Ludovic A. Sourdot, Ph.D.

Professor Curriculum and Instruction

Teacher Education

Ludovic A. Sourdot, Ph.D.

Contact

lsourdot@twu.edu
940-898-2216
SH 213

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Biography

A native of France, Dr. Ludovic A. Sourdot holds degrees in History (Ma├«trise d'Histoire-Universit├ę Jean-Monnet, Saint-Etienne), Broadcast Journalism (B.S., Arkansas State University), Secondary Education (M.Ed., Texas State University--San Marcos) and Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Culture and Curriculum). (Ph.D., Texas A&M). Dr. Sourdot's current research focuses on the pedagogical possibilities television programming offer for visual culture/popular culture studies and teacher education; his work in the area has been published in a variety of edited collections. He recently co-edited Educating Through Popular Culture: You Are Not Cool Just Because You Teach with Comics with Edward Janak for Lexington Books. He is the co-series editor (with Edward Janak) of the Education and Popular Culture series for Lexington Books. Dr. Sourdot is currently serving as the Vice-President for the Northeast Region of the Texas Council of Faculty Senates and is the co-founder of the Future Classroom Lab at Texas Woman's University (TWUFCL).

Education

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University System : College Station, College Station, Texas
M.Ed., Secondary Education, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
B.S., Radio & Television, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Masters Degree or Equivalent, History, Université Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France

Expertise

Expertise; Teacher Education; Popular Culture; Pedagogy; Trends in Curriculum and Instruction; Technology Integration and Teacher Education; Education Policy

Latest Articles

Designing a Future Classroom Laboratory for Exploring the Science of Teaching and Learning.
International Journal of Designs for Learning. (2020)
Sarah Colton, Chad E Smith, Ludovic A Sourdot

High Stakes Plumbing in the 21st Century: Fixing the Cracks in the Academic Pipeline for Undocumented English Language Learners
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences (2015)
Holly Hansen-Thomas, Ludovic A Sourdot

Books

Educating through Popular Culture: You're not cool just because you teach with comics
Lexington Books (2017)
Edward Janak, Ludovic A Sourdot

Chapters

Foreword from the series editors
in Educational Theory in British Children's Literary Classics | Lexington Books (2021)
Ludovic A Sourdot, Edward Janak

Foreword from the series editors
in Education and the female superhero: Slayers, Cyborgs, Sorority Sisters, and School Teachers | Lexington Books (2020)
Ludovic A Sourdot

Toying with war: Exploring the between militarization and education
in The Films of Robin Williams: Critical Essays | McFarland (2019)
Kenya Wolff, Ludovic A Sourdot

The Upside-Down of Education reform during the Reagan era: A Reexamination of education policies through Stranger Things
in Stranger Things: Eighties, Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence. | McFarland (2018)
Ludovic A. Sourdot

Introduction
in Educating through popular culture: You're not cool just because you teach with comics | Lexington Books (2017)
Ludovic A Sourdot, Edward Janak

Recent Presentations

Do You Speak French? An Exploration of the Portrayal of France, its People and Culture in Robert Zemeckis' The Walk
The 51st Annual National Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference (2021)
Paper | Ludovic A Sourdot

Turning Schools Upside Down: Stranger Things as Allegory for the Birth of Neoliberal Education in the United States
The 59th Annual Meeting of The History of Education Society (2019)
Paper | Ludovic A Sourdot

American by Choice: Life Experiences, Popular Culture and Pedagogy, Reflections on the American Dream
The 49th Annual National Popular and American Culture Association Conference (2019)
Paper | Ludovic A Sourdot

Breaking down the barrier with the Future Classroom Lab: Supporting Teacher Candidates and Education Professionals with Relevant Technological Tools for the 21st Century Classroom.
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (2019)
Paper | Ludovic A Sourdot, Chad E Smith

Incorporating Next Generation Learning in Classrooms with Students with Special Needs
Shanghai International STEM Educational Product Fair (2018)
Paper | Chad E Smith, Ludovic A Sourdot

The Upside-Down of Education Reform During the Reagan Era: A Reexamination of Education Policies Through Stranger Things
The 48th Annual Popular Culture & American Culture Association (2018)
Paper | Ludovic A Sourdot

Texas Woman's University Future Classroom Laboratory (TWUFCL): Rethinking the Role of Pedagogy, Technology and design for 21st century learning
TIACON, Think , Iterate, Act Conference (2017)
Paper | Chad E Smith, Ludovic A Sourdot, Jerry Whitworth

The TWUFCL experiment: Authentic engagement with technology for teacher candidates and education professionals.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (2017)
Poster | Ludovic A Sourdot, Chad E Smith, Gina Anderson, Jerry Whitworth

Technology Roadshow, TWU's Future Classroom Lab
12th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium (2017)
Paper | Ludovic A Sourdot, Chad E Smith

Texas Woman's University Future Classroom Laboratory (TWUFCL): Rethinking the Role of Pedagogy, Technology and design for 21st century learning
TIACON, Think , Iterate, Act Conference (2017)
Paper | Chad E Smith, Ludovic A Sourdot, Jerry Whitworth

You're Not Cool Just Because You Teach With Comics
The 47th Annual National Popular Culture & American Culture Association Conference (2017)
Round Table | Edward Janak, Ludovic A Sourdot

The Future Classroom Laboratory at Texas Woman's University
UCC Campus Carlsberg (2016)
Paper | Smith E Chad, Ludovic A Sourdot

Connecting Today's Students with Tomorrow's Learning Opportunities
11th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium (2016)
Paper | Chad E Smith, Ludovic A Sourdot

Agents of Change: Promoting Social Justice and Multiculturalism in the Classroom with Popular Culture
The 46th Annual National Popular Culture & American Culture Association Conference (2016)
Paper | Ludovic A Sourdot

Undocumented immigrants in the United States: Life experiences of Dreamers beyond the T.V screen
The 45th Annual National Popular Culture & American Culture Association Conference (2015)
Paper | Ludovic A Sourdot

Decade of Lessons Learned from Professional/Personal Climbing/Riding the Earlier Stages of Higher Ed's Ladder/Roller-coaster: From Doctoral Students to Tenure Track
16th Annual Conference of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group (2015)
Paper | Cole Reilly, Ludovic A Sourdot

Pop-Culture Pedagogues Pop off: Priming Productive Conversations, Considerations, and Practice in Unpacking Multicultural/Social Justice Matters as Indeed Curriculum and Pedagogy in Praxis
16th Annual Conference of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group (2015)
Paper | Cole Reilly, Ludovic A Sourdot

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (PKP)
  • Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  • Textbook and Academic Authors Association TAA)

Honors & Awards

  • Admission (by invitation) to Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society) (2017)