Dean, College of Education
Louisiana Tech University
Don Schillinger is the Chase Bank Endowed Professor and dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education (COE). Prior to his current role, Don served at different times as a tenured faculty member, associate dean of undergraduate studies, director of clinical and field experiences, and director of assessment and accreditation and IT supervision. Prior to his arrival at Louisiana Tech in 2006, Don was a department head in McNeese State University’s Burton College of Education. He came to Louisiana from the University of Mississippi’s School of Education where he served as director for assessment, co-director for the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation, and director of the Teach Mississippi Institute. Don earned his Ph.D. in secondary education from the University of Mississippi in 2004. He also earned a master of education degree from the University of Mississippi and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry education from the University of Central Florida.