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Clinical Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Fahrenwald joined the faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the fall of 2018 after a thirty-four year history in PreK-12 public school education. Graduating from the University of South Dakota with a Doctorate in Educational Administration in 1999, his professional and personal history serving Native American and other diverse populations in a variety of public school settings as both a classroom teacher and rural school administrator brings a unique perspective to his current faculty teaching role within the educational administration masters program. Dr. Fahrenwald’s teaching, research and service focus is on preparing school leaders, informed by his public school experiences from five different districts in two states, including sixteen years as a K-12, rural district Superintendent and two years of teaching for the U.S. Peace Corps (Malawi, Africa). Dr. Fahrenwald currently serves on the executive board of the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration (TCPEA), an affiliate of the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership. He especially enjoys being a volunteer mentor in the STaR (Service, Teaching and Research) Program, providing support to tenure-track Assistant Professors and Clinical Assistant Professors within the first year of their career at Texas A&M University.

Ed.D., Educational Administration, University of South Dakota (1999)
M.Ed., School Guidance and Counseling, Northern State University (1990)
B.S., General Science Education, Northern State University (1984)
UCEA University Council for Educational Administration The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.
TCPEA: The Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration is an organization dedicated to promoting the improvement and advancement of educational leadership by: 1 Helping members become more effective in their role as professors of educational administration 2 Encouraging research, investigation, and dissemination of the research results 3 Fostering positive relationships with state and national educational organizations
AASA, The School Superintendents Association advocates for equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education, and develops and supports school system leaders.
TASA: The mission of the Texas Association of School Administrators is to promote, provide and develop leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students.
EDAD 605. The Principalship
EDAD606. Instructional Leadership Development
EDAD 608. School Finance and Budgeting
EDAD 609. School Law
EDAD624. Administration of Special Populations and Programs
EDAD 637. Administration of Change in Educational Organizations
EDAD 639. Foundations of Educational Administration
EDAD 687. Principles of Professional Practice in Education