Texas Tech University

Dave Louis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology & Leadership

Email: dave.louis@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-3342

Office: Education 324

Dave Louis is an associate professor of higher education at Texas Tech University. His research addresses cross-cultural mentoring, experiences of college and university faculty members, undergraduate research experiences, and Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).

Currently at Texas Tech University, he teaches in the masters, doctor of education and doctor of philosophy programs in higher education administration and higher education research.

He is the recipient of the TTU Alumni Association New Faculty Award and the President's Excellence in Diversity & Equity Award at Texas Tech. He is also the recipient of the Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship in 2020 from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Multicultural/Multiethnic SIG.

Dr. Dave Louis, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. Educational Administration, Texas A&M University
  • Ed.M. Educational Administration, Harvard University
  • BA Psychology, Morehouse College
  • Diversity and Inclusion Certificate, Cornell University

Areas of Expertise

  • Cross-cultural mentoring
  • Faculty Experiences
  • Undergraduate Research Experiences (UREs)
  • Historically Black colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Selected Publications

Louis, D. A., Thompson, K. V., Stanley, C. A., & Louis, Jr., B. M. (2020). Reflections, relationships, and immigrant contributions: Narratives of Afro-Caribbean faculty members in American higher education. Caribbean Educational Research Journal, 5(1), 110-130. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.36098.50889

Porter, C. J., Moore, C. M, Boss, G. J., Davis, T. J., & Louis, D. A. (2020). To be Black women and contingent faculty: Four scholarly personal narratives. The Journal of Higher Education, 91(5), 674-697https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2019.1700478

Louis, D. A., Michel, S. D., Deranek, J. & Louis, S. L. (2019). Reflection, realization, and reaffirmation: Voices of black and white faculty members engaged in cross-racial mentoring. Multicultural Perspectives, 4(20), 205-215. doi: 10.1080/15210960.2018.1527151

Mendoza, S. G. & Louis, D. A. (2018). Unspoken criticality: Developing scholarly voices for minoritized students through UREs. SPUR: Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 1(4), 18-24. doi: 10.18833/spur/1/4/7

Louis, D. A., & Freeman, S. (2018). Mentoring and the passion for propagation: Narratives of two Black male faculty members who emerged from higher education and student affairs leadership. Journal of African American Males in Education, 9(1), 19-39.