Boyd Professors
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There have been seventy Boyd Professors named since 1 June 1953; see the Boyd Gallery by Jim Zeitz http://www.lsu.edu/departments/gold/2013/01/boyd_professors_gallery.shtml:
Dr. Eric H. W. Voegelin1
Department of Government 
Appointed    6/1/1953 
Deceased    1/1985
Dr. Philip W. West (search in page)
Department of Chemistry 
Appointed    6/1/1953 
Retired    5/1980, deceased 4/1/2001
Dr. T. Harry Williams
Department of History 
Appointed    6/1/1953 
Deceased    1979
Dr. Walter C. Richardson (search in page)
Department of History 
Appointed    6/23/1955 
Deceased    1983
Dr. Rudolf Heberle (search in page)
Department of Sociology 
Appointed 8/3/1955 
Deceased 4/1991
Dr. George H. Lowery, Jr.
Department of Zoology 
Appointed    8/3/1955 
Deceased    1/1978
Dr. Grover E. Murray
Department of Geology 
Appointed    8/3/1955 
Resigned    9/1966
Deceased 5/22/2003
Dr. Paul Delahay (search in page)
Department of Chemistry 
Appointed    5/28/1956 
Resigned    9/1965
Dr. Richard D. Anderson
Department of Mathematics 
Appointed    5/25/1959 
Retired    5/1980
Dr. Richard J. Russell
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Appointed    4/5/62 
Deceased   9/1971
Dr. Joseph M. Reynolds
Department of Physics 
Appointed     8/4/1962 
Deceased    1997
Mr. Henry George McMahon
Law Center 
Appointed     6/3/1963 
Deceased      11/1996
Dr. Henry Van Wagenen Howe
Department of Geology 
Appointed     5/24/1965 
Deceased      9/1973
Dr. Pasquale Porcelli
Department of Mathematics 
Appointed     12/11/1965 
Deceased      12/1972
Dr. Wex S. Malone
Law Center 
Appointed     5/23/1966 
Deceased      1988
Dr. Leo Dale Newsom
Department of Entomology 
Appointed     5/23/1966 
Deceased      1987
Dr. Fred B. Kniffen (search in page)
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Appointed     8/6/1967 
Deceased      5/1993
Dr. Sean P. McGlynn
Department of Chemistry 
Appointed     12/2/1967 
Retired
Dr. Albert  I. Meyers (LSUNO) 
Department of Chemistry 
Appointed     5/26/1969 
Resigned 9/1970
Dr. Robert C. West
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Appointed     4/2/1970 
Retired     5/1980 
Deceased 5/14/2001
Dr. William A. Pryor
Department of Chemistry 
Appointed     5/22/1972 
Retired
Dr. Waldo W. Braden
Department of Speech 
Appointed     5/14/1973 
Deceased      4/1991
Dr. Mary L. Good (UNO) 
Department of Chemistry 
Appointed     8/2/1974 
Retired          12/1980
Dr. Alvin L. Bertrand
Department of Rural Sociology 
Appointed     12/13/1974 
Retired           8/1978
Deceased       2/26/2006
Dr. Joseph Callaway
Department of Physics 
Appointed     9/24/1976 
Deceased      6/1994
Dr. Harley Jesse Walker
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Appointed     4/2/1977 
Retired         12/1983
Dr. Arthur J. Riopelle
Department of Psychology 
Appointed     12/3/1977 
Retired          8/1988
Deceased 2/11/2012
Dr. William H. Patrick, Jr.
Department of Marine Sciences 
Appointed     12/2/1978 
Deceased      5 August 2004
Dr. James M. Coleman
Department of Marine Sciences
Coastal Studies Institute
Appointed     2/8/1980 
Retired
Dr. Lewis P. Simpson
Department of English Literature 
Appointed     2/8/1980 
Retired          6/1987
Deceased      17 April  2005
Dr. Jack P. Strong (LSUMC-NO) 
Department of Pathology 
Appointed     2/8/1980 
Active
Dr. Shirley C. Tucker
Department of Botany 
Appointed     1/22/1982 
Retired          1995
Dr. John N. Kent (LSUMC-NO)
Department of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 
Appointed     11/18/1983 
Active
Dr. Hebert E. Kaufman (LSUMC-NO) 
Department of Ophthalmology 
Appointed     7/27/1984 
Active
Dr. Gary W. Griffin (UNO)  
Department of Chemistry 
Appointed     1/25/1985 
Deceased      10/1989
Dr. Wayne L. Mattice
Department of Chemistry 
Appointed     1/25/1985 
Resigned        7/1986
Dr. Saul Litvinoff
Law Center 
Appointed     3/15/1985 
Deceased 5 January 2010
Dr. C. Dinos Constantinides
Department of Music 
Appointed     1/10/1986 
Active
Dr. Robert F. O’Connell
Department of Physics 
Appointed     12/6/1986 
Active
Dr. Gerald S. Berenson  (LSUMC-NO) 
Department of Internal Medicine 
Appointed     7/22/1988 
Retired          12/1991
Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose (UNO) 
Department of History 
Appointed     2/24/1989 
Retired          1995
Deceased 13 October 2002
Mr. Vance Bourjaily
Department of Creative Writing 
Appointed     4/28/1989 
Retired 4/1998
Deceased 8/31/2010
Dr. William D. Hawkland
Law Center 
Appointed     6/28/1989 
Retired          1995
Deceased      7 November 2004
Dr. William J. Cooper, Jr.
Department of History 
Appointed     6/28/1989 
Active
Dr. John J. Spitzer (LSUMC-NO) 
Department of Physiology 
Appointed     4/19/1991 
Active
Dr. Thomas R. Klei
Department of Parasitology 
Appointed     5/8/1992 
Active
Dr. Charles W. Royster
Department of History 
Appointed     12/11/1992 
Active
Dr. Peter A. Politzer (UNO) 
Department of Chemistry
Appointed     10/29/1993 
Active
Dr. Nicolas C. Bazan (LSUMC-NO) 
Department of Neuroscience 
Appointed     11/4/1994 
Active
Dr. David G. Kline (MD) (LSUMC-NO) 
Department of Neuroscience 
Appointed     8/25/1995 
Active
Dr. Robert  A. Godke
Department of Animal Science 
Appointed     10/27/1995 
Active
Dr. George Z. Voyiadjis
Department of Civil & Environmental Engrineering 
Appointed     4/19/1996 
Active
Dr. Arthur G. Bedeian
Department of Management 
Appointed     8/16/1996 
Active 
Dr. Pelayo Correa (MD)  (LSUMC-NO)
Department of Pathology 
Appointed     12/13/1996 
Active 
Dr. David A. York 
Department of Basic Science Research
Pennington Center 
Appointed     5/23/1997 
Resigned Summer 2006
Dr. Meredith Blackwell
Department of (formerly Plant Biology) Biological Sciences
Appointed     9/19/1997 
Active
Dr. David J. Smith
Department of English 
Appointed     4/17/1998 
Resigned 2003
Dr. Daniel Neil Granger (LSUMC-S) 
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology 
Appointed     5/29/1998 
Active
Dr. Jimmie D. Lawson
Department of Mathematics
Appointed     9/17/1999 
Retired
Dr. George A. Bray (PBRC
Department of Basic Science Research
Pennington Center
Appointed    11/1999 
Active 
Dr. Isaiah Warner
Department of Chemistry
Appointed   8/2000
Active
Dr. Harry H. Roberts
Department of Oceanography 
and Coastal Sciences
Coastal Studies Institue
Appointed 9/21/2001
Retired
Dr. Dennis O'Callaghan (LSUMC-S) 
Department of Microbiology and Immunology 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 
P.O. Box 33932 
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932 
Appointed     4/19/2002
Active
Dr. Adrian J. Dunn (LSUMC-S)
Department of Pharmacology 
and Therapeutics
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 
P.O. Box 33932 
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932 
Appointed     2/21/2003
Active
Dr. Matthew B. Grisham (LSUMC-S) 
Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology Louisiana State
University Health Sciences Center  
P.O. Box 33932  
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932  
Appointed    4/30/2004 
Active
Dr. Mark A. Batzer 
Department of Biological Sciences 
Appointed   8/2008
Active




Dr. Charles J. O'Connor (UNO)
Department of Chemistry
Appointed   3/2009
Active
Dr. J. Gerald Kennedy
Department of English
Appointed 3/2011
Active
Dr. Eric Ravussin
Pennington Center
Appointed 4/27/2012
Active
Dr. James Oxley
Department of Mathematics
Appointed  12/7/2012
Active



1 Unless otherwise noted Boyd Professors served on the LSU A&M campus.  Other campuses under the Board of Supervisors include LSU at New Orleans (LSU-NO) later named the University of New Orleans (UNO), the Law Center in Baton Rouge, the Pennington Biomedical Research Institute, the two medical centers at New Orleans and Shreveport (LSUMC-NO and LSUMC-S).
davis letter
Boyd Professors seated from left to right: Bill Pryor, Bill Cooper, Charles Royster, Shirley Tucker, Jim Coleman, Lewis Simpson, and Dinos Constantinides; William E. Davis, LSU Chancellor, speaking. --from LSU Today, October 21, 1994.

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Meredith Blackwell
24 February 2010