Dr. Lindsey Vincent
Associate Dean of Research
Louisiana Tech University
Dr. Lindsey Vincent serves as the Associate Dean of Research, Outreach and Innovation in the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University.
One of her most cherished responsibilities is leading the Science and Technology Education Center (SciTEC) where she has the opportunity to collaborate with academic, community, and corporate colleagues across the nation to develop and implement STEAM-focused initiatives in the PK-20 arena. Key collaborators include Cyber.org, Discovery Education, and Coursera.
SciTEC outreach efforts include serving as home the Louisiana Center for Afterschool Learning funded by the Charles Mott Foundation, the Louisiana NASA Educator Resource Center, the Office of Professional Education Outreach, and the Boulware IDEA Place. Faculty and staff in SciTEC also partner with a number of STEM-focused organizations including the National Girls Collaborative Project, Inter-American Teacher Education Network, Science Olympiad, and Girls Who Code.
Lindsey also lends her considerable knowledge and expertise through serving as a Principle and Co-Principle Investigator on a variety of sponsored projects, subcontracts, and partnerships such as UTeachTech, Louisiana Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (LA GEAR UP), Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation(LSLAMP), and the Louisiana Board of Regents’ STEM Collective for Innovative Louisiana Stakeholders (SCILS).
*UTeachTech, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), is an innovative customization of the STEM teacher preparation model developed at the University of Texas at Austin.
*Louisiana GEAR UP efforts include subcontracted summer and academic year educational and social and emotional learning efforts for students, teachers, and parents flowing from the USDOE through multiple state and partnership GEAR UP awards at the Louisiana Board of Regents and Lafayette Parish Schools.
*SCILS is the STEM Collective for Innovative Louisiana Stakeholders, selected as the state’s STEM center and hub for identification, replication and dissemination of best practices to foster STEM literacy and workforce planning from Pre-k to professional levels.
*LSLAMP is a statewide program led by Southern University, funded by NSF, and focused on increasing the number and quality of minority students enrolling in and completing STEM undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Dr. Vincent earned a B.A. in Secondary English Education, an M.S. in Adult Education, certification in Biology education, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
Her interest in models of positive psychology and education inspired her to earn a certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, through Coursera.
Lindsey’s experiences as an educator and love for students have shaped her aspirations and guided her desire to help provide authentic educational experiences for every learner.