Professional and Alumni

KON Member Spotlight

This feature on the KON Website highlights an outstanding campus member or alumni member who has contributed to the chapter or community in a significant way. Share your recent accomplishments and honors and/or newsworthy activities and success stories.

The Member Spotlight is by invitation or by nomination and is selected by staff. One outstanding member is highlighted each month.

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Member Spotlight - March 2012

Loren D. Marks

Loren D. MarksLoren D. Marks, Ph.D., CFLE, holds the Kathryn Norwood and Claude Fussell Alumni Professorship in the College of Agriculture and is an Associate Professor in the Family, Child, and Consumer Science Division of Louisiana State University's School of Human Ecology. Marks completed Ph.D. in Family Studies at the University of Delaware and received his undergraduate and M.S. degrees in Family Science and Human Development from Brigham Young University, where he served as president of the Alpha Tau chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu.

Since beginning his career at LSU in 2002, Dr. Marks has centered his research efforts on The American Families of Faith Project, a national qualitative study of more than 200 families. He has authored about 60 publications on family life, including work that has received national media attention from diverse outlets including The Washington Times and Black Entertainment Television ( In 2008, he was named an LSU Rainmaker (Top 100 LSU Research Faculty), and in 2009 he was honored as the Sedberry Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher in the LSU College of Agriculture.


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