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About Marsha Cole


Present Lecturer, Louisiana Tech University Chemistry


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Honors and Awards

  • Best Speaker (International) Award, Advancements in Sugar Crop Processing and Conversion Conference (New Orleans, 2018)
  • Frank Chapman Memorial International Award for the development of an industrial starch method for the sugar industry (Tainan, 2018)
  • Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award (NOBCChE) for outstanding contribution to chemistry. (Orlando, 2015)
  • Outstanding Contributor to Cultural Diversity at USDA-ARS-SRRC Employee of the Year Awards. (New Orleans, 2014)
  • George and Eleanor Meade International Award for developing the USDA Starch Research method. (Toronto, 2014)
  • Frank Chapman Memorial International Award for the evaluation and application of commercial enzymes to sugar manufacturing streams. (Guangzhou, 2013)
  • James Traynham Award for Outstanding Chemistry Graduate Student in Teaching and Research, (Louisiana State University, 2012)
  • Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) Participant, Office of Training and Diversity, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (2 Year Award, 2012)
  • Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship and Mini Research Awards, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ UNCF Special Programs Corporation (2009-2012)


  • CHEM 353: Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 313: Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 206: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 122: Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 121: An Introduction To Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • CHEM 104: General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 103: General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 102: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 101: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 100: General Chemistry


2012 Ph.D., Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge ‐ Chemistry
2007 B.S., Grambling State University ‐ Chemistry

Contact Information

Phone: 318-257-4092
Fax: 318-257-3823
Office: CTLH 343

Research Works (16)