In Memoriam

To honor the memory and accomplishments of our faculty, The Office of Academic Affairs ensures that memorials are prepared for each LSU faculty member who was either an active or retired member of our academic community upon his or her death.
The links below contain brief biographical information, links to tributes and obituaries, and when possible bibliographies of the individual's articles, books, and book chapters.
Memorials are post by year in alphabetical order. If you have questions about the memorials or would like to submit items for consideration, please  email


Frank de Caro 1943-2020 (Department of English)


Allen, Troy 1960-2017 (African American Studies)

Buttry, Stephen 1954-2017 (Mass Communication)

Culbert, David 1943-2017 (History)

Howes, Dustin 1973-2017 (Political Science)

Pulsipher, Allan 1938-2017 (Environmental Studies)


Dellinger, Barry 1950-2016 (Chemistry)

Snyder, Henry 1929-2016 (English)


Godke, Robert A. 1944-2015 (Animal Sciences)

Joseph, Cheney 1942-2015 (Law Center)

Oliver, Elisabeth 1951-2015 (English)

Walker, Harley "Jess" 1929-2015 (Geography)



Dokka, Roy 1951-2011 (GeoInformatics)