Missy Korduner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
282 Charles E. Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-7065
Fax: (225) 578-5755
Dr. Missy Korduner holds a PhD in Human Resource Education from LSU. Before joining the SLHRD faculty in May of 2019, she served in a variety of capacities within higher education for 16 years including residential life, honors student programming, and first year experience. Her areas of expertise include: extended orientation and transition programs; first year student initiatives; program planning and implementation; program assessment and evaluation; student leader training and development; and student advising. She has presented nationally on extended orientation programs and their impact on the student experience from program development and implementation to retention, student satisfaction and student leadership. In addition, she has published on the development of extended orientation programs in the Journal of College Orientation and Transition.
Dr. Korduner is an active member of the Association for Talent Development - Baton Rouge Chapter, where she currently serves as the President-Elect and previously served as the chapter treasurer. Most recently, she served as the Chair for the Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference.
Dr. Korduner has received recognition awards including the Outstanding Experienced Professional from the ACPA Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and the First Year Experience; the Transformational Leadership Award from the LSU Division of Student Life & Enrollment, and the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Alumna Award.
Bachelor's Degree: Music, University of Connecticut, 2001
Master's Degree: Education (Higher Education/Student Affairs), University of Connecticut, 2002
PhD: Human Resource Education, LSU, 2013
Ray, D. & Korduner, M. (2012). Developing a First Year Transition Camp: A “How To” Guide to Get Started. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 19(2), 125-129.
Korduner, M. & Latiolais, S. (2009). Bending the Rules. Mimi Benjamin and Flo Hamrick (eds.). Maybe I Should...Case Studies on Ethics for Student Affairs Professionals. Lanham: University Press of America Inc.
Korduner, M. & Brooks Thompson, B. (2019). Extended Orientation Programs: Building Success, Affinity, and Donorship. ACPA College Student Educators International Convention in Boston, MA.
Korduner, M. & Spurlock, M. (2019). Impacting Student Leader Development Using Leadership Competencies. Webinar Session – NASPA.
Korduner, M., Spurlock, M., Knaus, K, (2018). Impacting Student Leader Development Using Leadership Competencies. ACPA College Student Educators International Convention in Houston, TX.
Korduner, M., Fuentes-Martin, M., Wyman, M., Cabello, M. (2017). #MomSTRONG: Navigating Life as a Mom and Student Affairs Professional. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Spurlock, M., Korduner, M., Verret, L. (2017). Periscope, Snapchat, Instagram, Oh My! Annual Conference on the First Year Experience in Atlanta, GA.
Spurlock, M. Korduner, M., Fontenot, R. (2015). Welcome Week: Creating a Collaborative Campus-Wide Tradition. ACPA College Student Educators International Convention in Tampa, FL.
Korduner, M. (2015). The Ins and Outs of Creating a First Year Transition Camp. National Orientation Directors Association Extended Orientation Institute in Fort Worth, TX.
Korduner, M., Brown, Z. (2014). Geaux Beyond the First Year: Engaging Program Alumni. National Orientation Directors Association Extended Orientation Institute in Baton Rouge, LA.
Korduner, M. (2013). Implementing an Effective Student Staff Training. National Orientation Directors Association Extended Orientation Institute in Dallas, TX.
Korduner, M., Ray, D. (2011). Developing a First Year Transition Camp. Preconference Session. Annual Conference on the First Year Experience in Atlanta, GA.
Korduner, M., Ray, D. (2011). Developing a First Year Transition Camp. Webinar Session – HigherEd Hero.
Korduner, M. (2010). Bengals Beyond the Bayou: Programming for Out of State Students. Annual Conference on the First Year Experience in Denver, CO.
Korduner, M., Sherwood, S. (2007). Honors Initiative for Prospective Students. National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference in Denver, CO.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Alumna Award – LSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi (2015)
Outstanding Experienced Professional – ACPA’s Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and the First Year Experience (2013)
Transformational Leadership Award – LSU Division of Student Life & Enrollment (2012)
Outstanding Mid-Level Professional – ACPA’s Commission for Administrative Leadership (2012)
Outstanding Staff Member of the Year – UCONN Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (2007)
President-Elect for the Association for Talent Development - Baton Rouge Chapter, 2019
Chair of the Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference, 2019
Leadership & Nominating Committee for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, 2017-present
Collegiate Regional Director for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, 2015-2017
Chair for the NODA Extended Orientation Institute, 2014
Treasurer for Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2013, 2014
Special Events Team Member for ACPA Annual Convention, 2008
VC Membership for ACPA's Commission for Administrative Leadership, 2012-2016