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:
- Hubert Butts (1979-1988)
- James Oxley (1999-2012): William E. "Bud" Davis Alumni Professor
- Frank Neubrander (2005- ): Damarcus D. Smith Alumni Professor
- Robert Perlis (2006-2017): Cecil "Pete" Taylor Alumni Professor
- Gestur Olafsson (2011- ): Julian R. & Sidney Nicole Carruth Endowed Alumni Professor