Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph.D., FHEA

Interim Department Chair

Professor

Teacher Education

Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph.D., FHEA

Contact

ltrujillojenks@twu.edu
940-898-2447
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Biography

Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Ph. D., has been in higher education for 13 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.

Education

Ph.D., Education Administration, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
M.A., Administration and Supervision, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
B.A., Applied Learning and Development, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Associate Degree, Business, New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM

Expertise

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

Latest Articles

Performance-Based Learning: How it Works
Faculty Focus (2020)
Mary Hollandsworth, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Special Education Administrators' Knowledge of Adapted Physical Education: A Pilot Study
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education (2020)
Scott McNamara, Suzanna Dillon, Sean Healy, Kevin Becker, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

The 5 Anchors of Impact: Teaching in challenging times
Faculty Focus (2020)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca R. Fredrickson

The Impact of Podcasts on Special Education Administrators' Understanding of Adapted Physical Education Services
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education (2019)
Scott McNamara, Suzanne Dillon, Kevin Becker, Sean Healy, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Down the Rabbit Hole: Aligning Program Improvements with Real-World Goals in Teacher Education
Emerging Dialogues (2019)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca Ratliff Fredrickson, Sarah McMahan, Karen Dunlap

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

Books

Performance-based learning for pre-service teachers and principal candidates
Kendall Hunt Publishing (2020)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca Ratliff Fredrickson

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

Chapters

Collegiality vs. competition: The 5 Cs of collegiality
in Developing Students' Scholarly Dispositions in Higher Education. | IGI Global (2021)
Rebecca Ratliff Fredrickson, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Recent Presentations

The 5 Anchors of Impact as a developmental tool for influencing social justice and diversity
Texas Association of Educators (TxATE) (2021)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca Ratliff Fredrickson

How to have a Crucial Conversation
Texas Woman's University--Office of Admissions (2021)
Faculty Workshop | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca Ratliff Fredrickson

An Interactive Discussion About Building Collaboration Instead of Competition Among Faculty
TWU Women in Higher Education Conference (2021)
Virtual | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca Ratliff Fredrickson

Leadership in Higher Education: Characteristics of Successful and Failed Mentoring
TASA Mid-winter Conference (2021)
Paper | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca Fredrickson, Sarah McMahan, Amanda Hurlbut, Brandon Bush

Building and Sustaining a Healthy and Thriving Department
Academic Chairpersons Conference (2021)
Paper | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Gina Anderson

The Challenges and Rewards of Co-Chairing a Department: Lessons Learned from Leaders in the Middle
Academic Chairpersons Conference (2021)
Paper | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Gina Anderson

The Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy (PTLA) Wants You!
16th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium (2021)
Virtual | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Karen Dunlap

TWU New Teacher Academy and the Principal Survey
Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration (2020)
Paper | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Sarah McMahan, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap

Literature Review on School Law Addressing Discipline of Students Receiving Special Education Services
Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration (2019)
Paper | Amy Brandt, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

The Impact of Podcasts on Special Education Administrator's Understanding of Adapted Physical Education Services
International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity (ISAPA) (2019)
Paper | Scott McNamara, Sean Healy, Suzanna Dillon, Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kevin Becker

Seeking Opportunities Outside of the Academy for Preservice Teacher Success
Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) (2019)
Paper | Rebecca Fredrickson, Sarah McMahan, Karen Dunlap, Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Amanda Hurlbut

Online & Blended Learning
Fostering Future Faculty (2019)
Paper | Heather Davis, Karen Dunlap, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Educational leadership
Student Organizations Council First Fall Student Leadership Conference (2018)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone

Navigating the journey to success
Baylor University 2018 Women in the Academy Conference (2018)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone, Christy Croll

Crucial Conversations ® for Educational Leaders
CSOTTE Conference (2018)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone

Multi-year of impact of instructional delivery on Texas principal certification test results
TASA Mid-winter Conference (2018)
Podium | Warren Ortloff, Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone, Mei Jiang

Online Learning Environments v. Brick and Mortar Learning Environments
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) Conference (2017)
Round Table | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, McIntyre Melissa

Presentation of TPESS training
Educational Service Center-Region 10 (2017)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Building positive organizational culture through authentic communication
Texas Women in Higher Education (2017)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone

English Language Learners and the Texas State Principal Exam
National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (2017)
Round Table | Warren Ortloff, Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone, Luz Escobar

What's your teaching philosophy?
UNIV 1231: Learning Frameworks 2017 Faculty Training (2017)
Paper | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Jorge Waltje

Increasing social, emotional, and behavioral learning (SEBL) in student intervention models
TASA Mid-winter Conference (2017)
Podium | Landon Turrubiarte, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Bullying and School Discipline
Invited presentation at Counseling Class at Tarleton State University (2017)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks

Understanding school safety through case studies
Texas School Administrator Safety Conference (TSAS) (2016)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks

Collaborative conversations and interactive feedback models to support new teachers
Education Service Center-Region 10: Human Resource Center (2016)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone, Sarah McMahan

Instructional Program Delivery as it Relates to TExES Principal (068) Test Results
TASA Mid-winter Conference (2016)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Warren Ortloff, Peggy Malone

Tackling the bullies in academe
Academic Chairpersons Conference (2016)
Paper | Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Let's have fun teaching
School of Physical Therapy, Second Annual Retreat (2016)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Instructional Program Delivery as it Relates to TExES Principal (068) Test Results
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) Conference (2015)
Paper | Warren Ortloff, Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone

Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy (PTLA)
10th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium at Texas Woman's University (2015)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Karen Dunlap, Keith Restine

English Language Learner Challenges in Achieving Success on the TExES Principal Certification Test
National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (2015)
Paper | Warren Ortloff, Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone, Luz Escobar

Crucial Conversations
Invited presentation to the Office of Student Enrollment Services at Texas Woman's University (2015)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Peggy Malone

Edthena: Appraising student teachers through video
Texas Woman's University Regional Supplemental Instruction Conference (2015)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Karen Dunlap

Advise on how to be successful for first year teacher
Student Teaching Seminar at Texas Woman's University with Educational Leadership Students (2015)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Landon Turrubiarte, Stephen Johnston, John Leader

Tech talks series spring 2015: Cyberbullying: A panel discussion
Office of Technology Presentation (2015)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Lisa Rosen

BlackBoard Collaborate for Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy: Critical thinking through student participation
Teaching, Learning, and Technology Symposium (2015)
Podium | Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Lisa Rosen

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

  • Commencement Marshall, Texas Woman's University (2019)
  • Twitter Chat with the Authors: Down the Rabbit Hole: Aligning Program Improvements with Real-World Goals in Teacher Education, Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (2019)
  • Faculty Award Outstanding Research Mentor, College of Professional Education (2018)
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom Standards Framework, for teaching and learning support in higher education, England and Wales. (2018)
  • Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) Award, Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools: Current issues in educational leadership, CHOICE: A PUBLISHING UNIT OF ACRL, A DIVISION OF ALA (2018)
  • Academic Assessment Faculty Fellow, Texas Woman's University (2017)
  • Mary Mason Lyon Award, Texas Woman's University (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, Choice, A publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association (2017)
  • Spring Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow, Texas Woman's University (2016)