CHSE Faculty

Faculty at the Forefront

The College of Human Sciences & Education faculty are at the forefront — making the world a better place to live.

CHSE faculty cultivate future leaders who are innovative problem-solvers that seek to have a positive impact on society. We develop cutting-edge, high-quality research and leverage human capital to address the most pressing societal challenges facing the state, nation, and world.

We are committed to pursuing the highest and best version of ourselves, knowing that our excellence can empower transformation in the world.


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Meet the CHSE Faculty

CHSE Faculty reside in the College's five academic units that are devoted to developing leaders and scholars of the future and creating and disseminating knowledge through transformational research.

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Faculty News

The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education announces Elwood F. "Ed" Holton, III, EdD, as director of the LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development beginning June 1. Holton will continue to also serve in his role as Senior Director of the LSU Leadership Development Institute and Special Assistant to the Dean for Leadership Initiatives.

The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education announces John Nauright, PhD, as director of the LSU School of Kinesiology and will also serve as the Karen Wax Schmitt and Family Endowed Professor. Nauright will assume his role on June 1.

LSU College of Human Sciences & Education announced Eugene Kennedy, PhD, has been named Interim Director of the Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education, effective April 1, 2024.

The College of Human Sciences & Education's faculty honored as this year's recipients of university-wide distinguished faculty awards include: Senlin Chen, PhD | LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, School of Kinesiology; Jennifer Baumgartner, PhD | LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award, Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education; and Jennifer Scott, PhD | LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award, School of Social Work

Senlin Chen, PhD has been awarded a research grant from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to study the behavioral and social determinants of health in Medicaid-eligible children. The LDH's Louisiana Medicaid Program has granted $335,000 to fund this project, with LSU contributing $335,000 in match funds over two years, resulting in a total of $670,000.

The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education named Laura Hensley Choate, currently the interim director of the LSU Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education, as the next director of the school. Choate will begin this role on April 1.

LSU Kinesiology Professor Senlin Chen, PhD, and his team are developing a novel obesity prevention program to use in Louisiana schools, combining such tactics as virtual pets and coaches with the best science to encourage healthy behaviors.