CHSE Congratulates Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner on Her Appointment to CxC Faculty Chair



Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner

Communications across the Curriculum (CxC) has named Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner, associate professor of education, as CxC Faculty Chair at LSU.

This appointment is in addition to her duties as an associate professor in the College of Human Sciences & Education. During her 11 years with LSU she has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to faculty development and communication-intensive teaching and learning. This, combined with her expertise in research and assessment, is why CxC has selected her for this faculty leadership position.

Beginning Fall 2017, she will work in collaboration with CxC Director Rebecca Burdette and the CxC team to continue implementing strategic, high-quality programming for LSU faculty and students. Due to CxC’s new leadership structure, the faculty chair position was created.

Dr. Baumgartner teaches in the PK-3 teacher certification program and early childhood education graduate program. Her research centers around two major issues: 1) how philosophies and/or knowledge are translated into practices in children’s developmental contexts and 2) stress among teachers and children in early care settings.

Her work is published in several journals, including Journal of Health Psychology, Early Child Development and Care, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education and Young Children. She has experience directing early child development laboratory schools and teaches critical perspectives in early childhood education, child development and stress in education courses. In addition to her other roles, Dr. Baumgartner is a faculty advisor for the LSU student chapter of the Association for the Education of Young Children.

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The LSU School of Education (SOE) offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Research, and Counseling, including two completely online master’s programs. SOE offers a range of professional and academic degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. The School’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners, and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. SOE is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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