Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD

Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Associate Professor of Educational Administration (Leadership)
Interim Program Coordinator

Office: SH 210
Phone: 940-898-2447


PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, Educational Administration
MA, Austin Peay State University, Administration and Supervision
BA, The University of Texas at Austin, Applied Learning and Development

Research Interests

Teacher and principal certification; organizational health; teaching and learning; case studies for professional development; school discipline; educational leadership.


Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD, an associate professor, currently teaches courses in the Educational Administration (Leadership) Program. She has served in several capacities in public education, including teacher, special education coordinator, assistant principal, and principal. These roles in education were performed in several school districts: Austin ISD, Killeen ISD, Anna ISD, Cherry Creek Schools, and Fort Campbell Schools. She has taught in the Educational Administration Program at the University of North Texas at Dallas. She is the co-coordinator of the Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy, president-elect of TWU Phi Kappa Phi, and a co-editor of the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (JCEL). Her honors and awards include the Mary Mason Lyon Award, Faculty Award For Outstanding Teacher, G. Ann Uhlir Award, and winner of the Exemplary Faculty Practices for ELDR 6113 Campus Law-Quest for Quality: Teacher Preparation in Texas from the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Advancement of Teacher Education.

Selected Publications

Refereed Books and Book Chapters

Trujillo-Jenks, L. & Jenks, K. (2017). Bullying in schools. In Rosen, L., Scott, S., & Kathy DeOrnellas (Eds.), Teachers and Peer Victimization. London, England: Palgrave Publishers.

Trujillo-Jenks, L., & Fredrickson, R.R. (2017). Case studies: Working through current school issues. Edited book. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Trujillo-Jenks, L., & Fredrickson, R. R.(eds.) (2017). The teacher and the second job. In L. Trujillo-Jenks & R.R. Fredrickson (eds.) Case Studies: Working through Current School Issues. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. & Jenks, K. (2016). Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools: Current issues in educational leadership. New York, NY: Routledge Publishers.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. & Trujillo, M. (2013). The survival guide for new campus administrators: How to become a professional, effective, and successful Administrator. Austin, TX: Park Place Publications.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. (2012). Survival guide for new teachers: How to become a professional, effective, and successful teacher. Austin, TX: Park Place Publications.

Refereed Journal Articles

Waltje, J. & Trujillo-Jenks, L. (2017). Trouble and strife: Preventing bullying and mobbing in academe. Department Chair, 28(1). pp. 24-26.

Waltje, J. & Trujillo-Jenks, L. (2017). Tackling the bullies in academe. Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings.

Malone, P., Ortloff, W., & Trujillo-Jenks, L. (2016). The impact of instructional program delivery on TExES principal certification test results. TCPEA Conference within a Conference TASA Midwinter 2016 Research Proceedings, 1 (1), pp. 43-50.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. , Ortloff, W. & Malone, P. (2016). Instructional program delivery as it relates to TExES principal (068) test results. American Journal of Educational Research. Accepted for publication.

Trujillo-Jenks, L., Gabro, C., & Malone, P. (2016). Teacher quality program and partnership. SSCI Journal Special Issue. Accepted for publication. Milan, Italy.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. , Ortloff, W. & Malone, P. (2015). Instructional program delivery as it relates to TExES principal (068) test results. Journal of Education and Human Development 5(1), Accepted for publication.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. & Rosen, L. (2015). Fostering student learning through the use of debates.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. & Starrett, T. (2015). Navigating special education law as a rural school administrator. Journal of Education and Training 2(2), pp. 136-144.   

Trujillo-Jenks, L. (February 21, 2014). Guiding students to think critically using case studies.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. (2014). The good, the bad, and the ugly life of educational administration. Journal of Texas Woman School Executives, 3(3), 43-46.

Fossey, R., Trujillo-Jenks, L., & Eckes, S. (2013). All heck breaks loose at Little Sisters of Bayou high school. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 16(1), 82-92.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. (2013). The chameleon identity. Journal of Texas Woman School Executives, 2(2), 43-49.

Trujillo-Jenks, L. & Fossey, R. (2012). Samantha Sanches v. Carrolton-Farmers Branch Independent School District: The Fifth Circuit rejects a disgruntled cheerleader’s Title IX claims. Education Law Association School Law Reporter.

Page last updated 10:02 AM, May 17, 2018