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Robert O. Slater, Ph. D.

Department Head & Professor

Office: Picard Center, Room 252
Office Telephone Number: (337) 482-1513
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Courses I teach

  • ​EDLD800 Introduction to Research
  • EDLD801 Writing for the Dissertation
  • EDLD822 Politics and Policy in Education
  • EDLD880  Practicum in Educational Research
  • EDLD875 The Power of Education: Empirical and Philosophical Considerations

Robert Slater has taught and directed doctoral dissertations at the University of Maryland, The Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  From 1987 to 1989 he worked as Senior Research Associate at the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. where he directed their program in educational leadership.

Robert O. Slater holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph. D. from the University of Chicago. A Senior Fulbright Scholar to Peru in 1996, and again to Bolivia 2010, his teaching, research, and writing focuses on education and the vicissitudes of democracy. He is professor of education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he directs the doctoral program in educational leadership.  

Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background:
Ph.D.,  The University of Chicago, Educational Policy
Ed.M.,  Harvard University, Educational Policy
B.A.,  The Harris Teachers College, Elementary Science

Dissertation: Organizational Size and Differentiation: A Study of Administrative Intensity in Michigan School Districts - Chair, Charles E. Bidwell