CEHD Research and Development
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 Join us at our CERD Coffee Chats,  co-sponsored with CEHD CPI,  on the First Friday of each month at 11 am.

Register HERE, where you can also submit any questions you would like us to discuss:  

About our Office

College of Education Research & Development is a unit within the Dean’s Office of the College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) tasked with strategically leveraging resources to increase CEHD’s research competitiveness. The Research Development team works directly with faculty, Institute administration, strategic partners and funders to facilitate research program funding and award management.

Our Office’s mission is to serve faculty researchers as you conceptualize, develop, and write your proposals to federal agencies and other entities to seek funding for your research projects. We work across all disciplines, departments, and divisions within the College of Education & Human Development with the overarching goal of making the proposal as compelling and competitive as possible — and of making the proposal development process as straightforward and streamlined as possible and ensuring that the management of your award is an easy and stress-free process.

In addition to the management and coordination of the Pre-Award process, CERD Post-Award will assist you with the coordination of award documentation and manage post-award financial activities.

The CERD pre and post-award staff are happy to meet with you in your office to discuss any questions you have about your submission, project account, or outreach activities. Contact us.

To learn more about the research being conducted in the College of Education and Human Development including current projects, funding, research centers and departments, please  click here 

Outreach Services


Amy Jurica Hinnant |  aggieamy@tamu.edu | 979-845-4979

What Outreach Services Can Do For You



To assist and serve research faculty in connecting with schools, agencies and other interested stakeholders to provide space and opportunity for educational and research purposes.

Since October 2016 when Amy began, she has developed a portfolio of contacts in the local public ISDs, charter schools, and private schools. These contacts are with superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, school board members, and teachers.  She has worked to develop relationships with schools statewide, with a focus in the Houston area.  Amy has built good will with administrators in schools, as well as with state education leaders on the State Board of Education, Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) and the Region Service Centers across the state.As Outreach Coordinator, Amy Jurica Hinnant’s duties compliment the mission of the Research Office  (CERD) to assist in the development of research for the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), which include but have not been limited to: working to support the faculty researchers in developing and maintaining relationships with research stakeholders and participants (schools or agencies), coordinating with the CEHD Communications team, assisting with recruitment of study participants and maintaining communication between the CERD Office and faculty researchers, and promoting the CEHD in the field of education.

While a great deal of emphasis has been placed on schools, Amy has also worked extensively with several local agencies (Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center, Brazos Valley Council for Independent Living, Brazos Valley Council of Governments, United Way of the Brazos Valley to name a few), as a conduit to promote the work of faculty researchers and research centers of CEHD.

Another key component of Amy’s work has been relationship development with faculty. In order to help best match research goals with the needs of schools, Amy must understand the dynamics of all stakeholders including the research faculty.  She works with the faculty to learn as much as possible about their projects to effectively promote the work.