Endowed Professorships at LSU Eunice

According to the philosophy statement that appears in the LSUE catalog, "the University strives to provide educational programs and related services which reflect and respond to the diversified interests, aptitudes, talents, needs, and goals of its constituency." LSUE seeks to meet these educational and cultural needs by attracting and maintaining an outstanding faculty that will provide a quality educational experience for all students.

The endowed professorship program is a major effort by the university, the community, the LSU Board of Supervisors, and the Louisiana Board of Regents to demonstrate commitment to quality of instruction by recognizing and fostering faculty excellence in professional projects/research that go beyond instructional responsibilities. The principle of each Endowed Professorship consists of funds donated by community sponsors and matched by the Board of Regents. The annual distribution of Endowed Professorship awards follows the guidelines set forth by the Board of Regents and the University's current policy statement, PS 62.

To be eligible to apply for an endowed professorship award, a faculty member must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold faculty rank at LSU at Eunice.
  2. Be employed on a full‑time basis.
  3. Be on a tenure track.

Applicants submit proposals that are evaluated by a campus-wide Selection Committee for Endowed Professorships. Each endowed professorship is awarded for a period of one year. Award recipients may re‑apply in subsequent years, but a recipient may not be granted two concurrent endowments.

2014-2015 Endowed Professorship Recipients

  • Fritz Lang Foundation Endowed Professorship
    • Dr. Jameel Al-Dujaili
      • Ethanol and Aqueous Extraction of Rhus glabra (sumac): Their Antimicrobial Activity Against some food-borne bacteria
  • Opelousas General Hospital Professorship #1
    • Dr. James Cordes
      • Systematic Identity and Status of Two Potentially New Disjunct Populations of Parthnogenetic Aspidoscelis Tesselata from Palo Duro Canyon and Monahans Sandhills State Parks Revealed Through Skin-Graft Histocompatibility Techniques
  • Eunice Train Derailment Settlement Professorship #2
    • Dr. Chad Huval
      • Evaluation of Feathers for the Sequestration of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids
  • Bellsouth/Atmos Energy/CLECO/CENTURYTEL/ENTERGY Public Policy Professorship
    • Dr. Patricia Brown
      • Being-in-the-World of Information: A Study for Improving Information Delivery Mechanisms and Learning Outcomes for Student information Literacy, or, Dr. Strangelove in the Classroom
 


The following donors have made awards and specified how the award money is to be used:

  • Two Lafayette General Memorial Center Endowed Professorships, awarded for nursing;
  • The Opelousas General Hospital Endowed Professorship, awarded for science in support of nursing;
  • The Fritz Lang Endowed Professorship, awarded for science in support of agriculture;
  • The BellSouth, Atmos Energy, CenturyTel, CLECO, Entergy Louisiana Endowed Professorship, awarded for public policy;
  • Two Distinguished Endowed Professorships in Science, Health/Safety or Economics

Past Endowed Professorship Recipients

 

 2013-2014
 Dr. Chad Huval

Endowed Professorship in Science
"Materials for Improved Contaminant Remediation"

 Dr. Patricia Brown
Endowed Professorship in Public Policy
"Beyond Recreational Literacy: Linking Information from College to Community by Introducing myLSUE, LeDoux Library Databases, and LOUIS Library Network into Eunice High School"
 Jennifer Creswell
 "Health Promotion and Illness Prevention Among College Students"
 Dr. James Cordes
Endowed Professorship in Nursing in Support of Science
"Systematic Relationship of Parthenogenetic Aspidoscelis Inotatta from Utah to Disjunct Populations of Aspidoscelis Velox in San Juan, Rio Arriba, McKinley, Guadalupe, and Debaca Counties, NM, Revealed through Skin-Graft Histocompatibility Techniques"
 2012-13
 Dr. Domingo Jariel
 Endowed Professorship in Nursing
 Dr. James Cordes
 Endowed Professorship in Nursing in Support of Science
 Mr. Steve Gervais
 Endowed Professorship in Public Policy
 Ms. Bonnie Dupre
 Endowed Professorship in Nursing
 Dr. Chad Juval
 Endowed Professorship in Public Health & Safety
 Mr. Fred Landry
 Endowed Professorship in Public Health & Safety
 2011-2012
 Ms. Debra Vidrine
 Endowed Professorship in Nursing
 Dr. James Cordes
 Endowed Professorship in Sciences
 Mr. Joshua Fontenot
 Endowed Professorship in Public Policy

2010-2011

Dr. John Hamlin

Endowed Professorship in Agriculture

Ms. Debra Vidrine

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

Dr. James Cordes

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

Mr. Steven Gervais

Endowed Professorship in Public Policy

2009-2010

Ms Debra Vidrine

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

Dr. James Cordes

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

Mr. Steven Gervais

Endowed Professorship in Public Policy

2008-2009

Ms. Debra Vidrine

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

Dr. Domingo Jariel

Endowed Professorship in Agriculture

Dr. Sanford Wood

Endowed Professorship in Public Policy

Dr. Malcolm Vidrine

Endowed Professorship in Science

2007-2008

Dr. Jameel Al-Dujaili

Endowed Professorship in Agriculture

Ms. Betty Jo Auillard

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

Ms. Debra Vidrine

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

Dr. James Cordes

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

Mr. Steven Gervais

Endowed Professorship in Public Policy

2006-2007

Ms. Betty Jo Aguillard

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Making Sense of Financial Investments"

Dr. James Cordes

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

"Genetic Relationship of Parthenogenetic Aspidoscells Flagellicauda to Syntopic and Disjunct Populations of Members of the Aspidoscells Exsanguis/Sonorae/Flagellicaude Complex of Triploit Teiid Lizards Revealed Through Skin-Graft Histocompatibility Techniques"

Mr. Steven Gervais

Endowed Professorship in Public Policy

"The Addition of College-Level Educational Requirements for Promotion in the Louisiana Fire and Police Civil Service System"

Ms. Bonnie Johnson

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Prepare Nursing Faculty for the Self Study and National League for Nursing and Louisiana State Board of Nursing Re-Accreditation"

Dr. Renee Robichaux

Fritz Lang Professorship in Agriculture

"Aquaporins (Water Channels): Location and Role in Rapid Fluis Transport in Insect Renal Tubules"

2005-2006

Dr. Jameel Al-Dujaili

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

"Cajun Prairie Herbs: Their Antimicrobial Activity Against Listeria monocytogenes at Salad Bars"

Mr. Steven Gervais

Endowed Professorship in Public Policy

"Public Policy Governing Technology Applications in Emergency Services"

Dr. Domingo Jariel

Endowed Professorship in Agriculture

"Humic-Fulvic Acid Content in the Soils of Remnant and Restored Cajun Prairies"

Ms. Debra McCauley Vidrine

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Personal Wellness Profile:  Wellness and Health Assessment"

2004-2005

Ms. Betty Jo Aguillard

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Nursing: The Legal Angle"

Dr. Domingo Jariel

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

"Changes in Macroelements and Microelements in the Soil of Annually Burned Cajun Prairie"

2003-2004

Ms. Betty Jo Aguillard

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Cancer—The Dreaded Disease"

Ms. Marlene Foreman

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Development of Humanities and Fine Arts Courses for Students in the Health Professions"

Dr. James Cordes

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

"Genetic Relationships in Disjunct Populations of Parthenogenetic Cnemidohorus Laredoensis Revealed Through Skin-Graft Histocompatibility Techniques"

2002-2003

Ms. Betty Jo Aguillard

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Grant Writing—Let’s Begin"

Ms. Debra McCauley

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Assessment of Health Needs and Wellness Interests Among LSUE Students and Employees"

Dr. Chris Devillier

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

"Classification of All Groups G and Subgroups S That (S, G, G) is Pointedly Redundant"

2001-2002

Ms. Betty Jo Aguillard

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"The Art of Publishing"

Ms. Bonnie Johnson

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"A Proposal for the Development and Implementation of ParSYSTEM’s ParTEST for the Division of Nursing and Allied Health"

Mr. Avery Williams

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

"Freshwater Turtle Populations in Calcasieu Parish"

2000-2001

Ms. Bonnie Johnson

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Analysis of the Nursing Entrance Examination (The NET) Test Scores for Two Groups of Louisiana State University Nursing Applicants and Achievement in Nursing 1101 and Nursing 1201"

Ms. Debra McCauley

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"A Home Visiting Project Involving LSUE Nursing Students and Parents of Newborn Infants"

Mr. Shahin Shabanian

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

"Computational Modeling of Blood Flow at Microvascular Network Bifurcations"

1999-2000

Ms. Betty Jo Aguillard

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"A Comparison of Variables of African-American Students in an Associate Degree Nursing Program"

Ms. Marlene Foreman

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Promoting Excellence Within the Division of Nursing and Allied Health into the Next Century"

Dr. Bruno Borsari

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"The Incorporation of Holistic Management and Sustainable Agriculture Principles in the Modern Agricultural Curriculum:  An International Evaluation Study"

1998-1999

Ms. Marlene Foreman

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Into the 21st Century: Expanding Community Nursing Experiences in the LSUE Nursing Program"

Dr. Jameel Al-Dujaili

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Assessment of Drinking Water Quality in the Eunice Community Area"

1997-1998

Ms. Marlene Foreman

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Securing Grants for the LSUE Nursing Program"

Dr.  James Cordes

Endowed Professorship in Sciences

"Genetic Homeogeneity in Disjunct Populations of Parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus Tesselatus Pattern Class E"

1996-1997

Ms. Betty Jo Aguillard

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"Brazil Health Care Team"

Ms. Marlene Foreman

Endowed Professorship in Nursing

"LSUE Nursing Program Evaluation Process"