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Garrett Fontenot Ph.D.

Coordinator of Honorific Scholarships

325 French House
Baton Rouge , LA 70803
Office Phone: (225) 578-2500

Biography:

Education:

University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., History

University of Notre Dame, M.A., History

Loyola University New Orleans, B.A., History and Global Sociology

Biography

Dr. Fontenot joined the Ogden Honors College in 2020.  He works closely with LSU’s cohorts of top scholarship recipients, including Stamps Scholars and President’s Alumni Scholars, from the admissions and selection process through graduation.  He also assists with advising for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.  

Dr. Fontenot holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame with research focusing on political culture and conceptions of empire in mid-to-late eighteenth century North America.  He is specifically interested in France and French North America, and received a Fulbright award to support his research in Montreal in 2016-2017. Before arriving at LSU, Dr. Fontenot worked in the Honors Program at Tulane University in New Orleans.  He is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana.