Hueston Named Dr. Geneva Schaeffer Professor of Education and Social Sciences

Aug. 7, 2018

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Hueston Named Geneva Schaeffer Professor of Education and Social Sciences


CANYON, Texas—The College of Education and Social Sciences at West Texas A&M University has named Dr. Harry Hueston as the Dr. Geneva Schaeffer Professor of Education and Social Sciences. The three-year appointment runs through Aug. 31, 2021.

The Dr. Geneva Schaeffer Professor of Education was established in 2010 by Geneva Schaeffer, who was a longtime supporter and distinguished alumna of the University. The professorship recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship Dr. Harry Huestonand professional service. It will provide Hueston with approximately $5,000 in funds annually to enhance professional and scholarly activities.

Hueston, professor of criminal justice, joined the WTAMU faculty in 2000 after retiring as the chief of police at the University of Arizona. He brings real life experience to his University classroom with more than 30 years in law enforcement under his belt. He has served in the United States Army Military Police and in various positions in Arizona, California and Ohio.

He works with the University Police Department on an active shooter program for students, faculty and staff. His research and collaborations have provided topics for presentations on campus and at local, state, regional, national and international conferences. Hueston shares Schaeffer’s dedication to students and learning, and offers unique learning experiences in his criminal justice classroom through special scenarios that depict crime scenes for the collection of evidence.

Hueston played an instrumental role in the development of the Education Credit Union Crisis Management Classroom, where students and the community will participate in simulations designed to prepare them to respond and recover from crises.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kent State University in 1971 and a master’s degree in criminal justice and public administration in 1975 from Ohio State University. He received a Ph.D. in criminal justice and higher education administration in 1997 from the University of Arizona.

Applications for the professorships are evaluated through the College of Education and Social Sciences Faculty Development and Recognition Committee which includes the dean of the Graduate School and the professorship donor or family. Appointments are made by the University’s provost/vice president for academic affairs with the president’s approval.



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