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

Platt, R. Eric, & King, Amanda (under review). Marching in step: Patriotism and the southern Catholic cadet movement. The Catholic Historical Review.

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

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

Platt, R. Eric. (in development). The mind and mardi gras of George Soulé: From college curricula to pro bono publico.

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

Alex, Jennifer L., Platt, R. Eric, Gammill, Diedra M., Miller, Elizabeth A., Rachel, 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).

Books

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

Platt, R. Eric (in development). For the sons of sugar: Jefferson College and the Creole planter class of south Louisiana, 1831 - 1931.  

Conference Presentations

Platt. R. Eric (April, 2013). For the Sons of Sugar: Jefferson College and the Southern Louisana Planter Class. American Education Research Association, Division F: History and Historiology.

Platt, R. Eric (April, 2013). Marching in Step: Patriotism and the Southern Catholic Cadet Movement. Society the Study of Curriculum History.

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

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 (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 (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 (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: An 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.

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