LSU Veterinary School awards three professorships
BATON ROUGE, LA--In August 2015, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine announced the new recipients of the rotating school professorships, which include, the Paula and Milton W. Shepard Professorship in Veterinary Medicine, established in 1996; the Mary Louise Martin Professorship in Veterinary Medicine, established in 1998; and the Everett D. Besch Professorship in Veterinary Medicine, established in 2002.
Susan Eades, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, has been awarded the Paula and Milton W. Shepard Professorship in Veterinary Medicine, which was established in 1996 and was the School's first endowed professorship. Dr. Eades received her DVM from LSU in 1982 before completing her PhD at the University of Georgia in 1988. After 10 years, Dr. Eades returned to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine as member of the faculty and is currently the Professor of Equine Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and a Veterinary Internist.
Joseph Francis, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, has been awarded the Everett D. Besch Professorship in Veterinary Medicine, which was established in honor of the School's founding dean. Dr. Francis began working for LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and is a Professor in the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Francis received his BVSc in 1990 and MVSc in 1994, both from Madras Veterinary College in India. He received his PhD from Kansas State University in 1999.
Kevin Macaluso, MS, PhD, has been awarded the Mary Louise Martin Professorship in Veterinary Medicine, which was founded in memory of Dr. Mary Louise Martin (LSU SVM 1982); Dr. Martin moved to Africa in 1995 and lost her life in the terrorist bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi on August 7, 1998. Dr. Macaluso has been working for LSU since 2004 and is a Professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences. Before coming to LSU, he completed his MS in 1996 at Sul Ross State University and his PhD at Oklahoma State University in 2000.
An endowed professorship provides the resources to reward a renowned professor for academic achievement and enables the professor to pursue research or innovative teaching methods. Endowed professorships are critical to enhance research at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Each professorship is awarded for five years and recipients are selected on the basis of a distinguished and sustained record in the areas of teaching, research, and public and professional service. The award is used to support academic activities of the professorship position, including instruction and research, equipment and materials, faculty improvement and travel.
Dr. Joseph Francis Dr. Kevin Macaluso