About CCK

Mission

The mission of the Center for Collaborative Knowledge (CCK) is to support LSU’s central function as a place where ideas, expertise, and wisdom arise through conversations across colleges and between generations. As an incubator of innovative and engaged scholarship, the CCK fosters the development of undergraduate and graduate courses, workshops, reading groups, conferences, exhibitions, and other creative activities that span disciplinary divides and promote deeper thinking. The intended outcome of these pursuits is to inspire students and teachers to become leaders in the cultivation of knowledge and the implementation of solutions to complex problems.

Stay tuned for more information about how the CCK is working to enhance intellectual collaboration throughout LSU.

Director

Michael Pasquier, Jaak Seynaeve Professor of Christian Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies; Director of Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Program, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018-Present)

Advisory Board

Inessa Bazayev, Manship Associate Professor of Music Theory, College of Music & Dramatic Arts

Prosanta Chakrabarty, Professor/Curator of Fishes, Museum of Natural Science, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science

Jonathan Earle, Dean, LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College, and Professor, Department of History, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Emily Elliott, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Fernando Galvez, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science

Suzanne Marchand, LSU Systems Boyd Professor of History, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Michael Pasquier, Jaak Seynaeve Professor of Christian Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies; Director of Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Program, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

John A. Pojman, Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science

Darius A. Spieth, Professor of Art History, School of Art, College of Art & Design

James R. Stoner, Jr. Hermann Moyse, Jr. Professor of Political Science and Director, The Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Jas M. Sullivan, Professor of Political Science, Psychology and African-American Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Eugene Turner, LSU Systems Boyd Professor, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment

Clint Willson, Mike N. Dooley, P.E. Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of River Studies Center, College of Engineering

Michelle Zerba, Maggie B. Martin Professor of Rhetoric and Classical Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences