Lydia Voigt

Senior Vice Provost Of Academic Affairs And Joseph H. Fichter, S.J. Distinguished Professor Of Social Sciences

Office Location
304 Marquette Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Ave. Campus Box 55 New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2573
Fax Number
(504) 865-3883
E-mail Address


Ph.D., Boston College; M.A., Boston College; B.S., Boston University.

Short Bio

Dr. Lydia Voigt currently serves as the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and holds the Reverend Joseph H. Fichter, S. J., Distinguished Professorship in the Social Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans. In her current position, Dr. Voigt oversees intercollegiate programs including the undergraduate (UG) common curriculum, university honors program, UG collaborative faculty-student scholarship, interdisciplinary programs, service learning, graduate education, online learning, and professional and continuing studies, as well as the centers of international education, academic resources, multicultural understanding, and women’s resource.

Dr. Voigt has been a member of Loyola’s faculty for over thirty years and was the 1997 recipient of the Dux Academicus Award for outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and service, and awarded the Diversity Champions Award in 2001. From 2001 through 2003, Dr. Voigt served as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to this appointment, she was Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (1997-2001) with staff responsibilities for institutional effectiveness, as well as national and regional accreditation requirements and institutional assessment. In July 2001, the National Conference on Student Recruitment, Retention, and Marketing recognized Dr. Voigt’s leadership and Loyola’s campus-wide retention accomplishments with the 2001 award for excellence. Also, in August 2001, she was the recipient of the 2001 Effective Retention Program Award presented by the National Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange. Over the past five years, she has been invited by Noel-Levitz, a national higher education consulting firm, to provide consultation on retention and strategic planning at colleges and universities across the nation.

Dr. Voigt’s Ph.D. and M.A. degrees are in sociology from Boston College and her undergraduate degree in psychology is from Boston University. Her main areas of expertise include: criminology, contemporary social theories, statistics, and research methodology. She has authored and/or co-authored seven books and numerous publications including monographs, chapters, journal articles, and evaluation studies; and she has given over 100 scholarly papers and invited presentations at professional conferences around the world.