September 29, 2016
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.
The College of Education at Texas Tech University offers a full range of programs, including eight doctoral degrees, 12 master's degrees and two bachelor's degrees with numerous specializations leading to careers in public or private education as teachers, professors, administrators, counselors and diagnosticians.
Programs in the college are housed in two departments. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate programs leading to initial teaching certificates and graduate programs in bilingual education, curriculum and instruction, elementary education, language literacy and secondary education.
The Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership offers graduate programs in counselor education, educational leadership, educational psychology, higher education, instructional technology and special education.