Founded in 2020 by Dr. Gerard Dumancas, a Huie Delmon Trust Endowed Professor, as the LSUA Undergraduate Journal of Teaching and Research, we chose the name The Oak Leaf in 2021.Dr. Ginger Jones was the second editor of The Oak Leaf. Her notable contributions included renaming and rebranding the journal, designing a new website, earning a National and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Grant to publish the journal, expanding the interdisciplinary scope of the journal, and building partnerships with the campus and Rapides Parish libraries
One of the highlights of the LSU Alexandria campus is its centuries-old live oak trees, which keep their leaves all year long. The longevity of the oak reminds us of the qualities honored by the LSUA Generals: wisdom, strength, and knowledge. The Oak Leaf showcases the best multidisciplinary research and reviews from undergraduates and their mentors.
We are an open-access, peer-reviewed journal designed to acknowledge the achievements of LSUA undergraduate students. We also welcome submissions from the wider community. The Oak Leaf is housed in LSUA's Center for Opportunity, Research, and Experiential Learning (CORE) and is associated with the National Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR).
The Oak Leaf is multidisciplinary!
All areas of research and teaching are encouraged. For more information or to submit your work, email Dr. Christof Stumpf, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Christof Stumpf, Editor-in-Chief