Blanchard receives LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award


School of Education Assistant Professor of Higher Education Joy Blanchard received the LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award from the LSU Office of Academic Affairs for her outstanding record of scholarship and published research. Blanchard was honored at a reception at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on May 4, 2016.

Blanchard joined LSU in 2015 from Florida International University, where she was an assistant professor of higher education. She has taught courses on law and higher education, athletics in higher education, women in higher education, student development theory, and many more.

Blanchard’s research focuses on higher education law, primarily issues related to intercollegiate athletics, negligence liability, and faculty life. Blanchard serves on the board of directors of the Education Law Association, as well on the editorial board of several scholarly journals, including Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. She previously worked in student affairs, having served as Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and held positions in residence life, student conduct, governmental relations and university advancement, service-learning, and student activities.

Blanchard received her PhD in Higher Education from the University of Georgia, her MS in Higher Education from Florida State University, and her BS in Secondary French Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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