LSU Discover Staff
Jacqueline Bach, PhD
LSU Discover Interim Director and Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Services
Office: 221K Peabody Hall
Jacqueline Bach is a professor of English Education and Curriculum Theory at Louisiana State University. Her scholarship examines how young adult literature engages teachers and students in conversations about social issues, the ways in which popular culture informs (and might improve) pedagogy, and the preparation of secondary English/ Language Arts teachers. She is the co-editor for the “Engaging Texts” section of The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. She is a former high school English teacher.
Sarah D. Ferstel, MA
Phone: (225) 578-7825
Office: 331 Hatcher Hall
Sarah Ferstel has worked at LSU since 2008 – her first five years were with the LSU Libraries and since 2013 she has worked for LSU Discover. As associate director, she is responsible for developing, managing, and promoting the program’s initiatives and running the day-to-day operations. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Liberal Arts at the Louisiana Scholars’ College in Natchitoches, LA. She spent the fall and spring semesters working in archaeological labs and summers excavating at local plantations and historical sites. While earning her Classical archaeology master’s degree from Florida State University, she taught Classical mythology courses and had the privilege to excavate at Pompeii during the summer. Sarah’s own undergraduate research project examined the development of the Isis cult in Roman Italy.
Tori Clement, MA
Office: 330 Hatcher Hall
Tori Clement has worked at LSU for over a decade. Most recently, she worked in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and before that, the Office of Assessment & Evaluation. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at LSU.
Darian McGehee, BFA
Darian McGehee is a second year graduate student at LSU pursuing a masters degree in Graphic Design. She is a graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS where she received her BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Art History. She was a part of USM’s student graphic design firm, RISE Creative, and was also the Art Director for USM’s School of Performing and Visual Arts design and communications team.
LSU Discover Advisory Board 2020-21
|Janet McDonald||Professor, College of Humanities & Social Sciences|
|Michael Blandino||Assistant Dean, Ogden Honors College|
|Arend Van Gemmert||Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences & Education|
|Joseph Givens||Director, McNair Scholars Program|
|Mike Benton||Associate Professor, College of Engineering|
|Areendam Chanda||Associate Professor, E.J. Ourso College of Business|
|Joseph Francis||Associate Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine|
|Jeremy Bernardoni||Assistant Professor, College of Music and Dramatic Arts|
|Hyojung Park||Associate Dean, Manship School of Mass Communication|
|Lake Douglas||Associate Dean of Research and Development, College of Art and Design|
|Bryan Snyder||Associate Professor, College of Coast & Environment|
|Wenqing Xu||Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture|
|Patrick DiMario||Professor, College of Science|