Dr. Erik A. Stilling

Program Development and Resource Management Officer
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States

Focus Areas

Higher Education
Racial Equity & Healing
Criminal Justice Reform
Youth Development
Youth Development


Dr. Erik Stilling took office as the Information and Technology Management Officer on September 24, 2008 and was promoted to Program Development and Resource Management Officer in June, 2012. Dr. Stilling began his career in the engineering department of WLAE-TV in New Orleans. After earning a doctorate, he taught Mass Communication Technology and Journalism at Nicholls State and served as the first Director of the Office of Distance Education, implementing compressed video and web-based technologies and applications for adult learners. From 2000-2005, Dr. Stilling worked in California at Holy Names University and as Dean at Expressions College for the Digital Arts, both in the Silicon Valley. Dr. Stilling returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to develop a data collection and analysis system as part of the MacArthur Models for Change program in the Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Justice. This system was used to determine evidence-based alternatives to formal processing of juveniles facing detention and adjudication. Dr. Stilling earned his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1987 and was awarded his Doctorate in Mass Communication from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1992.