Louisiana Tech University Resources

This section offers resources that are provided by or through Louisiana Tech University. Most of them are located on the Louisiana Tech University campus in Ruston.

Center of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT) – facilitates activities that foster innovative entrepreneurship at the university and in the region.

  • Dr. Les Guice; guice@latech.edu
  • P.O. Box 8577, Ruston, Louisiana 71270
  • Phone: 318-257-3056
  • Fax: 318-257-3142


Center for Secure Cyberspace (CSC) – the CSC is a national center of excellence dedicated to education and reasearch on intregrated smart cyber-centric sensor surveillance systems.

  • Rachel Yates; ryates@latech.edu
  • P.O. Box 10348; 600 W. Arizona, Nethken Hall 249, Ruston, Louisiana 71272
  • Phone: 318-257-3475
  • Fax: 318-257-4922


Robert H. Rawle Enterprise Center – provides assistance and facilities to start-up companies allowing them to concentrate on research, marketing, and production in order to stimulated business formation and growth.

  • Dave Norris; dnorris@latech.edu
  • 509 W. Alabama Steet; Ruston, Louisiana 71270
  • Phone: 318-257-3978
  • Fax: 318-257-4442


Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC) – an educational and management resource on patent and licensing matters for the university.

  • Richard Kordal; rkordal@latech.edu
  • Railroad Avenue, Wyly Tower Room 1528 P.O. Box 3043; Ruston, Louisiana 71272
  • Phone: 318-257-2484
  • Fax: 318-257-4703


Rural Development Center – provides outreach and training to the public on rural development issues, encourages and assists researchers at Louisiana Tech University to both develop and collaborate in projects that will benefit rural communities, assists in the development of proposals, connects faculty and staff to rural community partners, and provides technical assistance to projects.

  • Dr. Aaron Lusby; alusby@latech.edu
  • P.O. Box 10198; Reese Hall Room 101; Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana 71272
  • Phone: 318-257-2451


Technology Business Development Center (TBDC) – offers counseling, training, and information on business planning, financial analysis, marketing strategy development, feasibility assessment, SBIR/STTR assistance, and other business management topics.

  • Kathy Wyatt; tbdc@latech.edu
  • 509 West Alabama Avenue; P.O. Box 3145, Ruston, Louisiana 71272
  • Phone: 318-257-3537
  • Fax: 318-257-4442


Trenchless Technology Center – is a university/industry cooperative research center whose mission is to advance trenchless technology by serving as an independent source of knowledge, research, and education.

  • ttc@coes.latech.edu
  • 599 West Arizona, Engineering Annex P.O. Box 10348; Ruston, Louisiana 71272
  • Phone: 318-257-4072
  • Fax: 318-257-2777


Office of University Research – administers and manages grants and contracts between Louisiana Tech University and external funding sources.