About Us

LERA is comprised of P-12 and postsecondary educators who are committed to improving P-12 education and teacher preparation through experimentation and investigation. Our members are elementary, middle, and secondary teachers and leaders; college/university faculty; and educational stakeholders from organizations that support and advocate for education.

LERA is an active state affiliate of the American Educational Research Association (national) and the Mid-South Educational Research Association (regional).

Executive Board

Erin Scott-Stewart
Southern University

Adam Elder
Past President
Southeastern Louisiana University

Susan Kahn
President-Elect/Program Chair
Northwestern State University

Kathy Campbell
Executive Director
Southeastern Louisiana University

Ashley Wicker
Higher Education Representative
Southeastern Louisiana University

Keicia Hawkins
At-large Representative
Northwestern State University

Shonna Guillory-Anderson
Local Education Agency Representative
Calcasieu Parish School System

Natalie Keefer
Editor-in-Chief, Research Issues in Contemporary Education
University of Louisiana – Lafayette