Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Collaborative Knowledge (CCK) is to support LSU’s central function as a place where ideas, expertise, and wisdom arise through conversations across colleges and between generations. As an incubator of innovative and engaged scholarship, the CCK fosters the development of undergraduate and graduate courses, workshops, reading groups, conferences, exhibitions, and other creative activities that span disciplinary divides and promote deeper thinking. The intended outcome of these pursuits is to inspire students and teachers to become leaders in the cultivation of knowledge and the implementation of solutions to complex problems.

The CCK is very new to LSU. Stay tuned for more information about how the CCK is working to enhance intellectual collaboration throughout LSU.


Director

Michael Pasquier, Director of the Center for Collaborative Knowledge, Jaak Seynaeve Professor of Christian Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies; Director of Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Program, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Advisory Board

Suzanne Marchand, LSU Systems Boyd Professor of History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

R. Eugene Turner, LSU Systems Boyd Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast and Environment

Richard White, Jr., Dean and Professor, E. J. Ourso School of Business

Jonathan Earle, Dean, LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College, and Professor, Department of History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Martin Johnson, Kevin P. Reilly Sr. Chair of Political Communication and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Manship School of Mass Communication

James R. Stoner, Jr., Hermann Moyse, Jr. Professor of Political Science and Director, The Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Clint Willson, Mike N. Dooley, P.E. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of River Studies Center, LSU School of Engineering

John A. Pojman, Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science

Darius A. Spieth, Professor of Art History, School of Art, College of Art and Design

Prosanta Chakrabarty, Associate Professor/Curator of Fishes, Museum of Natural Science, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science

Fernando Galvez, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science

Michelle Zerba, Maggie B. Martin Professor of Rhetoric and Classical Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Marwan Ghandour, Director, Emogene Pliner Professor, LSU School of Architecture.