Alejandro   Garcia

Assistant Professor  

Dr. Alejandro Garcia

Dr. Garcia is an assistant professor in the Organizational and School Leadership Department.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Online Learning
    • Technology Leadership
    • Instructional Technology
    • Higher Education
  • Education

    • EdD, Educational Leadership, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2009
    • MEd, Supervision , The University of Texas - Pan American, 1996
    • B.Arch, Architecture, Design, Texas Tech University, 1985
  • Currently Teaching

    EDCI 8380 04 - Dissertation:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDCI 8690 05 - Dissertation:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Alejandro Garcia, Mario Salinas, "Best leadership practices from an exemplary charter school district in South Texas. ," Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859: The Charter Schools Resource Journal 12, no. 2 (May 2018): 32.

  • Alejandro Garcia and Jesus Abrego. "Using the Jigsaw Method for Meaningful Learning to Enhance Learning and Retention in an Educational Leadership Graduate School Course," Framingham, Massachusetts : Global Journal of Human Social Sciences (GJHSS) 17, no. 4 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017): 30.

  • Alejandro Garcia. "A Study of the of Hybrid Instructional Delivery for Graduate Students in an Educational Leadership Course," International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 29, no. 1 (December 2014): 15.

  • Alejandro Garcia and Jesus Abrego. "Elementary Principal’s Technology Leadership Dispositions," Global Journal of HUMAN-SOCIAL SCIENCE:Linguistics & Education 14, no. 9 (March 2014): 1-14.

  • Alejandro Garcia. Review of the book Digital Learning Lives: Trajectories, Literacies, and Schooling by Ola Erstad. New York, New York: Teacher College Record, March 2014: 3.

  • Alejandro Garcia and Jesus Abrego. "Vital Skills of the Elementary Principal as a Technology Leader," Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership (March 2014).



Selected Presentations


  • Alejandro Garcia, Velma Menchaca-Ochoa, Federico Guerra, and George Padilla. "School District and University Principal Preparation Partnerships: Preparing Principals for Predominantly Latino Schools," University Council for Educational Administration 32nd annual Convention, University Council for Educational Administration, Houston, Texas (November 2018)

  • Alejandro Garcia, Jesus Abrego, and John Jauregui. "Technologies Frequently Used by Elementary Principals," The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education Conference, The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE), San Antonio, Texas (October 2018)

  • Alejandro Garcia, Velma Menchaca-Ochoa, Federico Guerra, and George Padilla. "Partnerships between the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and School Districts: Collaborating to Prepare Future Leaders," The International Research Form , National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2017)

  • Alejandro Garcia, Velma Menchaca-Ochoa, Federico Guerra, and George Padilla. "University Partners with Local School Districts: Collaborating to Prepare Future School Leader," The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education , The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, Corpus Christi, Texas (October 2017)

  • Alejandro Garcia and Mario Salinas. "Best practices from a Charter school: Lessons learned that can be applied to all public schools," The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE), The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE), Corpus Christi, Texas (October 2017)

  • Alejandro Garcia. "Best practices from a Charter school: Lessons learned that can be applied to all public schools," Second Annual International Critical Issues Leadership Conference: Building Systemic Leadership for Culturally Diverse Populations, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island, Texas (September 2017)

  • Alejandro Garcia, Jesus Abrego, and Maricela Garcia. "Using the jigsaw method in higher education," Mid-Winter Conference, Texas Association of School Administrators, Austin, Texas (January 2017)

  • Federico Guerra and Alejandro Garcia. "Engaging Family and Community Relationships to Better Serve Students with Mental Health Needs," 1st Annual UTRGV Critical Issue Conference, Department of Organization & School Leadership, McAllen, Texas (September 2016)

  • Alejandro Garcia. "Changing the way we teach : Using the Jigsaw method in Higher Education," Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities Conference, Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities TECSCU, San Antonio, Texas (October 2015)

  • Alejandro Garcia. "A Study of the Hybrid Instructional Delivery for Graduate Students in an Educational Leadership Course," Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) Conference, Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE), Austin, Texas (October 2014)

Current Courses

EDCI 8380 04 - Dissertation:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDCI 8690 05 - Dissertation:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses