Susan Karimiha Awarded Fellowship

Susan Karimiha, Ph.D candidate, in the School of Leadership and Human Resource DevelopmentSusan Karimiha, Ph.D candidate in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development


BATON ROUGE - Susan Karimiha, Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant in the LSU School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, has been awarded a competitive fellowship through the Association of International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD).

AIARD is an association of U.S. and internationally-based members who have devoted their careers to global agricultural development and hunger alleviation. AIARD members are development professionals from universities, non-governmental organizations, private sector firms, consulting companies, government and donor agencies, and foundations. The association represents the extensive disciplinary base of agricultural and related social science skills necessary to carry out global agricultural development and hunger alleviation programs.

The Association’s objectives of this fellowship program is to facilitate student attendance and participation in the annual conference, which is held annually in Washington D.C. Another objective includes broadening student vision and help build a broad array of social/cultural, economic, and scientific skills required to become an effective 21st century professional in international agriculture and rural development. Additionally, another objective is networking by providing opportunities for students to meet with influential individuals in universities, non-governmental organizations (NGO's), Congress, governmental agencies, international financial institutions and multi-national corporations active in international agriculture and rural development initiatives.

Her participation in the Fellowship’s Future Leaders Forum includes two days of visits to agencies, companies, and organizations (i.e. USAID, USDA-FAS & NIFA, World Bank, Peace Corps, UN/FAO, Chemonics, Dupont/Pioneer International, Millennium Challenge Corporation) engaged in international agriculture and rural development. She will also be given the opportunity to present her dissertation research, which was conducted as an SLHRD student.

Susan is PhD candidate and holds a Graduate Research Assistantship under faculty member, Dr. Sunyoung Park. Susan’s goal is to use her research findings to improve poverty throughout the world, through more effective human resource development research and training to help develop sustainable solutions to peace, global resource security and economic development for future generations. She was previously awarded a Fellowship through the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development and the European Union’s ERASMUS program at the University Grenoble Alps in Grenoble, France.

About the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development

The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world-class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in human resource and leadership development. The BS, MS, PhD, and certificate programs are designed to develop the leadership, planning, analytical, problem solving, and change management capabilities that today's globalized organizations need to be successful. SLHRD also offers a 100% online master’s program and is a school within the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

About the College of Human Sciences & Education

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.