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» Director | Assistant Director | Administrative Manager | Senior Academic Program Coordinator |
Events Program Coordinator | Marketing Coordinator

Amy M. Ware, PhD | Director

Amy Ware, HDO Director

Amy received her BA from Smith College, her MA from UCLA, and her PhD from UT Austin. She is the author of The Cherokee Kid: Will Rogers, Tribal Identity, and the Making of an American Icon (2015), which won the Oklahoma Historical Society’s award for Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History. Her current academic work explores the ways US minorities and women were educated in business in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

In 2011, Amy joined UT Austin psychologist Art Markman in developing an innovative approach to interdisciplinary, liberal-arts based education: one that considers the applicability of the humanities and social sciences to organizational contexts. Together, they developed Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO), which teaches undergraduates and mid-career professionals how traditional liberal-arts disciplines can improve organizational effectiveness.

Contact Amy with questions regarding:

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

Lewis Miller, MPP | Assistant Director

Lewis Miller, HDO Assistant Director

Lewis Miller joined HDO and the University in 2013. As Assistant Director of HDO, Lewis leads the Marketing & Events team working to promote the program to the Austin community, around the country, and abroad. He also oversees HDO’s Professional Training offerings, which include one-day seminars, four-day certificate programs, and custom training programs for groups and organizations.

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

Contact Lewis or Setup a Meeting with Lewis with questions regarding:

  • Custom Training Programs
  • Marketing Collaborations and Organizational Partnerships
  • General Professional Training Questions

Jessica Crawford, SHRM-CP | Administrative Manager

Jessica Crawford, HDO Administrative Manager

Jessica Crawford is HDO’s Administrative Manager. She started working for UT in 2013 and worked in the Liberal Arts Dean’s Office before joining HDO. Jessica’s expertise with the University’s business policies and procedures as well as her knowledge of Human Resources at the university, state, and federal levels makes her the go-to person in our department for such things. In addition to departmental finances and HR, Jessica also handles all aspects of the Master’s program student billing, working closely with the Office of Financial aid and Veteran’s Affairs.

In her spare time, Jessica coaches and officiates USA club volleyball for players aged 11-18 years, serves at her church in various capacities, and loves to spend time relaxing with her dog.

Contact Jessica with questions regarding:

  • Financial Matters
  • Student/Professional Training Participant Billing
  • General Office/Departmental Questions

Rolee Rios | Senior Academic Program Coordinator

Rolee Rios, HDO Senior 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

Alyx Dykema | Events Program Coordinator

Alyx Dykema, HDO Events Program Coordinator

Alyx is happy to have found a spot within the HDO program after having attended an information session about the Master’s program years ago. She handles a wide variety of events both on and off-campus, but mostly supports HDO through its Professional Training program.

Being a fellow Liberal Arts graduate (from the University of Iowa), Alyx enjoys bringing some of the best “people” topics in the workplace to our one-day seminars. Outside of HDO, you can find Alyx enjoying Austin’s best food, brews, and outdoor activities.

Contact Alyx with questions regarding:

  • Seminar and/or Certificate Program Registration
  • Out-of-Town Master’s Information Sessions
  • General Professional Training Questions

Miles Husid | Marketing Coordinator

Miles Husid, HDO Marketing Coordinator

Miles is the newest member of the team, having joined HDO in February of 2019. Miles is a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Advertising. As the Marketing Coordinator for HDO, Miles works to advertise and bolster all three of HDO’s main components: the Master’s program, Bachelor’s program, and Professional Training programs.

Outside the office, Miles enjoys hiking, biking, wake surfing, and camping.

Contact Miles with questions regarding:

  • Marketing and Communication Inquiries
  • Custom Training Programs
  • General Professional Training Questions

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