Missy M. Korduner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
School of Leadership & Human Resource Development


282 Charles E. Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Doctorate of Philosophy
Human Resource Education
Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; 2013

Master of Education
Higher Education and Student Affairs
University of Connecticut; Mansfield, Connecticut; 2002

Bachelor of Arts
University of Connecticut; Mansfield, Connecticut; 2001

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Missy Korduner holds a PhD in Human Resource Education from LSU.  Before joining the SLHRD faculty in May of 2019, she served in a variety of capacities within higher education since 2003 including residential life, honors student programming, and first year experience.  Her areas of expertise include:  extended orientation and transition programs; first year student initiatives; program planning and implementation; program assessment and evaluation; student leader training and development; and student advising.  She has presented at several conferences on academic advising, online student communities, and extended orientation programs and their impact on the student experience from program development and implementation to retention, student satisfaction and student leadership.  In addition, she has published on the development of extended orientation programs in the Journal of College Orientation and Transition.

Dr. Korduner is an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), both locally and nationally.  She currently serves as a member of the ATD Chapter Leaders’ Conference (ALC) Program Advisory Committee and the Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC).  Locally, she has served the ATD - Baton Rouge Chapter in a variety of Board positions, including President and as a member of various committees including the Annual Conference Committee, Scholarship Review Committee, and Nominating Committee.  In addition, she currently serves as the President-Elect (2023) for LACADA, the Louisiana Academic Advising Association and has been an integral piece of revitalizing the association.  She is also a member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge and Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women

Dr. Korduner has received numerous recognition awards throughout  her career.  Most recent, awards include the LSU CHSE Outstanding Service Award, NACADA Region 7 Excellent in Advising-New Advisor Award, NACADA Outstanding New Faculty Advisor Award, and LSU CHSE Advocate for Diversity Award.