Tena L. Golding, PhD
Professor, Provost, and Vice President, Southeastern Louisiana University
Tena L. Golding, a member of the Southeastern Louisiana University faculty and administration for more than 35 years, is the university’s provost and vice president for academic affairs and a professor of mathematics. Previously, she served as the founding director of the university’s Center for Faculty Excellence established in 1997 as a one-stop shop designed to enhance teaching effectiveness and the academic environment. She helped develop the university’s distance education and online learning services and has served as a liaison between the faculty and administration. She was also instrumental in creating the still-existing After-School Achievement Program (ASAP), which continues to provide tutoring services for area school children. Golding is the author of numerous articles and presentations related to reform-based mathematics curricula and preparation of teachers. She has served as an evaluator for the past 12 years for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Golding holds a PhD from Louisiana State University and an MSE and BSE both from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.