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Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

“And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach.”
- From Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”

What drew you to the higher education world?

My father and mother instilled the value of education in me and my brother at a young age. It was always my father’s aspiration to get a doctoral degree, but he ended up having to work and never had the chance. In a certain sense, I fulfilled his dream. My mom worked at Loyola University in New Orleans, and so I was exposed as a boy to the culture of higher education and was fascinated by it.

What do you enjoy most about your role at SFA?

Working with first-generation students through the program I cofounded, Generation Jacks. I have seen students take great leaps intellectually, socially and emotionally through this program. I would be lost if I were not directly connected to student learning.

What do you hope students gain from SFA?

Many things, but most of all, a greater sense of citizenship — of civic duty, of the common good, of their role in both their local community and the global community.

What are you passionate about outside of your role at SFA?

I love gardening and cooking, being with my family, and reading a good book.

Education and Experience

Academic Experience

  • Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
    SFA (2018-present)
  • Associate Dean, College of Liberal and Applied Arts
    SFA (2012-2018)
  • Professor, Department of English
    SFA (2013-present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of English
    SFA (2005-2013)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English
    SFA (1999-2005)
  • Academic Counselor and Writing Consultant
    Loyola University (1996-1999)
  • Part-time Instructor in Literature and Composition
    Loyola University (1996-1999)
  • Teaching Assistant
    Louisiana State University (1993-1996)
  • Fellow
    Louisiana State University (1989-1993)


  • Ph.D., English;
    Louisiana State University (1997)
  • M.A., English
    Louisiana State University (1993)
  • B.A., English
    Loyola University (1987)

Awards / Achievements

  • Distinguished Grant Award—Honorable Mention from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for TRIO Student Support Services Grant Application
    SFA (2016)
  • City of Nacogdoches Livability Study, $35,000 grant
    City of Nacogdoches (2014)
  • Spotlight Speaker - Bright Ideas Conference
    SFA (2010)
  • Faculty Research Grant
    SFA (2009)
  • Faculty Development Leave Grant
    SFA (2002)
  • Lewis P. Simpson Dissertation Award
    Louisiana State University (1996-1997)


Marc Guidry, Ph.D.
Associate Provost of Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 6079, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962