EL Team Members

The Experiential-Learning (EL) Team promotes Real-World Ready activities, mentors faculty and students, and presents training workshops.

Jack Bedell Lily Brooks

Jack B. Bedell, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Coordinator, Programs in Creative Writing
Editor, Louisiana Literature
Director, Louisiana Literature Press

Current Louisiana Poet Laureate

Lily Brooks
Instructor of Photography
Photography Area Coordinator

Tonyalea Elam

 Kellen Gilbert

Tonyalea Elam, MSW, LMSW
Assoc. Child Welfare Coordinator/Instructor
Dept. of Health & Human Sciences
Social Work Program

Kellen Gilbert, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
The Woman's Hospital Professor

Amber Narro

 Mohammad Saadeh
Amber J. Narro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator
Dept. of Languages and Communication
Coordinator for Online Learning

Mohammad Saadeh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Coordinator

Elizabeth Sanders  Cherissa Vitter
Elizabeth Sanders, MLIS
LS 102 Coordinator
Reference/Instruction Librarian
Cherissa Vitter
International Baccalaureate Coordinator
Department of Teaching and Learning
Teacher Resident Site Coordinator


The EL Team and The National Society for Experiential Education

National Society for Experiential Education

Southeastern Louisiana University is a member of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE). This society, founded in 1971, sponsors an annual conference to “bring together experiential educators who aspire to provide intentional, effective, and educationally focused experiences to our students in an ever increasingly connected global environment.” Southeastern's membership is maintained by the Office of Experiential Learning and provides for EL Team attendance of the annual NSEE conference.

National Society for Experiential EducationInformation and experiences learned at the conference are brought back by the EL Team and presented at four faculty lunches each academic year. These presentations spread and maximize the benefit and impact of the conference experience to Southeastern’s faculty.