Dr. Louis Anthony Castenell is Professor of Educational Psychology in the Applied Cognition and Development Program in the Department of Educational Psychology. His research areas include motivation, diversity and higher education. Prior to this appointment he led colleges of education as Dean at Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Georgia. His pioneering administrative leadership at historically black colleges and universities and selective flagship institutions afforded him honors and distinctions within his field and among his peers, including the Leadership Service Award by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Board Service Award by the American Council on Education, and Chair of the Board Award for Leadership by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where he is one of its Distinguished Alumnus in Higher Education recipients. He received his Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and his Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Xavier University. His research interests centers on human motivation and in understanding some of the psychological issues in sleep medicine such as anxiety, stress, perceptional disorders, depression and genetic influences on behavior.