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Selena Hernandez-Haines: Faculty and Staff

Student Testimonial: Emily Youngman

Whether it is the quality of academic programming, the beauty of our campus and setting, or the unparalleled value we afford students and families, Flagler College has been recognized as among the best in the nation.
Selena Hernandez-Haines
Assistant Professor


Public Administration

Professional Profile:

Professor Hernandez-Haines joins the Flagler faculty after 28 years of public service, including 21 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, more than five years as a federal civilian in the U.S. Coast Guard, extended support for a U.S. Army Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) project, and past service with the Florida Department of Children and Families, at the time known as the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.

Highlights of her career include assignments as Deputy Director for Human Capital/Resource Management at a U.S. Navy three-star command encompassing 13,000 personnel around the world; Commander of an Army-managed Military Entrance Processing Station in Tennessee; U.S. Officer in Charge of a joint Canadian-U.S. Navy antisubmarine warfare activity in Nova Scotia, Canada; and Chief, Process Improvement and Training at the Coast Guard’s only financial services organization, with more than 450 active-duty military and federal civilians on staff.  She considers the common thread and most rewarding aspect of her service to have been the opportunity to guide and support the professional development of subordinates and peers.

Professor Hernandez-Haines holds a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.  She graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College with majors in psychology and English.  In addition, she has completed a wide range of military and civilian professional development such as the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Professional in Human Resources certificate program, U.S. Navy Executive Officer Leadership School, Military Justice for Senior Officers, Group-Paced Instructor, a variety of training on performance and process improvement methodologies, and numerous courses in government procurement and contracting, including Principles of Federal Appropriations Law.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  • The Public Economy
  • Politics in the U.S.
  • Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • Administrative Leadership