Byron Launey

Byron Launey 

Assistant Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Louisiana State University, 1967

Master's Degree: Louisiana State University, 1991

PhD: Curriculum & Instruction, Louisiana State University, 1995

Phone: (225) 578-6717

Fax: (225) 578-9135


Office: 232 Peabody Hall


Former teacher of mathematics and science in elementary, middle, junior high schools.  Instructor for special topics in aeronautics and plant science secondary grades.  Former advanced flight instructor and airline transport pilot.  Received Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2010.

Selected Publications

Cheek, E. H., Steward, F. A., Launey, B. L. & Borgia, L. G. (2004).  Facilitative reading instruction: Preservice teachers’ voices and perceptions.  Reading Improvement.  41 (2), 129-142

Selected Presentations

Co-Presenter at National Association of Gifted Children ((NAGC) November 2011 National Conference, New Orleans, LA.  “Mentoring Pre-Service Teachers – A panel discussion about the approaches, merits, and potential pitfalls of field experience and student-teaching in the gifted classroom”.

Selected Grants/Funded Projects

PI & Co-PI for eleven BOR grants to improve science teaching performance of K-12 science teachers 

Grant writer and PI for five Board of Regents programs funding stipends for Holmes Interns (5 years)