2020 University Distinguished Faculty Awards Announced

LSU is proud of its world-class faculty, and we are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of university-wide distinguished faculty awards. While current circumstances do not allow us to gather and celebrate these stellar faculty in person, we join the entire LSU family in sending our sincere congratulations. Special thanks to the Tiger Athletic Foundation, the LSU Alumni Association, and the LSU Foundation for their generous support. 

The 2020 award recipients are: 

Cyril & Tutta Vetter Alumni Professorship 

  • Fahui Wang, Department of Geography & Anthropology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 

LSU Distinguished Faculty Award: 

  • Lori Bade, School of Music, College of Music & Dramatic Arts 
  • Julia Buckner, Department of Psychology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 
  • James T. Cronin, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science 
  • Edward Laws, Department of Environmental Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment 
  • Sunyoung Park, School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, College of Human Sciences & Education 

LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award: 

  • Inessa Bazayev, School of Music, College of Music & Dramatic Arts 
  • Karen Maruska, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science 
  • Matthew Valasik, Department of Sociology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 
  • Kehui Xu, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment 

Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award: 

  • Michael Barton, Department of Sociology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 
  • Erin Coyle, Manship School of Mass Communication 
  • John Fletcher, School of Theatre, College of Music & Dramatic Arts 
  • Brian Snyder, Department of Environmental Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment 

LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award: 

LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award: 

  • Nichole Bauer, Manship School of Mass Communication 
  • Jennifer Brum, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment 
  • Yu (April) Chen, School of Education, College of Human Sciences & Education 
  • Brant C. Faircloth, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science 
  • Amin Kargarian, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, College of Engineering 
  • Revati Kumar, Department of Chemistry, College of Science 
  • Junhong Liang, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment 
  • Alexandra Noel, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine 
  • F. Richard Roberts, Department of Agricultural & Extension Education & Evaluation, College of Agriculture 
  • Raymond P. Tucker, Department of Psychology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 

Tiger Athletic Foundation Outstanding Instructor Award: 

Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award: 

  • Chris Barrett, Department of English, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 

Outstanding Service-learning Faculty Award: 

  • Sharon Andrews, Department of English, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 

Communication across the Curriculum Outstanding Faculty Award: 

  • Cyndi DiCarlo, School of Education, College of Human Sciences & Education 

Tiger Athletic Foundation LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Mentor Award: 

George Deer Distinguished Teaching Award:

LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award: 

  • Jagdeep Singh, Department of Mathematics, College of Science 
  • Shanley Treleaven, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Humanities & Social Sciences