Guin receives university-wide distinguished faculty award for excellence


Cecile Guin received the 2016 H.M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence from the LSU Office of Academic Affairs. Guin was honored at a reception at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on May 4, 2016. This award recognizes a faculty member with a distinguished record of teaching, research, administration, public service, or other outstanding contributions to the University. This recognition speaks highly of Guin’s abilities, commitment to service, and enthusiasm in imparting knowledge.

Guin is a social worker, educator, and criminal justice consultant. She began working for LSU in 1995 as a funding consultant and Associate Professor of Research. She has served as the Director of the Office of Social Service Research & Development (SREC) in the LSU School of Social Work since 1996. SREC is a unit within the College of Human Sciences and Education that fosters healthy social systems by facilitating the development, implementation and evaluation of social programs; conducting research; and providing consultation and expertise to the university, community, policy makers, and partners. As director of SREC, she develops programs and seeks funding aimed at interrupting the pathway to delinquency, crime and other forms of non productivity that claim so many Louisiana children and youth, especially at-risk children and youth. Additionally, she has become an expert in truancy and death penalty mitigation and is court qualified in the areas of adult criminality, development of a criminal personality, juvenile delinquency social work and cultural poverty. 

While serving as the director of SREC, the office has obtained more than $50 million in grants and contracts for the school, LSU, and the agency partners of the School of Social Work.  All of the grants deal with some aspect of social problems faced by citizens of Louisiana. 

Guin’s research areas of expertise are pathways to crime, death penalty mitigation, and delinquent and criminal behavior: causes, prevention and rehabilitation. She received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas-Arlington, her Masters of Social Work from LSU, and her BA in Sociology from LSU.

Congratulations to Guin on her award, it is well deserved!

About SSW

The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree integrates theory, research, and practice to focus on child development and family dynamics. Visit the School of Social Work at

About CHSE

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. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at