R. Eric Platt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Higher Education

Research Interests

Institutional Mortality, Southern Higher Education History, Higher Education Law, Catholic and Jesuit Higher Education, Informal Educational Practices, Historiography as Qualitative Inquiry

Current Teaching

ADE 601: Foundations of Adult Education

ADE 607: Program Planning and Curriculum Development in Adult Education

ADE 703: Human Resource Development as a Special Form of Adult Education

ADE 801: Delivery Systems

CPS 740: Legal and Ethical Issues in Student Affairs Administration

HE 711: History of Higher Education

HE 712: The Two-Year College

HE 713: Curriculum in Higher Education

HE 716: Legal Issues in Higher Education

HE 717: Continuing Education

HE 719: Organization and Administration in the Community College

HE 800: Leadership in Higher Education

REF 607: Creating a Student Centered Curriculum

REF 792: Data Analysis in Five Traditions of Qualitative Research

Articles

Alex, Jennifer L., Platt, R. Eric, Gammill, Diedra M., Miller, Elizabeth A., Rachal, John R. (2007). Making the invisible visible: A model for delivery systems in adult education. MPAEA Journal of Adult Education. (Vol. XXXVI, No. 2. Pp 13-22)

 

Platt, R. Eric (in press). Joseph Francis Rummel (1876-1965). KnowLA: The Encyclopedia of Louisiana History, Culture, and Community.

 

Platt, R. Eric (in press). Valcour Aime (1797-1864). KnowLA: The Encyclopedia of Louisiana History, Culture, and Community.

 

Platt, R. Eric & Hill, Lilian (in press). A Storyville education: Spatial practices and the learned sex trade in the city that care forgot. Adult Education Quarterly.

 

Platt, R. Eric & King, Amanda. (revise and resubmit). Marching in step: Patriotism and the Southern Catholic Cadet Movement. The Catholic Historical Review.

 

Platt, R. Eric (revise and resubmit) Prudence and Intransigence: Archbishop Joseph Rummel and the Prelude to Catholic Education Integration in Louisiana. Catholic Southwest: A Journal of History and Culture.

 

Platt, R. Eric & To, Yen (in development) “Short-term vs. Long-term: Using IR data to support longevity at Private Liberal Arts Institutions.” Book chapter in New Directions in Institutional Research (NDIR) Sourcebook (editors H. Burley & C. Ruch).

 

Yen To & R. Eric Platt (in development) “Staying in the Black: Using IR data to Survive as an Auxiliary Unit.” Book chapter in New Directions in Institutional Research (NDIR) Sourcebook (editors H. Burley & C. Ruch).

 

Platt, R. Eric, Hill, Lilian H., & Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary. (in development). Expanding qualitative research: Historiology, archival research, and the historiographically-constructed case study.

 

Platt, R. Eric, Mohn, Richard S., & Wallace, Whitney R. (in development) Religious Denomination and Nationality as Descriptive Factors for Institutional Closure.

 

Platt, R. Eric & Hart, Dana C. (in development). Sherman re-remembered: The college administration of a northern military officer at a southern academy.

 PEER-REVIEWED BOOKS

 

Platt, R. Eric. (2014). Sacrifice and Survival: Identity, Mission, and Jesuit Higher Education in the American South. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

 

Platt, R. Eric. (under contract). For the Sons of Sugar: Jefferson College and the Creole Planter Class of South Louisiana, 1831-1931.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Platt, R. Eric (April, 2014) Prudence and Intransigence: Archbishop Joseph Rummel and the Prelude to Catholic Education Integration in Louisiana. Paper Presentation at the American Educational Research Association, Pittsburg, PA.

 

Platt, R. Eric (March, 2014) The Forgotten Louis Dufau: French Creole and French Immigrant Educational Conflict in Rural Louisiana, 1852-1856. Paper Presentation at the Southern History of Education Society, Tuscalousa, AL.

 

Whitney R. Wallace & R. Eric Platt (March, 2014). The Newcomb Precedent: College Closure and the Interpretation of Nineteenth Century Donor Intent in Twenty-First Century Louisiana. Paper Presentation at the Southern History of Education Society, Tuscalousa, AL.

 

Platt, R. Eric (April, 2013) Marching In Step: Patriotism and the Southern Catholic Cadet Movement. Paper Presentation at the Society for the Study of Curriculum History. San Francisco, CA.

 

Platt, R. Eric (April, 2013) For the Sons of Sugar: Jefferson College and the Southern Louisiana Planter Class. Paper Presentation at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Platt, R. Eric (March, 2012) The Duke of Education: George Soule and His College of “Firsts”. Research presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern History of Education Society, Tallahassee, Fl.

 

Platt, R. Eric (March, 2012) Learning From the Dead: Understanding Institutional Survivability Through Historiographical Post-Mortem Reconstruction. Research presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern History of Education Society, Tallahassee, Fl.

 

Platt, R. Eric (April, 2011) Maintaining the Mission: Curricular Transition and Academic Legitimacy of Southern Jesuit Higher Education in the Age of the University. Research Presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, New Orleans, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric (April, 2011) Legal Cloistering and Informal Learning: Spatially Constructed Education in the New Orleans Red-Light District. Research Presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, New Orleans, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric (April, 2011). A Storyville Education: Spatial Practices and the Learned Sex Trade in the City that Care Forgot. Paper Presentation at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric (November, 2010). Political Influence, Educational Development, and the Expansion of New Orleans. Invited Presentation at Woodlawn High School. Baton Rouge, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric (March, 2010). Pursuing the Magis, The Revision of Jesuit Higher Education in the New South. Research presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern History of Education Society, Atlanta, Ga,

 

Platt, R. Eric, (November, 2008). Sherman’s Administration: A Historic Examination of a Northern Military Officer’s Attempts at the Creation and Maintenance of a Southern University. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Jacksonville, Fl.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

Platt, R. Eric (March, 2014) An Archbishop for Education: James Hubert Blenk in New Orleans and South Louisiana, 1874-1917, “Roots Program,” St. Alphonsus Community Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Platt, R. Eric (January, 2014) Faculty Instruction: Influence, Learning, and Institutional Longevity, St. Joseph’s Abbey and Seminary College, Covington, Louisiana.

 

Platt, R. Eric (October, 2013) Legal Issues of Concern to Faculty: Staying out of Trouble, and Getting (and Keeping) Tenure along the Way. Panel speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiebsurg, MS.

 

Platt, R. Eric (July, 2013) Higher Education and Access: From Brown v. Board of Education to the Twenty-first Century. Invited lecture for the Jackson State University Department of Urban Higher Education, Jackson, MS.

 

Platt, R. Eric (September, 2012) Legal Issues of Concern to Faculty: Staying out of Trouble, and Getting (and Keeping) Tenure along the Way. Panel speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiebsurg, MS.

 

Platt, R. Eric (June, 2012) With Profit: The First Fifty Years of LSU Continuing Education. Invited presentation for the LSU Department of Continuing Education, Baton Rouge, LA.

 

Platt, R. Eric (February, 2011) Learning From the Dead: Understanding Higher Education Survivability Through Historiographic Post-Mortem Reconstruction. Invited lecturer: University of Southern Mississippi Department of Educational Studies and Research, Lecture Series in Higher Education.

 

Platt, R. Eric (March, 2011). Leadership LSU: Making Sense of Higher Education History. Invited Panelist at the Louisiana State University Office of Campus Life/Student Union. Baton Rouge, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric, (March, 2011). Sacrifice and Survival: The Historiographical Role of Institutional Identity and Mission in Jesuit Higher Education of the New Orleans Province. Lecture Series Presentation at the Louisiana State University: College of Education, Baton Rouge, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric (February, 2010). Developing the System: Education in New Orleans and the Gulf South. Guest Lecturer for the Introduction to the Study of Education Course at the Louisiana State University: College of Education, Baton Rouge, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric (January, 2011). The Scope of 200 Years: The Evolution of Education in Louisiana. Invited Presentation at the Louisiana State University Honors College. Baton Rouge, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric (January, 2010). A Colony, a Territory, a State: Louisiana’s Educational Journey. Invited Presentation at the Louisiana state University Honors College. Baton Rouge, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric (October, 2009). Navigating College and Beyond: Methods of Undergraduate Self Tracking and Graduate Program Application: Guest Lecturer for the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Ms.

 

Platt, R. Eric (March, 2009). Extended Learning Venues for the State of Louisiana. Invited Presentation at the Louisiana State University: Department of Continuing Education: Independent Learning Workforce Development, Baton Rouge, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric, (October, 2008). The History and Evolution of Public Higher Education in Louisiana. Guest Lecturer for the Higher Education Masters and Doctoral History and Foundations of Higher Education Course at the Louisiana State University: College of Education, Baton Rouge, La.

 

Platt, R. Eric, (December, 2008). Sherman’s Administration: A Northern Military Officer’s Attempts at the Creation and Maintenance of a Southern University. Lecture Series Presentation at the Louisiana State University: College of Education, Baton Rouge, La.

 

Awards

2010. Dean E. B. Robert Scholarship
2008, 2009, 2010. Fred Thatcher Fellowship
2008, 2009. Lillian L. Oleson Scholarship

Professional Affiliations

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
American Educational Research Association, Division F (AERA)
Historical Education Society (HES)
Southern History of Education Society (SHOES)

Society for the Study of Curriculum History (SSCH)

Honor Societies

Phi Kappa Phi: The National Honor Society in Academia
Phi Theta Kappa: The International Honor Society for the Two Year College
Kappa Delta Gamma: The International Honor Society in Education