11/23/2011 11:33 AM
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes has selected
Ed Holton for the ING Professor of Excellence Award. Holton, the Jones S. Davis Distinguished
Professor of Human Resource, Leadership and Organization Development in the School
of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, or SHREWD, was recognized during
the LSU-Auburn football game in Tiger Stadium on Oct. 22.
Holton teaches approximately 100 student-athletes each semester in leadership development
minor courses. He is known world-wide for his research in learning transfer and his
instrument, the Learning Transfer System Inventory, or LTSI, which is the only validated
tool in the world for the measurement of the barriers and catalysts to training transfer.
“We are truly enthusiastic and honored to recognize Dr. Holton as a difference-maker
and a steward of excellence,” said Kenneth O. Miles, executive director of the Cox
Past recipients of the ING award are Mark Batzer, LSU System Boyd Professor and Dr.
Mary Lou Applewhite Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences;
Craig Freeman, associate professor and journalism head in the Manship School of Mass
Communication; and Stacia Haynie, professor in the Department of Political Science,
former vice provost and dean of the LSU Graduate School.
The purpose of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is to provide
an all-inclusive student-centered support structure for all student-athletes from
matriculation through graduation and life beyond. The Cox Communications Center serves
approximately 500 student-athletes within the areas of academic support services,
personal development workshops, career development workshops and community outreach
For more information about the Cox Communications Center at LSU, visit http://www.acsa.lsu.edu/default.aspx.
LSU SHREWD offers comprehensive programs dedicated to developing world class practitioners,
leaders and instructors in three areas of emphasis: agricultural and extension education
and youth development, career and technical education, and human resource and leadership
For more information about SHREWD, visit http://www.lsu.edu/hrleader.
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011