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

Adam Elder
President
Southeastern Louisiana University

Amanda Mayeaux
Past President
University of Louisiana – Lafayette

Erin Scott-Stewart
President-Elect/Program Chair
Southern University

Kathy Campbell
Executive Director
Southeastern Louisiana University

Karen Walker
Higher Education Representative
Northwestern State University

Keicia Hawkins
At-large Representative
Northwestern State University

Tiffani Brigola
Local Education Agency Representative
Vermilion Parish School System

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