Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
We attempted to reach ALL our students in recent days, but we realize communication has been difficult, if not impossible for some. If you are just now able to see this message, please contact so we can have a better understanding of your status and work with you so you can attain your educational goals.


Thomas DeVaney, PhD, MEd

Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Technology
SLU 10549
Hammond, LA 70402
PHONE: (985) 549-5069 or (985) 549-2217
FAX: (985) 549-5712 



- Doctor of Philosophy Mississippi State University

- Master of Education The University of West Alabama

- Bachelor of Science The University of West Alabama


Academic Positions

- Assistant Dean, College of Education, Southeastern Louisiana University
- Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Technology, Southeastern Louisiana University


Professional Affiliations

- American Psychological Association - Division D
- Southwest Educational Research Association
- Mid-South Educational Research Association
- Louisiana Educational Research Association
- Louisiana Council of Professors of Educational Administration


Areas of Research Interest

- Statistical significance testing and practices

- Online distance education

- Statistic anxiety


Selected Publications & Presentations

- DeVaney, T. A., Adams, N. B., Hill-Winstead, F., & Trahan, M. (2012). The Revised School Culture Elements Questionnaire: Gender and grade level invariant? Research in the Schools, 19(2).
- DeVaney, T. A. (2012). Structure and reliability of the Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale: An examination using students in online statistics courses. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

- Della-Pietra, C., Bidner, S., & DeVaney, T. A. (2010). Preservice elementary classroom teachers' attitudes toward music in the school curriculum and teaching. Research and Issues in Music Education, 8(1).
- Adams, N. B., DeVaney, T. A., Longstreet, W. S. (2010). Investigating aspects of an emerging digital ethnicity: Development of the Digital Ethnicity Scale (DES). Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 1822-1830. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2010.07.010
- Adams, N. B, & DeVaney, T. A. (2010). Recursive Knowledge Development for Virtual Environments. In G. Vincenti & J. Braman (Eds.) Teaching through mulit-user virtual environments: Applying dynamic elements to the modern classroom. Hershey, NY: Information Science Reference.
- DeVaney, T. A. (2010). Anxiety and attitude of graduate students in online vs. on-campus statistics courses. Journal of Statistics Education.
DeVaney, T. A. (2009). Impact of video tutorials in an online educational statistics course. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5(4).
- DeVaney, T. A., Carr, S, & Allen, D. (2009). Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the educational system in southeast Louisiana: One Year Follow-Up. Research in the Schools, 16(1), 32-44.
- Adams, N. B., DeVaney, T. A., & Sawyer, S. G. (2009). Measuring conditions conducive to knowledge development in virtual learning environments: Initial development of a model-based survey. Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 8(1).
- Adams, N. B., & DeVaney, T. A. (2009). The effect of high stakes testing on dimensions of teacher efficacy and organizational climate in a sample of southern rural schools. Contemporary Issues in Education, 2(2), 66-74.
- Campbell, K. T., Harchar, R., DeVaney, T. A., & McCartney, D. (2009). Modeling instructional best practices: Pedagogy of college of education professors. School Leadership Review, 4(2), 22-35.
- Armenta, T., & DeVaney, T. (2008). School administrator's perceptions of a principal preparation program after participating in portfolio defenses. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 3(3).
- DeVaney, T. A., Adams, N. B., & Elliott, C. B. (2008, November). Assessment of online learning environments: Using the OCLES(20) with graduate level online classes. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 7(3).
- Coombs-Richardson, R., & DeVaney, T. A. (2008). The development and validation of a personality instrument to increase collaboration. Educational Research and Review, 3(4), 121-127.