CC&E Faculty, Staff Honored at LSU Employee Recognition Jazz Brunch

employees at the jazz brunch

On February 7, 2018, five faculty members from CC&E were recognized for their many years of service to the university:

  • 25 Year Service Award
  • 30 Year Service Award
  • 40 Year Service Award
    • Charles Sasser, professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
    • Erick Swenson, research associate, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science
  • 50 Year Service Award
    • Ronald DeLaune, professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences


Most notably, Ron DeLaune was recognized for 50 years of service. A guru in the field of wetland biogeochemistry, his primary responsibility is research. He excels in every measurable metric in research, including the publication of books, journal articles, research grants, and citation impacts. During the last five years, DeLaune published one book, six book chapters, and 53 refereed journal articles, at a rate of approximately one publication every month.ron deluane at the jazz brunch

In addition, he literally wrote the book in the field of wetland biogeochemistry: His 2008 book "Biogeochemistry of Wetlands," as well as his 2013 companion volume, "Methods in Biogeochemistry of Wetlands," are highly regarded as classics in the field.

DeLaune is not required to teach in the classroom, but he has gone out of his way to support and mentor graduate students. He has served on the advisory committees of many PhD or master's students in the department, at LSU, and internationally.

We congratulate all our faculty listed here for their years of dedicated service to LSU. We are truly grateful for their outstanding contributions to the College of the Coast & Environment.