Matthew R. Lee

Matthew R. Lee

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost & Professor of Sociology

156 Thomas Boyd Hall

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Office Phone:
(225) 578-5841

Humanities & Social Sciences



  • Criminology
  • Public Health
  • Community Resilience



Matt Lee currently serves as the interim Executive Vice President & Provost at LSU. In this capacity, he serves as the chief academic officer and the chief operating officer of the institution. He provides executive oversight for all aspects of instruction, research, recruitment and student affairs, working closely with deans, vice presidents, faculty and staff leadership. His administrative motto is “Excellence through Innovation”, and he ardently supports the Scholarship First initiative established by LSU President Tate. Prior to this appointment Lee served as the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Support Services (2015-2021) and as Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development (2010-2015). A sociologist by training, his scholarly work has been centered in criminology, public health, and community resilience..


PhD: Louisiana State University (1999)

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Recently Taught at LSU

(Syllabi are for illustrative purposes & subject to change)

  • SOCL 3510: Criminal Violence
  • SOCL 4091: Rural Crime
  • SOCL 4461: Criminology
  • SOCL 7591: Criminal Violence