Hulme, Eileen Ph.D.

Title: Chief Acceleration Officer
Office of: The President


  • Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., Social Science, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.S., Education and English, Baylor University

Areas of Teaching:

  • Leading Change in Higher Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Student Success in College
  • Strengths-Based Leadership and Education

Research Passion:

  • Adaptive Change Leaders in Higher Education
  • Developing Curiosity in College Students
  • Trends Impacting US Higher Education

Academic and Professional Accomplishments:

  • Fulbright Scholar in higher education administration, 2001
  • Chase Sawtell Inspirational Faculty Member Award, Azusa Pacific University, 2010
  • Outstanding Administrator Award, Baylor University Student Government, 2003
  • Hugh Avery Outstanding Administrator Award, the highest award given by the University of Houston- Clear Lake, 1996
  • New Directions to Student Services: positive psychology and appreciative education in student affairs practice Hulme, E, Green, D.T. and Ladd, K., Fostering student engagement by cultivating curiosity. In P.C. Mather & E. Hulme (Eds.), New directions to student services: Positive psychology and appreciative education in student affairs practice, San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2013
  • Keynote speaker, National Student in Transition Conference, Dallas, Texas, 2016


With more than thirty years of higher education administration and faculty experience, Dr. Eileen Hulme is known for her work on studying effectiveness in universities in a disruptive environment. Dr. Hulme was a member of the faculty at Azusa Pacific University from 2005 – 2018, teaching at both the master and doctoral level. She has also served as a Vice President at both Baylor University in Waco, Texas and George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.