Perspectives: A CHSE Series

In the College of Human Sciences & Education, we believe sharing perspectives is an important part of diversity, inclusion, & civic engagement. It contributes to our College's vision of improving quality of life across the lifespan.

The Perspectives series provides an environment in which students, faculty, staff, and community members can collaborate to educate and inform, foster inclusion, and empower others to become changemakers in the community.

What Inclusion Means to Me...Journey thru the Eyes of A. P. Tureaud, Jr., LSU Integration Trailblazer, Retired Director of Special Education, and Education Consultant- March 5, 2024

The CHSE Office of Advocacy, Collaboration & Engagement hosted an insightful discussion about inclusive education and intellectual disabilities. In honor of Developmental Disabilities Month, this important topic was explored through the lens of A.P. Tureaud, Jr., a trailblazer in integration at LSU and retired Director of Special Education.

Moderated by Dean Roland Mitchell, our guest speaker, Alexander P. Tureaud, Jr., shared his experiences and insights gained from his extensive career in special education. The panel also featured esteemed individuals including:

Paul Mooney, PhD | Professor of Special Education at the LSU Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education
Willie Louviere | Director of LSU Integrative Community Studies
Anne Stuckey Williams, MSW, LCSW-BACS | Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the LSU School of Social Work
and other LSU and community representatives.

This event hosted 75 attendees, including LSU students, professors, and staff.

LSU, Southern University and Louisiana Public Broadcasting Present a Panel Discussion – Champions of Education: Perspectives from Classroom Teachers - September 7, 2022

Daily headlines cite teacher shortages across the country, and Louisiana is experiencing unprecedented vacancies in our classrooms. Ultimately teachers are the foundation of our future workforce and are essential to the success of industries throughout the state. On Wednesday, September 7, LSU and Southern hosted the panel discussion.

Kim Hunter Reed, PhD | Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education

Cade Brumley, PhD | LA State Superintendent of Education
Kimberly Eckert | Teacher, 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year
Elecia Lathan, PhD | Assistant Professor, LSU School of Education
Verjanis Peoples, PhD | Director, School of Education, Southern University
Candence Robillard, PhD | Teacher, LSU Laboratory School
Renita Sherrard | Assistant Principal, Southern University Laboratory School

Critical Conversations for Cultural Competence in the Classroom - April 19, 2021

The conversation included tools teachers can use to effectively deliver educational services that meet the social, emotional, and cultural needs of students followed by a panel discussion with educators.

Roland Mitchell, PhD | Dean, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

Guest Speaker:
Taylor Anderson | Founder & Principal Consultant, TGA Consulting, LLC

Stan Barrera, PhD | Assistant Professor, LSU School of Education
Jennifer Bevill | Digital Media Teacher, University Laboratory School
Erin Drye | Biology Teacher, North Shore Senior High School
Rachel Green | LSU Elementary Holmes MAT Student
Chau Le, PhD | Teacher, Belaire Magnet High School

Black Minds Matter Too - November 12, 2020

A conversation about educational access and equity, followed by a discussion of related challenges, opportunities, and solutions to promote learning, development, and success of Black students.

Roland Mitchell, PhD | Dean, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

Guest Speaker:
Ivory Toldson, PhD | Professor, Howard University School of Education, President & CEO of Quality Education for Minorities

Ashley Clayton, PhD | Assistant Professor, LSU School of Education
Marvin Dupiton | Doctoral Candidate, LSU School of Education
Cleo Fields | Louisiana State Senator, District 14
Sheara Williams Jennings, PhD | Associate Professor, University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work
Julian Williams | Black Male Leadership Initiative Fellow, CHSE Ambassador, LSU School of Kinesiology Undergraduate Student

"What do you see...when you see a Black Man?" - July 8, 2020

Our inaugural Perspectives premiered with a virtual conversation featuring a song by two-time Grammy nominee and LSU alum Sean Ardoin of Zydekool Records.

Ardoin’s music video What Do You See? addresses racism and injustice among Black males in America. Moderated by Dean Roland Mitchell, this episode consist of a panel of community, faculty, and civic leaders in a discussion around this critical and very timely topic.

Roland Mitchell, PhD | Dean, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

Special Guest:
Sean Ardoin | Zydekool Records, two-time Grammy nominee and LSU alumnus

Gideon Adeyemo | Black Male Leadership Initiative Fellow, BlackOut LSU Organizer and CHSE Undergraduate Student
Preston Castille | Attorney, Southern University Law Center Professor, BESE Board Member
Ryan Clark | Retired NFL Pro Bowler, ESPN Analyst, Founder of DB Precision
Rachel A. Foreman, MSW, LCSW | Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Relius Johnson | Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, University of Texas -Arlington and CHSE Doctoral Student
Lori Martin, PhD | Professor, Sociology and African American Studies, LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Larry Selders | Louisiana State Representative, District 67
Kerri J. Tobin, MSW, PhD | Associate Professor of Education, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education
Roni Whitfield, MD | Tha Hip Hop Doc