Yvonna S. Lincoln


School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award (2002)
School of Education
Ed.D. 1977


Yvonna Lincoln is the Distinguished Professor of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at the College of Education and Human Development in Texas A&M University. She is also the Ruth Harrington Endowed Chair and the chair of the Higher Education program. Her primary research interest lies in the area of higher education administration. Before joining Texas A&M in 1991, Lincoln was an associate professor at Vanderbilt University and University of Kansas.

Lincoln holds a A.B. in History and Sociology from Michigan State University, a M.A. in Medieval and Eastern European History from University of Illinois, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Behavior from Indiana University. She has authored and coauthored several books including "Naturalistic Inquiry", "Fourth Generation Evaluation" (both with Egon G. Guba), "The Handbook of Qualitative Research" (with Norman K. Denzin), and "Organizational Theory and Inquiry". Her involvement in the academic community includes positions as the vice president of Division J (Postsecondary Education) of the American Educational Research Association and president of the American Evaluation Association. She received the IU School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002.