Larson Selected as SEC Travel Program Participant

October 7, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Keri Larson, assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences, is one of eight LSU faculty – and the only one from the E. J. Ourso College of Business – selected to represent the university as part of the Southeastern Conference’s 2016-2017 Faculty Travel Program.

In all, more than 100 faculty members from all 14 SEC universities will take part in the program, which provides financial assistance for those selected to travel to other SEC universities to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, conduct research and deliver lectures or performances.

Program participants from each SEC university will travel throughout the academic year.

“The SEC Faculty Travel Program continues to garner significant interest from faculty members across the conference, and we are encouraged by how our universities have identified a range of individuals to participate,” said Torie Johnson, executive director of the SEC’s academic initiative, SECU. “This program allows us to facilitate collaboration that stretches from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to include the arts and community engagement.”

Larson holds a BA in Law, Letters and Society from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia. She teaches data management and business intelligence and researches unstructured text analytics and responses to information and communications technology (ICT) innovation.

About the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems

The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department to assist organizations with issues related to entrepreneurship, information systems, analytics and business intelligence, as well as innovation and technological change and offer enhanced career opportunities for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana. For more information, visit our home page.

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business
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