Meet Our Team

Mary Rose, Ph.D.


Mary R. Rose teaches HDO 391: Quantitative Research in Organizations in the HDO Master’s program, and as of February 2023, is the Director of the HDO program.

Dr. Rose received an A.B. in Psychology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Duke University. Formerly a research fellow at the American Bar Foundation, she is currently a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses on social science and law as well as social psychology and research methods.

Contact Mary with questions regarding:

  • Master’s Degree: Content (class size, pedagogy, curriculum), the applicability of HDO to prospective students’ professional goals, faculty interest, recruitment
  • Teaching Interest and Inquiries (UT Austin faculty only)
  • Academic Program Overview for MA and BA degrees
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Student inquiries, guidance counselor inquiries, recruitment, faculty course development, and cross-listings
  • General MA and BA Program Inquiries

Lewis Miller, MPP

Assistant Director

Lewis Miller joined HDO and the University in 2013. Lewis served as HDO’s Marketing Coordinator until 2018.

As Assistant Director, Lewis manages the HDO staff team, collaborates with faculty on curriculum and student experience improvement, and assists the Director on programmatic leadership, strategy, and planning.

Outside the office, you can find Lewis playing and talking tennis, mangling the French language, devouring history podcasts, and overzealously examining transit maps. Lewis received his Master of Public Policy (MPP) from George Mason University in 2012.

Contact Lewis with questions regarding:

Overall Programmatic Questions

  • Master’s Degree: Content (class size, pedagogy, curriculum), the applicability of HDO to prospective students’ professional goals, faculty interest, recruitment
  • Custom Training Programs for Corporations and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Collaboration Opportunities
  • General Professional Training Questions


Rolee Rios

Rolee Rios

Academic Program Coordinator

In her role with HDO, Rolee oversees the coordination and implementation of the HDO Master’s program. Rolee has over ten years of experience in student affairs and in graduate programming at The University of Texas at Austin.

Contact Rolee with questions regarding:

  • Master’s Degree Admission Application Inquiries
  • University Policies and Procedures Related to Graduate Studies
  • General HDO Master’s Program Questions
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Andrew M. Vasquez

Enrollment & Success Coordinator

In his role, Andrew supports learners considering or engaged in HDO’s professional training programs. 

Contact Andrew with questions regarding:

  • HDO’s Certificate Programs
  • Learning Outcomes for Professional Training Programs
  • Getting Employer Support
  • Course Logistics 

Leslie Dill

Department Manager

Leslie oversees the marketing, financial, and daily operations of the HDO Bachelor’s program.

She graduated from Creighton University in 2016 with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing. Outside of HDO, Leslie is an avid baseball, football, and hockey fan. She enjoys live music and serves as the Social Media Chair of the Austin Women in Technology club.

Contact Leslie with questions regarding:

  • General Bachelor’s program inquiries
  • Marketing and Communications inquiries
  • Collaborations & Organizational Partnerships

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