Louisiana's Unique Political Culture

class date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014
instructor: 

Wayne Parent

EDUCATION

B.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1976.

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1983.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Russell B. Long Professor of Political Science, August 2006 to present

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, January 2004 to August 2006

Chair, Department of Political Science, 1/2001 to 12/ 2003, 8/2006 to 7/2007

Professor of Political Science, Louisiana State University, 2004 to Present

Adjunct Associate Professor, Manship School of Mass Communications, Fall, 2000 to present

Associate Professor of Political Science, Louisiana State University, 1987 to 2003

Acting Chair, Department of Political Science, Louisiana State University, Fall, 1994

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Louisiana .State.University., 1982 to 1987.

Director, Public Information Line, Governmental Research Division, Louisiana Legislative Council, May-August, 1978.

Research Clerk, Governmental Research Division, Louisiana Legislative Council, February-August, 1977.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

The Louisiana Field Guide: Experiencing Life in the Pelican State (co-edited with Ryan Orgera), LSU Press (2014)

Inside the Carnival: Unmasking Louisiana Politics LSU Press (2004)

And a second post-Hurricane Katrina edition With A New Epilogue LSU Press (2006)

Blacks in the American Political System (co-edited with Huey Perry), University of Florida Press, (1995)

 

Awards, Lectureships:

Nicholson Award for Outstanding College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Member, 2004

Arts and Sciences College Council Outstanding Faculty Member, 2002

Arts and Sciences TAF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2002

LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, 1999

University Faculty Excellence Award, 1996

Arts and Sciences Student Government Teaching Award, 1995

Amoco Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1991

Taft Seminar in Political Science Lecturer, 1983 and 1984

Assoc. Instructor Teaching Award, Indiana University, 1981

 

Research Interests:

Electoral Politics, Black Politics, Southern Politics, Louisiana Politics