Dr. Paula Summers Calderon is dean of the College of Education at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. She is president-elect of the Louisiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (LACTE) and a site team chair for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Prior to becoming dean in fall 2017, Paula served as associate director of the School of Education at Louisiana State University and A&M College, charged with accreditation and teacher licensure. At LSU, she was coordinator of world language teacher education and taught methods courses for world language education majors.
A former high school French teacher, Dr. Paula's research interests include second language acquisition and language comprehension.