Congratulations to the 2022 LSU University Faculty Award Recipients

BATON ROUGE—Each year, LSU recognizes and awards faculty for their persistent dedication to research, education, and service. Of the 33 faculty being honored, six will represent the LSU College of Science.

These individuals, along with the 2021 faculty award recipients, will be recognized at an awards ceremony and reception on Wednesday, May 4, from 3-5 p.m., in the Noland Laborde Ball Room of the Lod Cook Alumni Center. The entire LSU community is invited to attend. 

“Congratulations to our awardees. Our faculty are a significant part of what makes this college truly special, and it is important to emphasize and recognize their roles in propelling the college forward and setting the stage for excellence in the years to come,” said LSU College of Science Dean Cynthia Peterson.

Here are the LSU College of Science recipients:

Class of 1942 Alumni Professorship

Dana Browne, Physics & Astronomy, College of Science

LSU Distinguished Faculty Award:

Christopher Austin, Biological Sciences, College of Science

LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award: 

Shane Stadler, Physics & Astronomy, College of Science

LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award: 

Patricia Persaud, Geology & Geophysics, College of Science

H.M. "Hub" Cotton Award for Faculty

Kevin Smith, Chemistry, College of Science

George Deer Distinguished Teaching Award:

Caroline Schneider, Chemistry, College of Science

For a full list of recipients, visit: