2021 University Faculty Awards Announced

LSU is proud of its world-class faculty, and we are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of university-wide faculty awards. A call for nominations is sent during the fall semester and awards are celebrated in the spring semester. While the current status of the pandemic has caused us to postpone the spring awards ceremony, we hope to celebrate later this year.

The 2021 award recipients are: 

LSU Distinguished Faculty Award: 

  • Jinx Broussard, Manship School of Mass Communication
  • Ram Devireddy, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Pallavi Rastogi, Department of English, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Petra A. Robinson, School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, College of Human Sciences & Education
  • Robert V. Rohli, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment

LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award: 

LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award: 

  • Lauren Coats, Department of English, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

LSU Faculty Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Mentoring Award

LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award: 

  • Bhuvnesh Bharti, Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Juliet Brophy, Department of Geography & Anthropology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 
  • E. Susan Duncan, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Shinhee Jeong, School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, College of Human Sciences & Education
  • Heather O’Connell, Department of Sociology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Ana Maria Otamendi, School of Music, College of Music & Dramatic Arts
  • Genevieve Palardy, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Mingxuan Sun, Division of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
  • David Vinyard, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science
  • Justin West, School of Music, College of Music & Dramatic Arts

Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award: 

  • Anna Long, Department of Psychology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

David J. Kriskovich Distinguished Professorship:

Outstanding Service-learning Faculty Award: 

  • Corrie Kiesel, Department of English, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 

Communication across the Curriculum Outstanding Faculty Award: 

George Deer Distinguished Teaching Award:

LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award: