David E. Gullatt, Ph.D., is a product of the public schools of Louisiana as well as a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA and the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He served 29 years as a supervisor of administration and curriculum, an elementary and secondary principal, and a mathematics teacher within the public schools of Louisiana. For 15 years following those assignments he held teaching, administrative, and supervisory positions in higher education at both Northwestern State University (LA) and Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Gullatt has served as Program Head, Department Head, and Dean of the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, retiring in 2012. He has written 35 professional, juried publications in educational leadership and made over 50 national and international presentations.
For the past 14 years Dr. Gullatt has served on SACS, NCA, and NWAC AdvancED System Accreditation visits as Lead Evaluator for over 100 system, digital, corporate, early learning, diagnostic, and school accreditation visits. He also provides professional development services to various states in the area of educational leadership and school accreditation.
Dr. Gullatt presently serves as an adjunct professor of educational leadership and doctoral research at Louisiana Tech University and is a Turnaround School Specialist in Louisiana. He has served as the trainer for Hearing Officers for the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention (IATDP) for the past 20 years.
Dr. Gullatt now serves on the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control and is a member of the Lincoln Parish School Board. He is married to the former Sue Durrett from Simsboro (LA), is a member of the Simsboro Lions Club and attends Temple Baptist Church in Ruston.