Dave Louis is an assistant professor of higher education. Louis comes to the Texas Tech University College of Education from Western Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Louis’ research agenda is rooted in cross-cultural mentoring, focusing on the faculty-student unit and their lived experiences. His research strand explores the socio-cultural differences between faculty and students of differing ethnicities, as they work together in the classroom or through research partnerships. He also conducts research on the experiences of under-represented populations, college readiness, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).