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Joy Blanchard

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PhD, 2008, Associate Professor of Higher Education at Louisiana State University

Joy Blanchard is Associate Professor of Higher Education at Louisiana State University.

Blanchard’s research focuses on higher education law, primarily issues related to intercollegiate athletics, negligence liability and student welfare, and faculty life. She is a past member of the board of directors of the Education Law Association and served as national conference co-chair in 2018. Joy serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals, including Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Prior to joining the faculty ranks, Joy worked in student affairs, having served as Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has held positions in residence life, student conduct, governmental relations and university advancement, service-learning, and student activities.

News Featuring Joy Blanchard

Graduates of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education excel in many different areas of our field. Below are the alumnae that we are aware of who are currently teaching in higher education classrooms across the United States.

Karley Riffe, PhD 2018…

Joy Blanchard (MIHE PhD) and Ashley Clayton (former postdoctoral associate) were honored for their contributions to the LSU community at a special awards ceremony on May 4 for university faculty.

Joy Blanchard, LSU professor and MIHE graduate, admits that she calculated how long it would take her university's football coach, at his salary, to earn her salary for "a little dark fun." But the answer, 2.6 days, is even more stark than anticipated.

Three IHE alumni were recognized in the September 2016 newsletter of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), a scholarly society dedicated to higher education as a field of study.

JOY BLANCHARD (PhD, 2008) is an assistant professor of higher education at Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the LSU faculty in August 2015, she spent five years on the faculty at Florida International University.

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