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Dr. Saundra McGuire

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (LSU).  Prior to joining LSU in August 1999, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she served as Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, and received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award.  She has presented keynote addresses or workshops on improving student learning at institutions such as the University of Washington, the University of California at Davis, and the University of Cape Town.

Dr. McGuire is the recipient of numerous awards.  In 2011, she was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  In 2010, she was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.  In November 2007, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) was presented to her in a White House Oval Office Ceremony.

Dr. McGuire received her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA; her Master's degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and her Ph.D. in Chemical Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she received the chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Professional Promise.  She is married to Dr. Stephen C. McGuire, professor of physics at Southern University.  They are the parents of Dr. Carla McGuire Davis and Dr. Stephanie McGuire.