Bates receives Greater Houston Alumni Chapter Endowed Alumni Professorship


From left to right: Petra A. Robinson, Tracey Rizzuto, Reid Bates.


Dr. Bates was selected as the Greater Houston Alumni Chapter Endowed Alumni Professor. An alumni professorship is one of the university’s highest honors. This award recognizes faculty members who have a reputation of excellence in teaching and demonstrate dedication to their respective academic field. Bates was honored at a reception at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on May 4, 2016.

Bates is the W. H. "Bill" LeBlanc Alumni Association Professor of Leadership & Human Resource Development and the Interim Director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development. He has been a faculty member at LSU for more than 18 years. He is a Fulbright Scholar, recipient of the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, and has been recognized as an LSU Flagship Faculty member.

His major areas of scholarly interest are workplace training effectiveness, learning transfer and workforce development. He has published over 150 manuscripts including peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and technical reports. 

Bates worked with Ministries of Health and universities in Rwanda and several Caribbean countries to provide leadership and technical expertise supporting improved human resource development systems in the health sector. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer and has a great appreciation for both the challenge and value of international work. He also serves as the Director of the International Studies Program at Louisiana State University. Most recently, his Learning Transfer System Inventory has been translated from English into 22 languages.

Bates received his PhD in Leadership & Human Resource Development from Louisiana State University, his Master’s Degree: Managing International Training from Oregon State University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Iowa.


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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 and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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