LSU Boyd Professors 

LSU's distinguished chairs and professors bring to the university a wealth of experience and knowledge. Their reputations are international and their expertise is of unquestionable value in the classroom and research lab.

Boyd Professors are the highest, most prestigious distinction awarded by the LSU Board of Supervisors to a member of the faculty who has attained national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research or other creative achievement. 

Active Boyd Professors

Honoree  Institution Specialty Biography Boyd Date
C. Dinos Constantinides LSU Music Dr. Constantinides' Faculty Page 1986
Nicolas G. Bazan LSUHSC-NO Neuroscience Dr. Bazan's Faculty Page 1994
George Voyiadjis LSU Civil & Environmental Eng. Dr. Voyiadjis' Faculty Page 1996
Isiah M. Warner LSU Chemistry Dr. Warner's Faculty Page 2000
Mark A. Batzer LSU Biological Sciences  Dr. Batzer's Faculty Page 2008
Eric Ravussin PBRC Diabetes & Metabolism Dr. Ravussin's Faculty Page 2012
James G. Oxley LSU Mathematics Dr. Oxley's Faculty Page 2012
R. Eugene Turner LSU Oceanography/CoastalSci Dr. Turner's Faculty Page 2013
Suzanne L. Marchand  LSU History Dr. Marchand's Faculty Page 2014
Claude Bouchard PBRC Obesity Dr. Bouchard's Faculty Page 2016
Susanne Brenner LSU Mathematics Dr. Brenner's Faculty Page 2017
Ward Plummer LSU Physics Dr. Plummer's Faculty Page 2017
Willis Delony LSU Music Dr. Delony's Faculty Webpage 2019
Gabriela González LSU Physics/Astronomy Dr. Gonzalez's Faculty Page 2019

 

All Boyd Honorees

In 1953 the LSU Board of Supervisors established the Boyd Professorship. There have been 77 Boyd professors named since then. The professorship is named in honor of brothers David F. Boyd and Thomas D. Boyd, presidents of LSU in its formative years. Here is a list of the professors who have held the rank since its creation.

Honoree  Institution Specialty Biography Status Boyd Date
Eric H. W. Voegelin LSU Government   Deceased, 1985 1953, June 1
Philip W. West LSU Chemistry   Deceased, 2001 1953, June 1
T. Harry Williams LSU History   Deceased, 1979 1953, Jun 1
Walter C. Richardson LSU History   Deceased, 1983 1955, May 23
Rudolf Heberle LSU Sociology   Deceased, 1991 1955, Aug 3
George H., Jr. Lowery LSU Zoology   Deceased, 1978 1955, Aug 3
Grover E. Murray LSU Geology   Deceased, 2003 1955, Aug 3
Paul Delahay LSU Chemistry   Resigned, 1965 1956, May 28
Richard D. Anderson LSU Math   Deceased, 2008 1959, May 25
Richard J. Russell LSU Geography   Deceased, 1971 1962, Apr 5
Joseph M. Reynolds LSU Physics Dr. Reynolds' Biography Deceased, 1997 1962, Aug 4
Henry George McMahon Law Center Law   Deceased, 1966 1963, Jun 3
Henry VanWagenen Howe LSU Geology   Deceased, 1973 1965, May 24
Pasquale Porcelli LSU Math   Deceased, 1972 1965, Dec 11
Wex S. Malone Law Center Law   Deceased, 1988 1966, May 23
Leo Dale Newsom LSU Entomology   Deceased, 1987 1966, May 23
Fred B. Kniffen LSU Geography   Deceased, 1993 1967, Aug 5
Sean P. McGlynn LSU Chemistry Dr. McGlynn's Webpage Retired, 1998 / Emeritus 1967, Dec 2
Albert I. Meyers UNO Chemistry   Deceased, 2007 1969, May 26
Robert C. West LSU Geography   Deceased, 2001 1970, Apr 2
William A. Pryor LSU Chemistry Dr. Pryor's Webpage Deceased, 2019 1972, May 22
Waldo W. Braden LSU Speech   Deceased, 1991 1973, May 14
Mary L. Good UNO Chemistry   Retired, 1980 (not emeritus) 1974, Aug 2
Alvin L. Bertrand LSU Sociology   Deceased, 2006 1974, Dec 13
Joseph Callaway LSU Physics Dr. Callaway's Biography Deceased, 1994 1976, Sep 24
H. Jesse Walker LSU Geography Dr. Walker's In Memoriam Deceased, 2015 1977, Apr 2
Arthur J. Riopelle LSU Psychology   Deceased, 2012 1977, Dec 2
William H., Jr. Patrick LSU Marine Sciences   Deceased, 2004 1978, Dec 2
James M. Coleman LSU Marine Sciences Dr. Coleman's Faculty Page Retired, 1998 / Emeritus 1980, Feb 8
Lewis P. Simpson LSU English Literature   Deceased, 2005 1980, Feb 8
Jack P Strong LSUHSC-NO Pathology Dr. Strong's Faculty Page Retired / Emeritus 1980, Feb 8
Shirley C. Tucker LSU Botany   Retired, 1995 / Emeritus 1982, Jan 22
John N. Kent LSUHSC-NO Oral & Maxillofacial Surg. Dr. Kent's Biography Retired 1983, Nov 18
Herbert E. Kaufman LSUHSC-NO Ophthalmology Dr. Kaufman's Faculty Page Retired, 2008 / Emeritus 1984, Jul 27
Gary W. Griffin UNO Chemistry   Deceased, 1989 1985, Jan 25
Wayne L. Mattice LSU Chemistry   Resigned, 1986 1985, Jan 25
Saul Litvinoff Law Center Law   Deceased, 2010 1985, Mar 15
C. Dinos Constantinides LSU Music Dr. Constantinides' Faculty Page Active 1986, Jan 10
Robert F. O'Connell LSU Physics  Dr. O'Connell's Webpage Retired, 2017 1986, Dec 6
Gerald S. Berenson LSUHSC-NO Internal Medicine   Retired, 1991 / Emeritus 1988, Jul 22
Stephen E. Ambrose UNO History   Deceased, 2002 1989, Feb 24
Vance N. Bourjaily LSU Creative Writing   Deceased, 2010 1989, Apr 28
William D. Hawkland Law Center Law   Deceased, 2004 1989, Jun 28
William J. Cooper LSU History   Retired, 2014 1989, Jun 28
John J. Spitzer LSUHSC-NO Physiology   Retired / Emeritus 1991, Apr 19
Thomas R. Klei LSU Parasitology Dr. Klei's Webpage Retired, 2016 1992, May 8
Charles W. Royster LSU History   Retired, 2015 1992, Dec 11
Peter A. Politzer UNO Chemistry Dr. Politzer's Webpage Retired / Emeritus 1993, Oct 29
Nicolas G. Bazan LSUHSC-NO Neuroscience Dr. Bazan's Faculty Page Active 1994, Nov 4
David G. Kline LSUHSC-NO Neurosurgery Dr. Kline's Faculty Page Retired, 2007 / Emeritus 1995, Aug 25
Robert A. Godke LSU Animal Science Dr. Godke's In Memoriam Deceased, 2015 1995, Oct 27
George Voyiadjis LSU Civil & Environmental Eng. Dr. Voyiadjis' Faculty Page Active 1996, Apr 19
Arthur G. Bedeian LSU Management Dr. Bedeian's Webpage  Retired, 2015 1996, Aug 16
Pelayo Correa LSUHSC-NO Pathology   Retired, 2006  1996, Dec 13
David York PBRC Basic Sciences   Resigned, 2006 1997, May 23
Meredith Blackwell LSU Plant Biology Dr. Blackwell's Faculty Page Retired, 2014 / Emeritus 1997, Oct 24
David J. Smith LSU English   Retired / Emeritus 1998, Apr 17
D. Neil Granger LSUHSC-S Physiology Dr. Granger's Biography Retired, 2017 1998, May 29
Jimmie D. Lawson LSU Mathematics Dr. Lawson's Faculty Page Retired / Emeritus 1999, Sep 17
George Bray PBRC Research   Retired, 2015 1999, Dec 10
Isiah M. Warner LSU Chemistry Dr. Warner's Faculty Page Active 2000, Jul 14
Harry H. Roberts LSU Coastal Studies Institute Dr. Roberts' Faculty Page Retired / Emeritus 2001, Sep 21
Dennis O'Callaghan LSUHSC-S Microbiology   Active 2002, Apr 19
Adrian J. Dunn LSUHSC-S Pharmacology   Resigned, 2007 2003, May 21
Matthew B. Grisham LSUHSC-S Molecular & Cellular Phys. Dr. Grisham's Webpage Resigned, 2012 2004, Apr 30
Mark A. Batzer LSU Biological Sciences Dr. Batzer's Faculty Page Active 2008, Aug 28
Charles J. O'Connor UNO Chemistry Dr. O'Connor's Faculty Page Retired, 2013/ Emeritus 2009, March 5
J. Gerald Kennedy LSU English   Retired, 2015 2011, March 4
Eric Ravussin PBRC Diabetes & Metabolism Dr. Ravussin's Faculty Page Active 2012, April 27
James G. Oxley LSU Mathematics Dr. Oxley's Faculty Page Active 2012, Dec 7
R. Eugene Turner LSU Oceanography/CoastalSci Dr. Turner's Faculty Page Active 2013, April 17
Suzanne L. Marchand LSU History Dr. Marchand's Faculty Page Active 2014, May 9
Claude Bouchard PBRC Obesity Dr. Bouchard's Faculty Page Active 2016, Sep 9
Susanne Brenner LSU Mathematics Dr. Brenner's Faculty Page Active 2017, Dec 8
Ward Plummer LSU Physics Dr. Plummer's Faculty Page Active 2017, Dec 8
Willis Delony LSU Music Dr. Delony's Faculty Webpage Active 2019, May 31
Gabriela Gonzáles LSU Physics Dr. Gonzáles' Faculty Page Active 2019, May 31