Three of CHSE's PhD students receive competitive fellowship


Three doctoral students in the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education have been chosen to participate in the 4th Annual NAEP-Educational Testing Service (ETS) Testing, Evaluation, Assessment & Measurement (TEAM) Institute as Fellows.

Malaika Edwards and Monica Majors, PhD students in the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD), and Lester Archer, doctoral student in the School of Education were chosen to participate in the TEAM Institute.

They will travel, all-expenses paid, to Princeton, New Jersey, September 30 to October 2 as part of this highly competitive learning and professional development opportunity. While in New Jersey, they will learn from ETS researchers and staff. They will also collaborate with other participants on business challenges to deepen learning around work germane to the education field.

Archer is currently engaged in his dissertation research, which is focused on the identification of factors that influence the mathematics success of Hispanic women through data derived from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002-2012 conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Edwards is a first-year doctoral student who recently joined SLHRD from Jamaica.

Majors is in her second year of the Leadership and Human Resource Development program.

Fellows received acceptance after the competitive pool of applicants’ letters of recommendations, interest statement, and CVs were evaluated by the Educational Testing Service.

The TEAM Institute is hosted by the Educational Testing Service-National Assessment of Educational Process (ETS-NAEP) collaboration. It is designed for underrepresented masters and doctoral level students who have interests in the ETS-NAEP business areas of testing, assessment, measurement, psychometrics, statistics and computer technology.


About SOE

The LSU School of Education offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction and in Educational Leadership, Research, and Counseling. The school’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. Visit the School of Education at


The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in two areas of focus: Agricultural Education and Leadership and Human Resource Development. Visit the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development at

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.