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About Dave A Louis

Dr. Dave A. Louis is an associate professor of higher education at Texas Tech University.
His primary research strand is in cross-cultural mentoring. His research is heavily influenced by his years as a university administrator and lecturer. Exploring the impact of mentoring on persistence through college and graduate school is central to his research agenda. Louis also explores cross-cultural interaction and peer mentoring dyads at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
An Oprah Winfrey Scholar, he graduated with honors from Morehouse College in 1995. He later was a pupil of Charles V. Willie at Harvard University where he earned his master's degree in education. At Harvard he was a graduate assistant in the Office of International Education. He later taught at Columbia University's Double Discovery Center.
Dave earned his doctoral degree in educational administration at Texas A&M University under the tutelage of Dr. Christine A. Stanley.
He was inaugural director of the Marilyn Kent Byrne Student Success Center in the College of Education and Human Development. He later served as interim executive director of the Honors Program at Texas A&M University.
He was also a faculty member in the higher education program at Western Michigan University.


Present Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Texas Tech University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Higher Education Administration, Cross-Cultural Mentoring, and Mentoring impact on persistence in college and graduate school

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Honors and Awards

  • College of Education New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award - Texas Tech University 2014
  • Distinguished Service Award - Texas A&M University
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
  • Oprah Winfrey Scholar - Morehouse College
  • Ronald McNair Scholar - Morehouse College


  • History & Foundations of Higher Education
  • Governance n Higher Education
  • Higher Education Law
  • College Student Development
  • Introduction to Research Methodology
  • Diversity & Equity in Higher Education
  • Multicultural Issues in Education (TAMU)
  • Introductory Applied Statistical Methods (TAMU)
  • Higher Education & The New Technological Frontier

Articles (9)

Contributions to Books (4)

Selected Presentations (9)

Editorial Experience (3)