Texas Tech University

Justin R. Louder, Ed.D.

Part-Time Instructor; Associate Vice Provost
Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling; Worldwide eLearning

Email: justin.louder@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-742-7227

Office:   Texas Tech University Plaza Building, Suite 513

Dr. Louder previously served as the institution's Assistant Vice Provost for eLearning, where he was the director of the Office of Online Compliance & Regulation and acted as the primary consultant for TTU Colleges and Department leaders on the development of new, high demand eLearning degree and certificate proposals. He also served concurrently as the Managing Director of the TTU Ethics Center, establishing the Ethics Center in 2010 and working to increase ethical research, ethical content, and ethics related activities on campus.

Frequent national and international presenter, lecturer and author on the topics of distance and online learning, student ethics, and academic integrity, Dr. Louder is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the TTU College of Education. He also holds several certifications related to online course design and delivery (e.g., Certified Blackboard Trainer, Certified QM Peer Reviewer) and is an experienced online instructor. Additionally, Dr. Louder has secured over $2.1 million in grants in the fields of ethics and health and human services.

This involvement in the distance learning community has provided the opportunity for Dr. Louder to sit on the following boards: Steering Committee Member, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) (national board); Board Member, National University Technology Network (national board); Executive Committee Member, National University Technology Network (national board); Member, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Learning Technology Advisory Committee (LTAC), (statewide committee).

Dr. Louder came to Texas Tech in 2010 from Angelo State University, where he earned a B.A. in Communication and Psychology and a M.A. in Communication before working in the Angelo State University College of Nursing as an Instructional Designer. He received his Ed.D. in Instructional Technology with a minor in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University in 2011 and a M.P.A in Government Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2014. 


Justin Louder


  • M.P.A., Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX, 2014
    • Major: Public Administration
    • Specialization: Government Administration
  • Ed.D., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2011
    • Dissertation: "Distance Learning Environments at One Emerging Research Institution in Texas: The Relationship between Instructor Support, Student Interaction and Collaboration, and Learning in the Online Environment"
    • Major: Educational Instructional Technology
    • Minor: Higher Education Administration
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society
  • M.A., Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, 2005
    • Major: Communication Technology
    • Honors: Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Honor Society
  • B.A., Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, 2003
    • First Major: Psychology
    • Second Major: Communication

Areas of Expertise

Online Education, Distance Education, Ethics Education, Planning, and Policy.

Selected Publications

Schmidt, M. & Louder, J. (2013, February). Perception of consequences for academic dishonesty: A mixed method study. Paper presented at the 2013 Association of Practical and Professional Ethics Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Louder, J. & Schmidt, M. (2013, February). Assessing student understanding of academic integrity. Paper presented at the 2013 Southwest Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Louder, J., Maushak, N., Crooks, S., Jones, S. J., & Lan, W. (2012, February). Graduate student's preference toward strong instructor support over peer to peer collaboration in online courses. Paper presented at the Global Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education (Global TIME), Virtual Conference.

Louder, J., Hughes, J., Paton, V.O., & McKenzie, K. (2011, December). After the Quality Enhancement Plan: Creating and Sustaining QEP Initiatives. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College (SACS COC), Orlando, Florida.

Louder, J., Maushak, N., Crooks, S., Jones, S. J., & Lan, W. (2011, October). Graduate student's preference toward strong instructor support over peer to peer collaboration in online courses. Paper presented at the annual international meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Louder, J., Canham, A., & Sattler, S. (2011, October). Fostering Climate Change on Campus. Paper presented at the 2011 International Center for Academic Integrity Conference: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Revisiting & Reviving the Fundamental Values of Integrity, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Allen, P., Billings, L., Cannon, S., Majors, J., Sportsman, S., Ballesteros, P., Bezinque, K., Bolton, C., Cottenoir, M., Edwards, C., Louder, J., O'neal, C., Morgan, J., Reyes, H., & Ross, L. (2011, May). West Texas Nursing Education Portal Project: Developing A Regional Centralized Application System. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(3), p. 140-144.

Louder, J., & Maushack, N. (2011, April). Using Social Interaction to Teach Statistics Online. Paper presented at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Paton, V.O., Louder, J., & Sattler, S. (2011, March). Measuring ethical reasoning in college students. Poster presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities General Education and Assessment 3.0: Next-Level Practices Now Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Louder, J., Ross, L., & Schultz, S. (2009, April). Become an RN in 21 Weeks. Paper presented at the Twenty-Seventh Annual International Nursing Computer and Technology Conference, Washington, D.C.

Rinestine, I., Louder, J., Denton, B. & Maushak, N. (2009, January). Computer based simulations and feedback in healthcare. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Louder, J., Ross, L. & Schultz, S. (2008). Rethinking RN Education: The Completely Online Accelerated LVN-RN Program. In C. Bonk et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 1018-1023). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Task Force to Increase RN Graduates in Texas. (2006). Increasing RN Graduates in Texas: A Report to the 79th Legislature. Austin, Texas: Mayrand, L., Louder, J., Staats, C., Powers-Prather, A., Yoho, M., Walker, G., Cason, C., Douglas, W., Thomas, M., Hooper, J., Kishi, A., Douglas, N., Fowler, C., & Pridgen, C.