Marybeth Lima

Marybeth Lima

Department Chair, Cliff & Nancy Spanier Alumni Professor

159 E. B. Doran Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4505

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Phone: (225) 578-1061 / Fax: (225) 578-3492

Research Interests

  • Community-based design
  • Service-learning in engineering

Teaching Responsibilities


Selected Publications

Carson, R., Lima, M. and C. DiCarlo. 2015. Play On! Evidence-based playground activities, 2nd edition. SHAPE America, Reston, VA.

Schramm, R., Gonzalez, G. Walker, N. and M. Lima. 2015. Pilot scale mill characterization and evaluation of rice bran oil concentration of Jazzman Rice. American J. of Plant Sciences. 6(12): 1885-1892. DOI:

Lima, M. and W. Oakes. 2014. Service-Learning: Engineering in Your Community, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. ISBN 978-0-19-992204-8.,

Lima, M. 2014. The LSU Community Playground Project: Reflections on 16 years of an engineering service-learning program. Int. J. for Service-Learning, Humanitarian Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship. Special Issue: University Engineering Programs that Impact Communities: Critical Analyses and Reflection, pp. 492-508

Lima, M. 2013. Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities: Creating Safe and Happy Places for Children. LSU Press, Baton Rouge, LA. ISBN 978-0-8071-4980-5.,

Arrazattee, C., Lima, M. and L. Lundy. 2013. Do university communications about campus-community partnerships reflect core engagement principles? Michigan J. Community Service Learning. 20(1): 41-52.
Schramm, R., Plater, M., Walker, N., Jang, S., Xu, Z. and M.

Schramm, R., Plater, M., Walker, N., Jang, S., Xu, Z. and M. Lima. 2012. Laboratory scale characterization of a purple rice variety: Examination of milling quality and determination of anthocyanin and oil concentration across the bran layer. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(4): 1577-1582.

Lima, M. 2012. Community at the Center of the Storm. Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education. 1(1): 87-100.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 1996, The Ohio State University

B.S., Agricultural Engineering, 1988, The Ohio State University