LSU Discover Staff
Jacqueline Bach, PhD
LSU Discover Interim Director and Vice Provost of Academic Programs & Support Services
Elena and Albert LeBlanc Professor, English Education & Curriculum Theory
Office: 221K Peabody Hall
Jacqueline Bach is a professor of English Education and Curriculum Theory at Louisiana State University. Her scholarship examines how young adult literature engages teachers and students in conversations about social issues, the ways in which popular culture informs (and might improve) pedagogy, and the preparation of secondary English/ Language Arts teachers. She is the co-editor for the “Engaging Texts” section of The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. She is a former high school English teacher.
Sarah D. Ferstel, MA
Phone: (225) 578-7825
Office: 331 Hatcher Hall
Sarah Ferstel has worked at LSU since 2008 – her first five years were with the LSU Libraries and since 2013 she has worked for LSU Discover. As associate director, she is responsible for developing, managing, and promoting the program’s initiatives and running the day-to-day operations. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Liberal Arts at the Louisiana Scholars’ College in Natchitoches, LA. She spent the fall and spring semesters working in archaeological labs and summers excavating at local plantations and historical sites. While earning her Classical archaeology master’s degree from Florida State University, she taught Classical mythology courses and had the privilege to excavate at Pompeii during the summer. Sarah’s own undergraduate research project examined the development of the Isis cult in Roman Italy.
Tori Clement, MA
Office: 330 Hatcher Hall
Tori Clement has worked at LSU for over a decade. Most recently, she worked in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and before that, the Office of Assessment & Evaluation. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at LSU.
LSU Discover Student Workers
Julia is a senior studying Mass Communication.
Veronica is a freshman studying Political Science.
LSU Discover Advisory Board 2022-23
|Janet McDonald||Professor, College of Humanities & Social Sciences|
|Michael Blandino||Assistant Dean, Ogden Honors College|
|Arend Van Gemmert||Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences & Education|
|Joseph Givens||Director, McNair Scholars Program|
|Mike Benton||Associate Professor, College of Engineering|
|Areendam Chanda||Associate Professor, E.J. Ourso College of Business|
|Joseph Francis||Associate Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine|
|Jeremy Bernardoni||Assistant Professor, College of Music and Dramatic Arts|
|Joshua Darr||Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Manship School of Mass Communication|
|Josef Horacek||CxC Student Coordinator, College of Art and Design|
|Giulio Mariotti||Associate Professor, College of Coast & Environment|
|Patrick DiMario||Professor, College of Science|
|Kevin Ringelman||Professor, College of Agriculture|