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associate provost for academic affairs

“and gladly would he learn, and gladly teach.”
- from geoffrey chaucer’s “the canterbury tales”

what drew you to the higher education world?

my father and mother instilled the value of education in me and my brother at a young age. it was always my father’s aspiration to get a doctoral degree, but he ended up having to work and never had the chance. in a certain sense, i fulfilled his dream. my mom worked at loyola university in new orleans, and so i was exposed as a boy to the culture of higher education and was fascinated by it.

what do you enjoy most about your role at sfa?

working with first-generation students through the program i cofounded, generation jacks. i have seen students take great leaps intellectually, socially and emotionally through this program. i would be lost if i were not directly connected to student learning.

what do you hope students gain from sfa?

many things, but most of all, a greater sense of citizenship — of civic duty, of the common good, of their role in both their local community and the global community.

what are you passionate about outside of your role at sfa?

i love gardening and cooking, being with my family, and reading a good book.

education and experience

academic experience

  • associate provost for academic affairs
    sfa (2018-present)
  • associate dean, college of liberal and applied arts
    sfa (2012-2018)
  • professor, department of english
    sfa (2013-present)
  • associate professor, department of english
    sfa (2005-2013)
  • assistant professor, department of english
    sfa (1999-2005)
  • academic counselor and writing consultant
    loyola university (1996-1999)
  • part-time instructor in literature and composition
    loyola university (1996-1999)
  • teaching assistant
    louisiana state university (1993-1996)
  • fellow
    louisiana state university (1989-1993)


  • ph.d., english;
    louisiana state university (1997)
  • m.a., english
    louisiana state university (1993)
  • b.a., english
    loyola university (1987)

awards / achievements

  • distinguished grant award—honorable mention from the office of research and sponsored programs for trio student support services grant application
    sfa (2016)
  • city of nacogdoches livability study, $35,000 grant
    city of nacogdoches (2014)
  • spotlight speaker - bright ideas conference
    sfa (2010)
  • faculty research grant
    sfa (2009)
  • faculty development leave grant
    sfa (2002)
  • lewis p. simpson dissertation award
    louisiana state university (1996-1997)


marc guidry, ph.d.
associate provost of academic affairs
p.o. box 6079, sfa station
nacogdoches, texas 75962

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