The LSU General Catalog states that the Selection as an Alumni Professor is based on reputation for excellence in instruction, especially in undergraduate teaching; record of active and continuing interest and participation in areas of professor-student relations; dedication to an academic field; and outstanding professional relationships with other faculty and staff members.
Alumni professors in the Math Department
- Gestur Olafsson (2011– ): Julian R. & Sidney Nicole Carruth Endowed Alumni Professor
- Robert Perlis (2006–2017): Cecil “Pete” Taylor Alumni Professor
- Frank Neubrander (2005– ): Damarcus D. Smith Alumni Professor
- James Oxley (1999–2012): William E. “Bud” Davis Alumni Professor
- Hubert Butts (1979–1988)