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Dr. Ruth Kane

Ruth Kane, Ph.D. serves as chair and associate professor in the Department of Educator Preparation at Huston-Tillotson University (HT). Most recently, Dr. Kane led the initiative to establish the first master’s program in the school’s 140-year history.  Both the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools have accredited the HT Master’s in Educational Leadership which opened in January 2015.  Dr. Kane has served at all levels of education.  She has been a classroom teacher, high school principal, associate superintendent, and superintendent in the PK-12 arena.  In higher education she has served as an assistant professor at Texas State University. She has been an adjunct at the University of Texas at Austin, Concordia University, and Texas State. While at Texas State, she was the Director of the Texas School Safety Center created by the Texas Legislature to serve as a central location for school safety information, including research, training, and technical assistance. Dr. Kane also directed the statewide NCLB education effort through a grant with the Texas State University System. Dr. Kane received numerous awards as principal of Austin’s Lanier High School including being named one of 10 American Heroes in Education by Readers Digest and one of 4 finalists for National Principal of the Year. As the State of Texas Principal of the Year, she led Lanier High School to U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon status. Dr. Kane earned a bachelor’s in education, a master’s in special education, and a doctorate in education from the University of Texas at Austin.


Role: Chair of Educator Preparation/Associate Professor
Phone: 512.505.3091
Office: Evans 104A