Rating service names Southeastern instructor No.2 in nation
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – David Faucheux, an instructor in Southeastern Louisiana University’s
College of Business, was ranked No. 2 in the nation by the website RateMyProfessors.com in its annual Top 25 list of professors for 2014-15.
The website is the largest online destination for college and university students to rate their instructors on categories such as helpfulness, clarity of instruction and overall quality. More than 16 million ratings of 1.4 million instructors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom are included in the rating service’s listings.
“Mr. Faucheux has a knack for connecting with students,” said Interim Dean for the College of Business Antoinette Phillips. “He truly cares about their successes and takes great effort to help guide them.”
Faucheax received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and MBA from Southeastern in 1982 and 1984 respectively. He enjoyed a successful 25-year career in advertising and marketing. In his last nine years with AT&T advertising, he was responsible for recovering and producing $42 million in revenue.
Originally from Gramercy and now a resident of Hammond, Faucheux retired in 2012 from AT&T and joined the Southeastern faculty, where he currently teaches six classes and nearly 300 students per semester.
“I decided to give up my career so that I could follow my heart, pursue one of my true passions, and cross off another item from my bucket list, which is to teach and make a difference for Southeastern students,” he said.
“I believe if students are motivated to be in your class, they are also motivated to learn. People are driven by a purpose. When they see a clear vision and trust a defined purpose, they will invest emotionally,” he said. “One of the guarantees that I make to all of my students in the first class of the semester is that, ‘The person you see in the mirror today will not be the person you see in the mirror at the end of the semester. Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, whatever you want to be, it’s there waiting for you.’”