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 instructor and university supervisor for student teaching in the Division of Elementary Education in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice. Her research interests focus on teacher preparation, literacy practices in K-8 schools, minority achievement on high stakes tests, language and culture, and spirituality in education.
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.