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. 

President’s Awards for Excellence

Faculty applying for one of these awards will use the electionic application package
supported by the Center.  You can learn more about the process by clicking here.




CFE Services & Resources


CFE seal    Spotlight on Excellence*

Anne Babson (English) was invited to read work from her latest poetry collection The Bunker Book
at the Poetry Buffet Series hosted by Latter Library in New Orleans.

Gerlinde Beckers (department) has received the 2023 Governor’s Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities
(GOLD) Award. The GOLD Awards is an opportunity for Louisiana to pay tribute to the
achievements and dedication of individuals in the disability community.  

Dr. Agnieszka Gutthy (World Languages and Cultures) presented her paper at XXXIV Congreso Internacional
De Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos. Her paper, titled “Metaficción y el cuestionamiento
moral en El ángulo ciego de Luisa Etxenike,” discusses the use of the metafiction
and the postmodern aesthetics in the work of a contemporary Basque writer.

     At the 41st Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference in Natchez, Miss.,
last month, Southeastern History graduate student Lauren Guillory won the William
S. Coker Award for the best paper presented by a graduate student. The title of her
paper was “Sugar Tariffs and the Louisiana Lobby, 1890-1930.” The research was funded
by the Nicholas Cefalu Graduate Research Assistantship at the Center for Southeast
Louisiana Studies courtesy of the Cefalu family.

 *Taken from the Southeastern ByLion, November 13, 2023