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LSU School of Leadership and Human Resource Development Faculty and Staff

Reid Bates

Reid Bates, Ph.D.

Greater Houston Alumni Chapter Endowed Alumni Professor

Director, School of Leadership and Human Resource Development

Education: Ph.D.  Leadership and Human Resource Development, Louisiana State University

Research Interests: High performance talent development systems; health workforce capacity building; competency modeling and assessment; motivation to improve work through learning; performance improvement analysis, job analysis, training needs assessment; training effectiveness; training program evaluation; workplace learning transfer; Learning Transfer System Inventory (LTSI); Andragogy in Practice Inventory (API); measurement and instrument development; instrument translation and validation

Location: 298A Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-2457

Email: rabates@lsu.edu 

Leslie Blanchard

Leslie Blanchard, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty 

Executive Director, Leadership Development Institute (LDI)

Education: Ph.D. Human Resource Education, Louisiana State University

Research Interests: Leadership development in organizations; student engagement in higher education; recruitment and retention in higher education; student self-efficacy 

Phone: 225-578-3806

Email: lellb@lsu.edu 

Oliver Crocco

Oliver Crocco, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: Ed.D. Human and Organizational Learning, The George Washington University

Research Interests: Learning and organizational development and change (ODC) in community-based organizations; recertification and facilitating continued workforce competence; human resource development in  Southeast Asia; evaluation in human resource development; enhancing cultural competence in university and work contexts

Location: 290 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-5751

Emailolivercrocco@lsu.edu 

Kristie Galy

Kristie Galy

Adjunct Faculty

Education: M.S. Public Administration, Louisiana State University

Research Interests: Women in leadership; competition in the workplace; leadership development and training in organizations

Edward Gibbons

Edward Gibbons, Ph.D.

Instructor

Education: Ph.D. Leadership and Human Resource Development, Louisiana State University

Research Interests: Small business strategic planning; change management; workforce and organizational development; executive coaching; leadership in small and medium sized organizations; competency-based development planning; career readiness

Location: 287 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-0102

Email: egibbo3@lsu.edu 

Jody Hammett

Jody Hammett, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Education: Ph.D. Human Resource Education, Louisiana State University

Research Interests: Student engagement; employee motivation and engagement; role of personality assessment in proper job placement

Email: jhammett@lsu.edu 

JP Hatala

John Paul (J.P.) Hatala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Education: Ph.D. Human Resource Development, University of Toronto

Research Interests: Social capital in the workplace; human resource and organizational development; social network analysis; career development

Email: jphatala@lsu.edu 

Ed Holton

Elwood "Ed" Holton, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: workforce development policy; analysis and evaluation of organizational learning and performance systems; improving learning transfer systems; management and leadership development; HRD policy and strategy

Email: eholton2@lsu.edu 

 

Shinhee Jeong

Shinhee Jeong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Knowledge sharing and creation; workplace informal learning; interpersonal relationship/social capital in the workplace; leadership effectiveness/contingency; quantitative research methodologies

Location: 283 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-4465

Email: shinheejeong@lsu.edu 

Missy Korduner

Missy Korduner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Education: Ph.D. Human Resource Education, Louisiana State University

Research Interests: Student leadership development; student leader training programs; program assessment and evaluation; extended orientation and transition programs; students in transition

Location: 282 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-7065

Email: korduner@lsu.edu 

Joe Kotrlik

Joe Kotrlik, Ph.D.

J.C. Atherton Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D. Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Research Interests: performance-based training and program evaluation; personnel evaluation and performance; and technology integration in all areas of human resource education and workforce development

Email: kotrlik@lsu.edu 

Tyree Mitchell

Tyree Mitchell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. Industrial / Organizational Psychology, DePaul University

Research Interests: Antecedents of leadership behaviors; work team effectiveness; work motivation; negotiation

Location: 286 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-7362

Email: tyreemitchell@lsu.edu 

 

Sunyoung Park

Sunyoung Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D. Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota

Research Interests: Organizational culture and behavior; learning and performance in the workplace; research trends in HRD and related fields

Location: 291 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-7844

Email: spark65@lsu.edu 

Jeffery Portier

Jeffery Shane Portier

Manager of Fiscal Affairs

Responsibilities: Asset custodian; communications and public relations coordinator; executive assistant to the Director; fiscal manager; human resource coordinator

Location: 298B Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-5750

Email: jportier@lsu.edu 

Erin Richard

Erin Richard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Louisiana State University

Research Interests: Industrial and organizational psychology; leader interpersonal emotion management; role of emotional skills in leadership and team interactions; emotional labor; roles of affect and individual differences in work motivation; emotion and aggression in work-related electronic communication

Location: 279 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-1453

Email: erinrichard@lsu.edu 

Tracey Rizzuto

Tracey Rizzuto, Ph.D.

Mary Ethel Baxter Lipscomb Memorial Endowed Professor of Human Resource, Leadership, and Organizational Development

Associate Director, School of Leadership and Human Resource Development

Education: Ph.D. Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests: Industrial and organizational psychology; development of social capital and capacity through technological tools (e.g. workplace technology, course management technology); development of social capital and capacity through social relationships (e.g. power and influence social network structures); managing workplace changes (e.g. implementation of new initiates, aging workforce dynamics, workplace disaster recovery)

Location: 257 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-2453

Email: trizzut@lsu.edu

 

Petra Robinson

Petra Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D. Education Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Colorism; critical non-normative literacies; lifelong learning and professional development; qualitative research; social justice, diversity, and equity in higher and adult education

Location: 294 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-5753

Email: petrar@lsu.edu 

Melissa Turnage

Melissa Turnage

Academic Program Specialist

Responsibilities: Course and enrollment management; graduate program admissions coordinator; student contact

Location: 298C Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-5748

Email: mturnage@lsu.edu 

 

Satish Verma

Satish Verma, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

EmailSVerma@agcenter.lsu.edu