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Inessa Bazayev, Robb Brumfield, Laura Choate, & Graça Vicente

SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows pictured from left: Inessa Bazayev, Robb Brumfield, Laura Choate, & Graça Vicente

Four faculty members have been named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows for LSU. The SEC ALDP seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. Since its creation in 2008, more than 300 faculty and academic administrators have completed the SEC ALDP, and program alumni have become deans and provosts, among other senior-level positions, at universities around the SEC and country.

The 2023-2024 fellows are:

  • Inessa Bazayev, Paula G. Manship Professor of Music Theory, President of LSU Faculty Senate
  • Robb Brumfield, Roy Paul Daniels Professor of Biological Sciences, Associate Dean for Research & Administration, College of Science
  • Laura Choate, Jo Ellen Levy Yates Endowed Professor, Director, Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education
  • Graça Vicente, Boyd Professor, Charles H. Barré Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research & Economic Development

graphic: SEC Emerging Scholars Career Preparation Workshop

In 2021, the SEC provosts established an emerging scholars program to help current doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers prepare to be future members of the faculty through professional development and networking. The following five Ph.D. students have been selected as LSU's SEC Emerging Scholars for 2023-2024:

  • Seohye Kwon, Department of English, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Jonathan T Yevuyibor, Department of Sociology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Francisco Moreno Gonzalez, Rucks Department of Management, E. J. Ourso College of Business
  • James Stampley, School of Kinesiology, College of Human Sciences & Education
  • Shashank Muley, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management, College of Engineering

Faculty Fellow in Data Analytics & AI

LSU is actively seeking a faculty fellow specializing in data analytics and/or artificial intelligence (AI) to bolster the efforts of the newly established Office of Data and Strategic Analytics. All LSU A&M, AgCenter, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center faculty members with expertise in data analytics and/or AI are invited to apply. The faculty fellow will collaborate with the Office of Data & Strategic Analytics team on institutional data studies that focus on leveraging AI and employing data analytics to bolster decision-making at the university. Learn more about the faculty fellow position.


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Summer Leadership Institute

Faculty members that hold administrative positions (e.g. associate dean, department chair/director) are invited to attend the 2023 Summer Leadership Institute. Presenters include Executive Vice President & Provost Roy Haggerty, Senior Vice Provost Jane Cassidy, Vice Provost Jackie Bach, Vice President Keena Arbuthnot, Vice President John Walters, and more.

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Harrison Board Room, LSU Foundation

2023 New Faculty Summit

New faculty are invited to attend LSU's annual New Faculty Summit where they will learn more about how LSU can support their teaching, research, and community outreach. Presenters for 2023 include Executive Vice President & Provost Roy Haggerty, Faculty Senate President Inessa Bazayev, Senior Vice Provost Jane Cassidy, Interim Vice President Brandon Common, Vice President Todd Manuel, and Vice President Robert Twilley.

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Huey P. Long Field House

Register for the Summer Leadership Institute


Register for the New Faculty Summit

REFRESH | New Perspectives on Teaching

All faculty are invited to attend REFRESH | New Energy for Teaching. This event is facilitated by the Learning & Teaching Collaborative and focuses on improving undergraduate teaching. The keynote speaker this year is Dr. Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy, the Ron and Dr. Mary Neal Distinguished Associate Professor of Chemistry Education and Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion for the College of Science.

Event Details
Date: Friday, Aug. 18, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Harrison Boardroom, LSU Foundation

Register for REFRESH
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Promotion & Tenure Recognition Ceremony

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Faculty who were promoted and/or tenured during the 2022-2023 academic year will be honored at a recognition ceremony in August, hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs. Invitations were sent to honorees and campus leadership. Please contact Morgan Riggs if you have any questions. Click here to view the honorees.

Provost's Distinguished Lecture

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Michael Burton

Eugene McDermott Associate Professor of Neuroscience
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas

Keynote Address: Neuroimmune Interactions in Acute and Transitional Pain States

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Reception to follow

Learn more about the Provost's Distinguished Lecture

Undergraduate Research Information Fair

Do you want to promote research opportunities in your college or department to undergraduates? Host a table at the annual LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Information Fair, which is held during Welcome week. This year, the event will be on Friday, Aug. 18, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Faculty, researchers, and graduate students are welcome to host a table. Click here to sign up for the research fair. If you have questions, please reach out to Sarah Ferstel.

Facilitating Learning Online

Developed and facilitated by LSU Online & Continuing Education, this instructor-led four-week course is designed for anyone who is new to teaching online or is interested in learning more about facilitating an online course. Participants will explore best practices in making connections with students, creating a community of learning, and delivering an engaging experience for their students. For more information and to register, visit the Facilitating Learning Online registration page

Spotlight on Generative AI

Developed and facilitated by LSU Online & Continuing Education, this workshop is designed to introduce the concept of generative AI, facilitate discussions about how it can be used effectively by faculty and students, help faculty navigate considerations and limitations regarding AI implementation, and recommend ways to design, revise, and adapt courses with AI. For more information and to register, please visit the LSU Training and Event Registration website.