Faculty & Staff | LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development

Faculty & Staff

SLHRD Director & Associate Director

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Tracey Rizzuto, Ph.D.

Interim Director | Professor
Mary Ethel Baxter Lipscomb Memorial Endowed Professor of Human Resource, Leadership, and Organizational 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)

Curriculum Vitae

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

Phone: 225-578-3121 / 225-578-2453

Email: trizzut@lsu.edu

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Erin Richard, Ph.D.

Associate Director | Associate Professor

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

Research Interests: Industrial and organizational psychology; work stress and health, leadership and emotion; interpersonal emotion management; work motivation; cyberaggression; workplace neurodiversity.

Curriculum Vitae

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

Phone: 225-578-1453

Email: erinrichard@lsu.edu 

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SLHRD Faculty & Staff

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Reid Bates, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

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

Curriculum Vitae

Location: 293 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-2457

Email: rabates@lsu.edu 

Oliver Crocco

Oliver Crocco, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

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

Research Interests: Human resource development in Southeast Asia; adult development; learning and organizational development and change (ODC) in community-based organizations; workforce development; enhancing cultural competence in university and work contexts

Curriculum Vitae

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

Phone: 225-578-5751

Emailolivercrocco@lsu.edu 

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Leanna B. Cupit, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty
Research Associate, LSU Social Research and Evaluation Center

Education: Ph.D. Leadership and Human Resource Development

Research Interests: K-12 education, capacity building and leadership development, and the relationship between stress and resource availability-specifically how resource availability serves as a buffer to stress across situations

Curriculum Vitae

Phone: 225-578-4838

Email: lcupit1@lsu.edu

Edward Gibbons

Edward Gibbons, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

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

Curriculum Vitae

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

Phone: 225-578-0102

Email: egibbo3@lsu.edu 

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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

Curriculum Vitae

Email: jhammet@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

Curriculum Vitae

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

Curriculum Vitae

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

Phone: 225-578-4465

Email: shinheejeong@lsu.edu 

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Wynde Jones, Ph.D.

Instructor

Education: Ph.D. Human Capital Development, The University of Southern Mississippi

Curriculum Vitae

Location: 284 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-0784

Email: wjones2@lsu.edu

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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

Curriculum Vitae

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

Phone: 225-578-7065

Email: korduner@lsu.edu 

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Yvette B Marsh, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty
Executive Director of Talent Management and Facilities, LSU Foundation

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

Research Interests: Knowledge management, organizational development, leadership

Curriculum Vitae

Email: ymarsh@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

Curriculum Vitae

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

Phone: 225-578-7362

Email: tyreemitchell@lsu.edu 

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Sunyoung Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Jones S. Davis Endowed Professorship of Human Resource Development

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

Curriculum Vitae

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

Phone: 225-578-7844

Email: spark65@lsu.edu 

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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

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Petra Robinson

Petra Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, College of Human Sciences & Education

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

Research Interests: Colorism; Critical literacies; Diversity, equity, and social justice in higher and adult education; Global citizenship; Professional development in the academy

Curriculum Vitae

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

Phone: 225-578-5753

Email: petrar@lsu.edu 

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E. Michelle Todd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma

Research Interests: Creativity and innovation in organizations, training, leadership, social innovation, ethics

Curriculum Vitae

Location: 285 Charles E. Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-1703

Email: etodd10@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 

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Satish Verma

Satish Verma, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

EmailSVerma@agcenter.lsu.edu