Joy Blanchard, PhD received the Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award

May 16, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA – School of Education Associate Professor Joy Blanchard, PhD, was recently awarded the Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award which recognizes a full-time faculty member at the rank of associate professor who serves as a model for the community in demonstration of a commitment to peace, equality, and social justice.

Ashley Clayton, PhD, a colleague and friend of Dr. Blanchard, said, “When I think of fairness and equality, I think of Joy Blanchard. She is the most consistent and just colleague I have ever worked with, and I am fortunate to have her as a mentor and program director. She treats all colleagues and students fairly and leads our program with integrity and equity as her core values.”Joy Blanchard Headshot

Dr. Blanchard has long been interested in developing and implementing a consent education program that works to mitigate sexual violence on college campuses. With the support of the Brij Mohan Award, Dr. Blanchard hopes to work with campus colleagues to develop and research a pilot middle and high school consent education program. She hopes to use that data to ultimately apply for a grant to continue her work nationwide.
Joy Blanchard’s research focuses on higher education law, primarily issues related to intercollegiate athletics, negligence liability and student safety, and faculty rights. She is a past member of the board of directors of the Education Law Association and served as national conference co-chair in 2018. Joy serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals, including Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Prior to joining the faculty ranks, Joy worked in student affairs, having served as Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has held positions in residence life, student conduct, service-learning, and student activities.

See the full list of 2022 University Faculty Award recipients.