Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Bachelor's Degree(s): Speech Pathology & Audiology, Southern University, 1993
Master's Degree: EdS, Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University, 2002 MEd, Educational Administration, Louisiana State University, 1996
PhD: Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University, 2005
Office: 220 Peabody Hall
Elecia Lathon received her PhD in curriculum and instruction in 2005 from Louisiana State University. She has also earned an Educational Specialist degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in educational administration from the LSU College of Education. In 1993 she received her bachelor’s in speech pathology and audiology from Southern University.
Lathon is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the LSU School of Education. As a highly skilled educator with twenty-five plus years of K-12 classroom, supervisory, and university level teaching experience, her professional career has included leading, instructing and training teachers and students on all levels. She also served as an I CARE Specialist with East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Lathon had the pleasure of working with Dr.’s Harry and Rosemary Wong on classroom management and is featured in their most recent edition of The First Days of School, 5th ed. She has also been the recipient of the George Deer Distinguished Teaching Award and the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Lathon is focused on developing Effective teachers and her current research interests include teacher preparation, teacher recruitment and retention, diversity in education and first year experiences. It is Lathon’s desire and life’s work to lead, train, develop, teach, and provide students and teachers with the keys to success. For she believes as John Dewey said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”
Lathon, E. (2009). Creating Culture and Community. IN: Hendry, P., & Edwards, J. Old South Baton Rouge: The Roots of Hope. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 108-121.