Title: Director Emerita, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry
Company: Louisiana State University’s Center for Academic Success
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Saundra Yancy McGuire, Director Emerita, Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University’s Center for Academic Success, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.
A lauded figure in the realm of education, Dr. McGuire is recognized as director emerita of Louisiana State University’s Center for Academic Success. First employed by LSU in 1999 as the center’s director, she also attained such roles as an adjunct professor of chemistry, assistant vice chancellor for learning and teaching, assistant chancellor and professor of chemistry, a role she continues to hold today. Prior to her academic appointments at LSU, Dr. McGuire taught at Cornell University in their Department of Chemistry between 1988 and 1999 and Alabama A&M University between 1983 and 1988. Earlier in her career, she served as a visiting professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee and was an instructor of chemistry and mathematics at the State University of New York at Brockport from 1971 to 1974.
Drawing upon a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, magna cum laude, from Southern University, a Master of Arts in Teaching in chemistry from Cornell University, and Doctor of Philosophy in chemical education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Dr. McGuire is renowned for her myriad papers and books on science education, many of which can be purchased on Amazon.com. Specializing in improving student learning through faculty involvement in metacognitive learning strategies, she has also presented keynote addresses and workshops at more than 250 institutions in 43 states and eight countries.
In light of her exceptional undertakings, Dr. McGuire has earned several accolades. She has received the 2017 Espirit de Femme Award from LSU’s Women’s Center, the 2015 Lifetime Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, and the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award from the College Reading and Learning Association, among many others. She is an elected fellow of the AAAS and American Chemical Society.
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