Paul Manthei

Paul Manthei 

Instructor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Legal Studies/Pre-Law, Northeast Louisiana University, 1991
Juris Doctorate: Southern University Law School, 1994
M.Ed: Holmes Program/Secondary English, Louisiana State University, 2000
PhD: Louisiana State University, 2016
Dissertation: "Cutting the deficit: An examination of factors contributing to the success of Black males seeking doctoral dregrees at a predominantly White institution"
Phone: (225) 578-2814 (direct office)
              (225)578-2557 (Office of FIeld Experiences)

                                                        Email: pmanthei@lsu.edu

                                                        Office: 111M Peabody Hall

 

Biography

Paul Manthei completed his dissertation during the summer of 2016 in Educational Leadership and Research at LSU.  Paul currently serves as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Field Experiences and supervises student teachers enrolled in the Holmes Secondary Master’s Program. 

Before pursuing his doctorate, Paul taught English at both the middle and high school level.  His research interests include critical theory, educational policy, educational leadership and ethics, teacher preparation, and student retention.  He is especially interested in issues that examine race, culture, and social justice in education.

In addition to belonging to several professional organizations, Paul was selected to participate in the 2011 AERA William L. Boyd National Educational Politics Workshop.  He has also served as a reviewer of proposals for the 2010 UCEA National Convention, the SIG for Leadership for Social Justice, and the SIG for Philosophical Studies in Education for the 2012 AERA International Conference, and as a reviewer for the Journal of School Leadership (2013 and 2016).

 

Selected Presentations

 

Manthei, P.  (2012).  Reculturing education leadership:  Using professional development to reconceptualize social justice leadership in education.  Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, New Orleans, LA.

 

Manthei, P.  (2011).  Reculturing education leadership:  Using professional development to reconceptualize social justice leadership.  Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Bergamo     Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH.

 

Manthei, P., Morton, B., Boone, K., & Vickers, T. (2011).  Readings and revelations: The “aha moment” and the development of critical consciousness.  Panel discussion presented at         the 2011 LSU Curriculum Camp, Baton Rouge, LA.

 

 Manthei, P. & Seals, M. (2011).  Value and perception: School leadership and the Louisiana alternative career diploma. Paper presented at the 10th Annual meeting of the American          Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, New Orleans, LA.

 

Manthei, P., Morton, B., Boone, K., & Vickers, T. (2011). Transforming the theoretical:  The importance of the “aha moment” and critical consciousness.  Panel presentation at the 10th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, New Orleans, LA.

 

Seals, M. & Manthei, P. (2010). A dropout by any other name…Increasing graduation rates by reducing standards. Paper presented at the 2010 UCEA Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

 

Manthei, P., Ricard, B., Boone, K., & Vickers, T. (2010). When the written becomes real: The "aha moment" and the development of critical consciousness. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH.

 

Manthei, P. "Teaching African American Boys" (2010). Panel Discussant and facilitator for workshop presented by Dr. R. Mitchell and Dr. N. Witherspoon at Louisiana State     University, July 12-16, Baton Rouge, LA.

Seals, M. & Manthei, P.  (2010). Education derailed:  Lowering standards to reduce dropout rates.  Paper presented at 9th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, Denver, CO.

 

Manthei, P.  (2000).  Towards a better understanding: An autobiographical exploration of teacher development.  Paper presented at 7th Annual International Conference on Teacher Research, Baton Rouge, LA.