Paul Manthei

Paul Manthei 

Instructor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Legal Studies/Pre-Law, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1991

MEd: Holmes Program/Secondary English Education, Louisiana State University, 2000

Juris Doctorate: Southern University Law School, 1994

PhD: Educational Leadership & Research, Louisiana State University, 2016

Phone: (225) 578-2814

Email: pmanthei@lsu.edu

Office: 111M Peabody Hall

Biography

As an Instructor in the School of Education, Paul Manthei has taught various courses in teacher preparation and academic strategies for students transitioning to college.  After several years as a University Supervisor for Clinical Experiences, he was the Interim Coordinator for the Office of Field Experiences from 2016 – 2017.  Currently, his duties entail several responsibilities as Assistant to the Director for the School of Education, including serving as the Title II Coordinator for the School of Education.  Dr. Manthei is also Coordinator for the Online MA in Higher Education Administration Program.

Before pursuing his doctorate, Dr. Manthei taught English at both the middle and high school level.  His dissertation examined the factors contributing to the academic success of Black male students pursuing advanced degrees at predominantly White institutions.  Research interests include student success, ethics in education, critical theory, policy and leadership in education, student retention, and higher education.  He is especially interested in issues that examine race, culture, and social justice in education.

Selected Presentations

Manthei, P.  (2012).  Reculturing education leadership:  Using professional development to reconceptualize social justice leadership in education.  Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, New Orleans, LA. 

Manthei, P.  (2011).  Reculturing education leadership:  Using professional development to reconceptualize social justice leadership.  Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Bergamo     Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH.

Manthei, P., Morton, B., Boone, K., & Vickers, T. (2011).  Readings and revelations: The “aha moment” and the development of critical consciousness.  Panel discussion presented at         the 2011 LSU Curriculum Camp, Baton Rouge, LA.

Manthei, P. & Seals, M. (2011).  Value and perception: School leadership and the Louisiana alternative career diploma. Paper presented at the 10th Annual meeting of the American    Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Manthei, P., Morton, B., Boone, K., & Vickers, T. (2011). Transforming the theoretical:  The importance of the “aha moment” and critical consciousness.  Panel presentation at the 10th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, New Orleans, LA. 

Seals, M. & Manthei, P. (2010). A dropout by any other name…Increasing graduation rates by reducing standards. Paper presented at the 2010 UCEA Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA. 

Manthei, P., Ricard, B., Boone, K., & Vickers, T. (2010). When the written becomes real: The "aha moment" and the development of critical consciousness. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH.

Manthei, P. "Teaching African American Boys" (2010). Panel Discussant and facilitator for workshop presented by Dr. R. Mitchell and Dr. N. Witherspoon at Louisiana State     University, July 12-16, Baton Rouge, LA.

Seals, M. & Manthei, P.  (2010). Education derailed:  Lowering standards to reduce dropout rates.  Paper presented at 9th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, Denver, CO. 

Manthei, P.  (2000).  Towards a better understanding: An autobiographical exploration of teacher development.  Paper presented at 7th Annual International Conference on Teacher Research, Baton Rouge, LA.