Stephen F. Austin State University

Dr. Marc Guidry

Marc Guidry

Associate Provost

Marc Guidry Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
(936) 468 2438

Dr. Marc Guidry was appointed Associate Provost of Academic Affairs on June 4, 2018, after serving as Associate Dean of the College of Liberal and Applied Arts since September, 2012. He joined SFA in 1999 as an assistant professor of English. He was promoted to full professor of English in 2013.

Dr. Guidry earned his B.A. with a major in English and a minor in philosophy in 1987 from Loyola University New Orleans, graduating summa cum laude. He earned his Ph.D. with a major in English and a minor in philosophy from Louisiana State University in 1997. He did his dissertation on Geoffrey Chaucer's magisterial medieval British masterwork, The Canterbury Tales. While at LSU, he won the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee "Keeping the Dream Alive" award and the Lewis P. Simpson Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Dr. Guidry has published an illustrated edition of Chaucer's Knight's Tale and an assortment of journal articles and chapters on Chaucer and other medieval British poets. He has presented on Chaucer at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds in Great Britain, and has presented on both British and American authors at several conferences across the United States.

Dr. Guidry has taught dozens of different classes in British and world literature, linguistics, and freshman composition. He served as SFA's Faculty Senate chair in 2007-2008, and has served on scores of university, college, and department committees.

Dr. Guidry is married to Monique Saccente, a CPA employed with Compensation Strategies Group based out of Beaumont, Texas. Their daughter Gabrielle is a music education major at SFA who will be graduating in May 2019. She is a member of the Lumberjack Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and the Pinewoods Symphony. Their son Joseph is entering his sophomore year at the University of Texas Austin, where he is a double physics-astronomy major. Joseph received a research fellowship at the end of his freshman year to study outbursts in white dwarf stars at the McDonald Observatory.