Center for Faculty Excellence


Our mission is to facilitate the professional development of faculty in their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service. Please explore our website to learn about our training and grant opportunities, as well as a host of other resources to support your professional development and career advancement. 


These 90-minute sessions will begin at 10:00am on Fridays.  They will also be recorded and posted in your Canvas CATS course.  Click on each session to view the agenda and to register.


The Fall Teaching Institute with Partners in Excellence:                                "Partnering to Promote Success"

These one-hour workshops will be held in-person in Mims 118 and live streamed.  Click on each session to learn more and to register. 





CFE Services & Resources


CFE seal    Spotlight on Excellence*

 Benny (Brenda Birch) Gallaher (Industrial and Engineering Technology) has had her third anthology published. The title is Time Swept Treasures: Southern Style, and it is available on Amazon.
     Edgar Reyes (Math) had a paper accepted for publication in Matimyas Matematika. The title of the paper is “S w-polar decomposition for O(p,q).” The special case O(1,3) is the Lorentz group in the physics of space-time. The study and work were supported by the Kenelly-Voss Endowed Professorship in Mathematics during the period 2018-2021.
     Laura J. Fazio-Griffith (Health and Human Sciences) of Baton Rouge was reappointed to the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. Fazio-Griffith is a licensed professional counselor  and was nominated by the Louisiana Counseling Association. She will serve as a counselor educator.
     Kent Neuerburg (Mathematics) gave an invited presentation (virtually) at the 2023 International Conference on Algebra, Analysis, and Applications at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India. His presentation titled “Exponent-Preserving Groups” discussed results of research on centralizer nearrings done with Alan Cannon (Mathematics) and Gary Walls (Mathematics).
     Anne Babson (English) was interviewed about her book The Bunker Book by Susan Larson on her WWNO show The Reading Life.
     Dr. Jerry Parker (World Languages and Cultures) was recently named the 2023 Teacher of the Year by the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers Association. He will represent the state of Louisiana at the 2024 Southern Conference on Language Teaching conference. He was also recently named managing editor of the academic journal Research Issues in Contemporary Education, the official journal of the Louisiana Educational Research Association.

 *Taken from the Southeastern ByLion, January 17, 2023.