Alica Benton 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Bachelor's Degree(s): Child Development and Family Relations, K-6 Teaching Certificate, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1991

Master's Degree: Reading and Learning Exceptionalities, Appalachian State University, 2000

PhD: Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University, 2018

Phone: (225) 578-5529

Email: abento9@lsu.edu

Office: 213 Peabody Hall


Dr. Alica Benton received her PhD in curriculum and instruction in 2018 from Louisiana State University. She earned a master’s degree in reading and learning exceptionalities from Appalachian State University. In 2000 she became a National Board-Certified Teacher in Early Childhood.  She has spent much of her career as an elementary school educator and mentor teacher.

Dr. Benton is an assistant professor for the Early Childhood and Elementary Grades 1-5 Programs in the School of Education and teaches literacy and child development courses for both programs. Her research interests focus on literacy practices in K-6 schools, language development, foster care, and attachment issues.

Selected Publications

Benton, A., & DiCarlo, C. F. The impact of social stories on compliance and aggression in a kindergarten aged child. The Journal of Teacher Action Research, 4(3), 55 – 67.