Troy Blanchard

Troy C. Blanchard

Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences & Professor of Sociology

132 Hodges Hall

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Office Phone:
(225) 578-8273

Humanities & Social Sciences



  • Social Inequality
  • Social Demography
  • Applied Sociology



I joined the department as an Associate Professor in 2007 after serving as an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University from 2001-2007. My primary research interests include social inequality, demography, and applied sociology. During my career I have developed a research agenda that examines the link between socioeconomic conditions and demographic outcomes within U.S. communities. My research projects are designed to inform both academic and policy related audiences. I am active in In 2009, I was named a LSU Rainmaker and received the LSU Mid-Career Scholar Award in 2013.

I am currently the Dean for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences after serving as an Associate Dean for the college from 2014-2018.    


PhD: Louisiana State University (2001)

Curriculum Vitae

Courses recently taught at LSU

(Syllabi are for illustrative purposes & subject to change)

  • SOCL 2211: Methods of Sociological Research
  • SOCL 4321: The Community
  • SOCL 4441: Sociology of Religion
  • SOCL 7213: Multilevel Analysis
  • SOCL 7391: Labor Markets
  • SOCL 7391: Social Stratification