Texas Tech University

Hansel Burley, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair
Educational Psychology & Leadership

Email: hansel.burley@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-5135

Office: Education 103A


Hansel Burley is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Texas Tech University (TTU) and former Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research, Associate Dean for Academics and Data, and Associate Dean for Undergraduates for the TTU College of Education. He received this Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & M University, College Station.  His research focuses on the antecedents to higher education remediation and the resilience of developmental education students. He also examines diversity issues, particularly when related to college access and success. Dr. Burley also studies institutional effectiveness, particularly how this is associated with large database analysis. He has been a member of the Association for Institutional Research and associated organizations. He is a past president of the Traditionally Black Colleges and Universities—Special Interest Group (TBCU-SIG). He recently published Cases on Institutional Research Systems, a casebook for institutional researchers.

He currently teaches introduction and intermediate statistics, introduction and foundations of educational research, meta-analysis, and cultural foundations of education. He has earned the TTU President's Teaching Award and was named an Integrated Scholar by the TTU Provost's Office.  He is a former member of the editorial board for the Journal of Developmental Education. He is a current board member for the Association for Institutional Research.


Hansel Burley, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. 1993 Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University
  • M.A. 1985 English, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • B.A. 1982 English Communication Arts, St. Mary's University of San Antonio

Areas of Expertise

  • Resilience
  • Higher Education Developmental Education
  • College Access
  • Institutional Research
  • Diversity           

Selected Publications

Burley, H., (Ed.)(2012)Cases on Institutional Research Systems. Hersey, PA: IGI-Global.

Chesnut, S., & Burley, H. (2015).  Self-efficacy as a predictor of commitment to the teaching profession:  A meta-analysis. Educational Research Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.edurev.2015.02.001

Sarraj, H., Bene, K. Li, J., & Burley, H. (Winter, 2015). Raising cultural awareness of fifth-grade students through multicultural education: An action research study. Multicultural Education, 39-45.

Hamman, D., Wang, E., Burley, H. (2013) What I expect and fear next year:  Measuring new teachers' possible selves. Journal of Education for Teaching, 39(2), 222-234.

Lambert, M. C., Rudd, L. C., & Burley, H. (2012). The Jumpstart Model: The contours of a new force in early literacy.  The Educational Forum, 76(2), 234-247.

Marbley, A.F., Burley, H., Bonner, F.A., II, Ross, W. (2010). Teaching diversity across disciplines: Reflections from African American faculty in four different academic settings. The Educational Forum, 74(1), 63-80.

Burley, H., Barnard, L., Marbley, A. F., & Deason, C. (2010) Gifted African American Millennials. A profile of promise.  Gifted Child Today. 33(2), 47-54.

Barnard-Brak, L., Burley, H., & Crooks, S. (2010). Explaining youth mentoring behavior using a theory of planned behavior perspective.  International Journal of Adolescence and Youth (15), 365-379.

Burley, H., Butner, B., Anderson, C. W., & Siwatu, K.O.  (2009). Predicting bachelor's degree attainment for developmental math students. National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Digest,(4)2, 29-40.

Rivera, D., Burley, H., & Adams, C.,  (2009). A cluster analysis of young adult college students' beef consumption behavior using the constructs of a proposed modified model of planned behavior. Journal of Food Products Marketing. 16(1) 19-38.

Burley, H. (2008). Sleep is overrated: The developmental education innovative research imperative, National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Digest, 4(1), 51-60.

Sutkin, G., Burley, H. Zhang, K. & Arora, N. (2008). Characteristics of good clinical educators from medical students' perspectives: Qualitative inquiry using a web-based survey system. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics. 3(2), 69-86.

Barnard, L. , Burley, H., Olivarez, A., & Crooks, S. (2008). Measuring vulnerability to stereotype threat. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology. 6(1), 51-64.

Barnard L.,  Burley, H., Arora, N. & Gosselin, K. (2007). The Survey of mentor attitudes and behaviors. Academic Exchange Quarterly. 11(3), 134-139.

To, Yen, & Burley, H. (2012). Principles for the analysis of large complex secondary databases in educational settings.  In H. Burley (Ed.). Cases on institutional research systems. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Gosselin, K., & Burley, H. (2012). Developing an online course on-the-fly with an IR state of mind. In H. Burley (Ed.). Cases on institutional research systems. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Burley, H., & Olaniran. (2012). Meta-analysis as a tool for assessing university-wide student learning outcomes. In H. Burley (Ed.). Cases on institutional research systems. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Burley, H. (2012). The dean of information: A theoretical framework for institutional research leadership in higher education. In H. Burley (Ed.). Cases on institutional research systems. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Collaborations and Other Affiliations

Burley, H.  2014 Evaluation of SystemsGo (Pre-engineering project).

Burley, H. 2015 Evlautona of Systems Go (Pre-engineering project).

Burley, H. 2014 Evaluaton of Proyecto El SMEd (English learner science & math education project)

Burley, H.,  Rudd, L.,& Todd, R.  Jumpstart. (2008). Principal/Co-principal investigator.   $500,000 over 5 years.  The program helped prospective teachers to mentor low-income students in Headstart programs.

Burley H. Predicting Developmental Education Students' College Performance:  Comparing the Theory of Planned Behavior and Resiliency Theory. (2007) Principal Investigator. $35,000. Internal. (Project focused on Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling). National Science Foundation(NSF) pass through funds.

Sutkin, G, Zhang, Ke, and Burley, H. (2005).  Co-principal investigator.  (The clinical educator series: Phase I. $9,999. Funded by the Teaching Academy of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Burley H. Predicting Developmental Education Students' College Performance:  Comparing the Theory of Planned Behavior and Resiliency Theory. (2007) Principal Investigator. $35,000. Association for Institutional Research. (Project focused on Structural Equation Modeling with complex sampling designs.)

Burley, H. (2000)  Intercambios: The 79415 Electronic Mentoring Project,  .Principal Investigator.  $250,000.This program used technology to mentor students who lived in the 79415 zip code.  The funding agency  is the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.  The grant was funded for one fiscal year, 2000-2001.

Doctoral dissertation committees (60)  Thesis committees (3).

Current doctoral students (12)