Past Lamar Scholars
Paige Brown Jarreau
The first post-doctoral candidate to hold the position of Lamar Visiting Scholar, Paige Brown Jarreau, earned her doctorate from the Manship School in 2015. While pursuing a Ph.D., she focused her research on effective science communication. More specifically, she studied the characteristics of science blog consumers and the types of content they read to ascertain how writers can better communicate science topics. Her dissertation, All the Science that's Fit to Blog, is available online through LSU Digital Commons.
Inaugural Visiting Scholar
The inaugural Lamar Visiting Scholar, Steve Buttry, held the position for the 2014-2015 academic year. During his tenure, he taught classes, created a plan to utilize grant funds to develop methods of news communication using social media, helped develop the Manship School's groundbreaking Social Media Lab, and coached LSU Student Media on ways to become more digitally oriented. A successful journalist whose career took him around the country and globe, Buttry became the director of student media at LSU following his time as a Lamar Scholar. He recently passed away, but served as the director long enough to leave his mark on the hearts and minds of the Manship School family.