UNT faculty member Prathiba Natesan to lead Southwest Educational Research Association

Prathiba Natesan, associate professor of educational psychology, was elected president of the Southwest Educational Research Association, a regional organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of research in education. She initiated a paperless system by offering the program schedule of the annual meeting as an app instead of a printed publication, and she is one of the founders of the junior faculty mentoring initiative for the association.

Natesan, who also is director of the College of Education's Office of Research Consulting, will serve as the organization's president-elect and program chair for 2015-16 and as president for 2016-17.