scenarios in a no-consequence and safe environment. This experiential learning is seen in all of the courses that she teaches.


Ph.D., Education Administration, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2003
M.A., Administration and Supervision, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TX, 1996
B.A., Applied Learning and Development, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1992


Teacher and Principal Certification; Organizational Health; Teaching and Learning; Case Studies for Professional Development; School Discipline; Educational Leadership

Latest Articles

To Teach to the Test or Not
Faculty Focus (2019)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Warren Ortloff

Increasing social, emotional, and behavioral learning (SBEL) in student intervention models.
TCPEA Midwinter Yearbook (3)1 (2018)
Landon Turrubiarte, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Multi-year study of impact of instructional delivery on Texas Principal certification test results
TCPEA Midwinter Yearbook (3)1 (2018)
Warren Ortloff, Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone, Mai Jiang

What makes a great teacher?
The Connector: PR for people (2018)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Tackling the bullies in academe
Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings (2017)
Jorg Waltje, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Trouble and strife: Preventing bullying and mobbing in academe.
Department Chair (2017)
Jorge Waltje, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

The impact of instructional program delivery on TExES principal certification test results
TCPEA Conference within a Conference TASA Midwinter 2016 Research Proceedings (2016)
Peggy Malone, Warren Ortloff, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Fostering student learning through the use of debates
Faculty Focus (2015)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Lisa Rosen

Navigating special education law as a rural school administrator
Journal of Education and Training Studies (2015)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Teresa Starrett

The good, the bad, and the ugly life of educational
Journal of Texas Woman School Executives (2014)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Guiding students to think critically using case
Faculty Focus (2014)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks


The teacher and the second job. In L. Trujillo-Jenks & RR Fredrickson (eds.) Case Studies: working through current school issues
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (2017)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca R Fredrickson

Case Studies: Working through current school issues. Edited book
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (2017)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca Fredrickson

Bullying in schools. In Rosen, L, Scott, S., & DeOrnellas, K. (Eds.) Teachers and Peer Victimization
Palgrave (2017)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks

Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in school: Current issues in educational leadership
Taylor & Francis (2016)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks

Professional Affiliations

  • Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
  • Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration
  • Texas Council of Women School Executives

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Award Outstanding Research Mentor (2018)
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (2018)
  • Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) Award, Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools: Current issues in educational leadership (2018)
  • Mary Mason Lyon Award (2017)
  • Choice, A publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association, Highly Recommended Review of Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media (2017)