Brett Welch, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

Dr. Brett Welch holds his faculty rank as an associate professor in the College of Education at Lamar University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership from Northwestern State University and a Ph.D. in curriculum instruction, with concentrations in adult learning and educational evaluation from the University of New Orleans.

In Dr. Welch’s 20 years in higher education, he has led the development of Freshman Foundation Programs for non-traditional learners, parents of first-time freshman and United States veterans. Additionally, he has coordinated three NCATE/CAEP accreditation visits, two SACS visits and the initial accreditation of a school counseling program through CACREP.

Dr. Welch has served as a chair/methodologist/reviewer for over 100 dissertations. He has published several journal articles, lab manuals and a book chapter.

Awards and Honors

2011: Robert Jones Beauregard Parish Historic Fund College of Education Professorship


Freshman Foundations

History of Education

Philosophy of Education

Multicultural Education

Educational Research

Statistics in Education

Qualitative Research

School and Community Relations

Dynamics of Global Leadership

Academic Writing

Advanced Program Evaluation

Developing a Vision for an Effective Learning Community

Technology for School Leaders

School Law


Enrollment information counselor

Academic advisor

Coordinator of freshman orientation programs

Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Academic Support

University SACS liaison

College of Education NCATE/CAEP coordinator

Assistant Department Head for Teacher Education

Director of Graduate Education programs

Director of Center for Online Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership

Associate professor of education  

Research and Publications

  • Welch, B., LaFargue, S., O’Connor, J., Young, K. (2016). Promoting Proactive, Empowered School Counselors to Address At-Risk Student Needs, TCPEA Midwinter Research Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 1, 32-45.
  • Welch, B, Chan, I., Borja, M., & Batiuk, M. (2016). Predicting the Probability for Faculty Adopting an Audience Response System in Higher Education, Journal of Information Technology Education, 72, 25-38.
  • Welch, B, Hebert, D., VanMetre, S., & Broussard, J. (2014). Teaching Today for Tomorrow: A Case Study of One High School’s 1:1 Computer Adoption, The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin-International Journal for Professional Educators, Volume 80, Number 4, 37-47.
  • Welch, B, Hebert, D., VanMetre, S., & Broussard, J. (2013). St. Louis Catholic High School 1:1 Tablet PC Initiative. Year 1 Report.
  • Welch, B. (2012). Research Appendix. Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapy, Dec. 2012, Susan Salvo.
  • Welch, B. & Hebert, D. (2011). Evaluating Undergraduate Students’ Dispositions in Clinical Health Promotion Settings. Journal of the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
  • Welch, B., Burckel, D., Kurth, M., Love, M., Swindle, B., Chaumont, T. (2011). Southwest Louisiana Regional Housing Study. Comprehensive Resiliency Program. Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.


Athletic faculty advisor

Blue Key Honor Society faculty advisor

Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society faculty advisor

Phi Kappa Phi chapter advisor

Psi Chi Chapter founding member

Non-Traditional Student Organization faculty advisor