Dave Louis Named New Member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Alumni Board

The College of Education professor will serve on the board for four years.

Dave Louis

Dave Louis

Dave Louis, associate professor of educational psychology and leadership in the College of Education, recently was named a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Alumni Board where he, along with the other members, advise the school's dean on topics such as engagement, outreach and strengthening student relationships.

"It is an honor to serve in this role at HGSE," Louis said. "Knowing I will be collaborating with many amazing educators across the United States is a dream come true."

Louis earned his master's degree in education at Harvard University before earning his doctorate at Texas A&M University. His primary research focuses on cross-cultural mentoring in the American Academy, an online educational services partner to public high schools throughout the United States. His research is influenced by his years as a university administrator and lecturer who noticed the many cultural factors impacting the lives and learning of students and faculty.

His research has been published in research journals and books, including his most recent article entitled "Cross-cultural Peer Mentoring: Increasing White Faculty Adjustment at Black Colleges" in the International Journal of Multicultural Education.

"Developing ways to impact HGSE directly and contributing to the field of education while utilizing a bit of my knowledge and experience is a tremendous feeling," Louis continued. "I hope to learn from my colleagues and grow as an individual and educator."

Louis also is the recipient of the Texas Tech University Alumni Association New Faculty Award, the President's Excellence in Diversity & Equity Award and the College of Education New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award.

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College of Education

The College of Education at Texas Tech University offers a full range of programs, including 9 doctoral degrees, 10 master's degrees, two bachelor's degrees and numerous specializations which can lead to careers in public or private education as teachers, professors, administrators, counselors and diagnosticians.

Programs in the college are housed in three departments.

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction offers advanced degrees that prepare leaders, researchers, and professors with the knowledge, skills, and practical application experience needed to analyze, construct, and evaluate curricula in ways that create optimal learning conditions for all learners. Language and literacy, bilingual education and STEM education are just a few of the specializations offered by C&I.

The Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership consists of a diverse group of academic programs that equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of learning, motivation, development, and educational foundations. The disciplines of counseling and school psychology are housed within the EP&L department as are programs to prepare future college administrators, primary and secondary school and district leaders, as well as practical and academic educational psychologists.

The Department of Teacher Education focuses solely on teacher preparation, ensuring that teacher candidates are ready for the classroom on day one. The Teacher Education Department is home to TechTeach, an innovative teacher preparation program that puts teacher candidates into public school classrooms for a full year and requires that students pass teacher certification tests prior to entering the classroom. Various paths to teaching careers, including fast-track distance programs statewide and alternative certification options, are also housed in this department.