Aug 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Faculty


The faculty of the University is defined as full-time members of the academic staff having the rank of instructor or higher.

  • Ahmed Abdel-Mohti, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Ph.D. from University of Nevada - Reno
  • Mitchell Adrian, Professor of Management, D.B.A. from Mississippi State University
  • Md Al-Emran, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Alexis Albarado, Instructor of Orientation, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Darren Alcock, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Janet Allured, Professor of History, Ph.D. from University of Arkansas
  • Catherine Anderson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D. from University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Rhonda Anderson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, M.S. from University of Pheonix
  • Christine Anthony, Professor of Education, Ph.D. from University of New Orleans
  • David Armstrong, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University
  • Karen Aucoin, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Shonell Bacon, Instructor of Mass Communication, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • Corliss Badeaux, Instructor of English, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • Seyed Baradaran Aghili, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. from Florida Institute of Technology
  • Jennifer Barrow, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from University of Phoenix
  • Carl Bartling, Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from Kansas State University
  • Kenneth Baskin, Associate Professor of Art, M.F.A. from University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Ginger Basone, Associate Professor of Nursing, Ed.D. from Walden University
  • Susie Beasley, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Martin Bee, Professor of Art, M.F.A. from Syracuse University
  • Christa Bell, Instructor of Communication, M.A. from Gonzaga University
  • Lonny Benoit, Assistant Professor of Music, D.M.A. from University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  • Jennifer Berken, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
  • Dwight Bertrand, Instructor of Agricultural Sciences, M.B.A. from Gonzaga University
  • Nancy Blain, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Ph.D. from Florida State University
  • Derek Blakeley, Assistant Professor of History, Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis
  • Kiran Boggavarapu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from University of Hyderabad
  • Jacob Borden, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. from Northwestern University
  • Kim Bowman, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Ph.D. from University of Arkansas
  • Misty Dawn Bowman, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Greg Bradley, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Whitnee Brame, Instructor of Biology / Lab Coordinator, B.S. from McNeese State University
  • Linda Brannon, Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin
  • David Brokaw, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Jan Broussard Robichaux, Associate Professor of Education, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Justin Browning, Instructor of Agricultural Sciences, M.Ed. from Tarleton State University
  • Michael Buckles, Professor of Music, D.M.A. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • David Bueller, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from West Virginia University
  • Amy Bufford, Associate Professor of Health Systems Management, Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University
  • Johannes Bulhof, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania
  • Daryl Burckel, Professor of Accounting, D.B.A. from Mississippi State University
  • Angee Burd, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, M.N.S. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Jennifer Bushnell, Instructor of Medical Laboratory Science, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Suzanne Bushnell, Instructor of Physics, M.S. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Matthew Butkus, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D. from Duquesne University
  • Sherronda Butler, Instructor of Orientation, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Carol Campbell, Associate Professor of Sociology, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Cynthia Cano, Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing, Ph.D. from University of South Florida
  • Stephen Caples, Professor of Finance, Ph.D. from University of Texas at Arlington
  • Neil Carnes, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from Auburn University
  • Katrina Carter, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S. from Texas Woman's University
  • Chad Chaisson, Instructor of Health and Human Performance, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Pankaj Chandra, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University
  • Tara Chaumont, Instructor of Education, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Jiun-Shiu Chen, Associate Professor of Management, Ph.D. from University of Memphis
  • Carrie Chrisco, Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Ph.D. from University of Southern Mississippi
  • Patti Christy, Assistant Professor of Graduate Nursing, D.N.P. from Texas Christian University
  • Byungkyun Chung, Associate Professor of Agricultural Sciences, Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University
  • Gregory Clark, Professor of Criminal Justice, Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University
  • Genia Coleman-Lee, Instructor of Paralegal Studies, J.D. from Southern University Law Center
  • Michael Connella, III, Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology, Ph.D. from Tulane University
  • Kimberly Conway-Pennick, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Nancy Cook, Assistant Professor of Spanish, M.A. from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Richard Cooley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Rita Costello, Associate Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Michael Crawford, Associate Professor of History, Ph.D. from University of Arizona
  • Baerbel Czennia, Associate Professor of Literature, Ph.D. from Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
  • William Dees, Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from Old Dominion University
  • James Dennison, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. from University of Colorado
  • Dimitrios Dermisis, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Ph.D. from University of Iowa
  • Sattaria Dilks, Professor of Graduate Nursing, D.N.P. from University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis
  • Weijin Dong, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Ph.D. from Tulane University
  • Robert Doucette, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from University of Iowa
  • Lori Dougherty, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Chris Douvris, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Tara Duck, Instructor of Biological Science, M.S. from University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Jacob Dugas, Assistant Professor of Art, M.F.A. from University of South Dakota
  • Gwendolyn Duhon, Associate Professor of Education, Ph.D. from Union Institute and University
  • Melonie Duhon, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Angela Durio, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Christine Eastman, Visiting Instructor of Mathematics, Ph.D. from Grand Canyon University
  • Musa Essayyad, Professor of Finance, Ph.D. from University of Alabama
  • Edward Ferguson, Associate Professor of Agricultural Sciences, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Wayne Fetter, Professor of Education, Ed.D. from Ball State University
  • Meghan Fleming, Associate Professor of Art, M.F.A. from Indiana University Bloomington
  • Amy Fleury, Professor of English, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • Laura Fontenot, Instructor of Education, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Nazie Fontenot, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Jennifer Foreman, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Todd Furman, Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D. from University of California at Santa Barbara
  • William Galose, Instructor of Economics, Ph.D. from University of Oregon
  • Devin Gandy, Instructor of Agricultural Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Brent Garner, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, M.S. from Southern Methodist University
  • Yvette Garner, Assistant Professor of Education, Ed.D. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • John Garst, Instructor of Voice, D.M.A. from University of North Texas
  • Philippe Girard, Professor of History, Ph.D. from Ohio University
  • Scott Goins, Professor of English-Classics, Ph.D. from Florida State University
  • Christine Gorton, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Patricia Graham, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S. from Texas Woman’s University
  • Anita Granger, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University
  • John Griffith, Jr., Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. from University of South Florida
  • Becky Griffith, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • John Griswold, Assistant Professor of English, M.F.A. from University of Miami
  • Marshal Guidry, Instructor of Orientation, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Elizabeth Hait, Associate Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Amber Hale, Assistant Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of Kentucky
  • Judy Hand, Associate Professor of Music, D.M.A. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Muhammad Haque, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ph.D. from University of Utah
  • Lyle Hardee, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Kevin Hargrave, Instructor of Health and Human Performance, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Deanna Harless, Assistant Professor of Nursing, D.N.P. from Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Janese Hebert, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • Jarvis Hebert, Instructor of Communication, M.S. from West Virginia University
  • Caroline Hennigan, Instructor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
  • Staci Henry, Instructor of Health and Human Performance, M.Ed., M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Peggy Hershberger, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Sonya Hidalgo, Instructor of Medical Laboratory Science, M.A.T. from McNeese State University
  • Juliana Hinton, Associate Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Justin Hoffman, Associate Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Debra Hollingsworth, Professor of Nutrition and Family Studies, Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University
  • Michael Horner, Instructor of English, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • Martha Hoskins, Instructor of History, M.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Courtney Huck Hebert, Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Rathnam Indurthy, Professor of Political Science, Ph.D. from University of Kansas
  • Kathy Jackson, Assistant Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of New Mexico
  • Jay Jacobs, Associate Professor of Music, Ph.D. from University of Florida
  • Linda Jaycox, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • William Jens, Associate Professor of Accounting, Ph.D. from University of Central Florida
  • Sarah Jessup, Instructor of Radiologic Sciences, M.S. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Rhonda Johnson, Associate Professor of Nursing, Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University
  • Debbie Johnson-Houston, Associate Professor of Library Science, M.A. from University of South Florida
  • Kathy Jones, Instructor of History, M.A. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Darryl Jones, Assistant Professor of Music, Ph.D. from Florida State University
  • Hillary Joubert, Instructor of English, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • David Kay, Instructor of Communication, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • John Keeling, III, Assistant Professor of History, Ph.D. from University of Georgia
  • Heather Kelley, Professor of Art, M.A. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • MD Kaisar Khan, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. from University of Central Florida
  • Deborah King, Professor of Education, Ph.D. from University of New Orleans
  • Nikos Kiritsis, Professor of Engineering, Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin
  • Kevin Kritsch, Assistant Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Shawri Landry, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Rod Lauderdale, Assistant Professor of Music, M.M. from Southern Methodist University
  • Meesook Lee, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Keagan Lejeune, Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Frederick “Chip” Lemieux, Professor of Agricultural Sciences-Animal Science, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Jeffrey Lemke, Professor of Music, D.M.A. from University of Arizona
  • Tracy Lepper, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from Texas Christian University
  • Zhuang Li, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. from Auburn University
  • Carol Lines, Assistant Professor of Music, D.M.A. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Qiu Liu, Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology, Ph.D. from University of Toledo
  • Ulysses Loken, Instructor of Music, M.Mus. from University of Oregon
  • Christopher Lowe, Assistant Professor of English, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • Eddie Lyons, Associate Professor of Wildlife Management, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University
  • Son Mai, Instructor of History, Ph.D. from Texas Tech University
  • Jerome Marcantel, Assistant Professor of Library Science, M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Robert Markstrom, Instructor of Communication, M.A. from North Dakota State University
  • Dena Matzenbacher, Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from Texas Christian University
  • Danielle Maxwell, Instructor of Biological Science, M.S. from Texas State University at San Marcos
  • Lee McBride, Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Andria McCann, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Bridget McDaniel, Assistant Professor of Art, M.A. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Charles McNeely, III, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, M.F.A. from University of New Orleans
  • George Mead, Jr., Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from University of South Florida
  • Melinda Melton, Instructor of Biological Science, M.A. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Cameron Melville, Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from Washington State University
  • Vipin Menon, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D. from Tulane University
  • Mark Merchant, Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University
  • Harry Meyer, Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of South Florida
  • Ray Miles, Professor of History, Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma
  • Banamber Mishra, Professor of Finance, Ph.D. from University of Alabama
  • Scott Mooty, Assistant Professor of Management, Ph.D. from The University of Memphis
  • Lina Morita, Associate Professor of Music, D.M.A. from Eastman School of Music University of Rochester
  • Kevin Murphy, Assistant Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from Boston University
  • Nidal Najjar, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from City University of New York
  • Trung Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Education, Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University
  • Angelique Ogea, Assistant Professor of Education, Ed.D. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • Gerard Ornas, Jr., Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from Texas Tech University
  • Mercy Palamuleni, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Ph.D. from Kansas State University
  • Sujeewa Palayangoda, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University
  • Carroll Patin, Jr., Instructor of Health and Human Performance, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Lonnie Phelps, Professor of Management, D.B.A. from Louisiana Tech University
  • Allison Puente, Instructor of Radiologic Sciences, M.S. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Shanmugan Puvanendran, Instructor of Chemistry, M.S. from Western Michigan University
  • Akm Rahman, Professor of Economics and Finance, Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University
  • Steven Rainey, Assistant Professor of Geography, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Lisa Reinauer, Professor of Art, M.F.A. from University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Lynn Reynolds, Associate Professor of Art, M.F.A. from University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Rebecca Riley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S. from Texas Woman’s University
  • Michael Roach, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, J.D. from Memphis State University
  • Bill Rose, Associate Professor of Music, M.M. from Michigan State University
  • Troy Sampere, Instructor of Environmental Science-Geology, Ph.D. from Tulane University
  • Larry Schuh, Associate Professor of Art, M.F.A. from Indiana University Bloomington
  • Julian Sconyers, Instructor of Music, D.M.A. from University of South Carolina
  • Dave Scott, Associate Professor of Music, M.M. from University of Louisville
  • Jan Scott, Assistant Professor of Music, M.M. from University of Louisville
  • Tracy Scott-Mclemore, Associate Professor of Education, Ph.D. from University of New Orleans
  • Kamal SeSalem, Associate Professor of Education, Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Betty Shamblin, Associate Professor of Nursing, D.N.P. from Samford University
  • Valerie Sharon, Instructor of Mathematics, Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University
  • Tom Shields, IV, Associate Professor of Agricultural Sciences, Ph.D. from Mississippi State University
  • Henry Sirgo, Professor of Political Science, Ph.D. from Florida State University
  • Michael Smith, Associate Professor of History, Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University - University Park Campus
  • Joseph Sneddon, Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from University of Strathclyde
  • Michael Soileau, Professor of Health and Human Performance, Ed.D. from Texas A&M University at Commerce
  • Loretta Spruel, Instructor of Computer Studies, M.S. from Nova Southeastern University
  • Tracy Standley, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Ph.D. from University of Alabama
  • Twila Sterling-Guillory, Associate Professor of Graduate Nursing, Ph.D. from Southern University at Baton Rouge
  • Jeffery Stevens, Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University
  • Steven Stinnett, Assistant Professor of Physics, Ph.D. from University of Alabama
  • William Storer, Associate Professor of Agricultural Sciences-Research, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Greg Stratton, Instructor of Communication and Theatre, M.F.A. from University of New Orleans
  • Chris Struchtemeyer, Assistant Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma
  • Jonathan Sullivan, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. from University of Alabama
  • Wannee Tangkham, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Science, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Lewis Temple, Associate Professor of Art, M.A. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Candice Thomas, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Troy Thompson, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Stewart Thompson, Assistant Professor of Family and Child Studies, Ph.D. from University of Kentucky
  • W. Steve Thompson, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Ph.D. from Capella University
  • Jeff Totten, Associate Professor of Marketing, D.B.A. from Louisiana Tech University
  • Jimmy Trahan, Instructor of English, M.A. from McNeese State University
  • Billy Turner, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Lonnie Turpin, Jr., Assistant Professor of Business Administration, D.E. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • Samantha VanDeman, Assistant Professor of Art, M.F.A. from Lesley University
  • Michael VanGossen, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University
  • Amy Veuleman, Instructor of Communication, M.A. from University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Mary Ann Wallace, Assistant Professor of Education, Ph.D. from New Mexico State University
  • Louise Walsh, Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Mississippi
  • Xiaoguang Wang, Instructor of Engineering, M.Eng. from McNeese State University
  • Ann Warner, Professor of Graduate Nursing, Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University
  • Olga Watts, Instructor of Accounting, M.B.A. from McNeese State University
  • Stan Weeber, Professor of Sociology, Ph.D. from University of North Texas
  • Karen Westfall, Instructor of Orientation, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Jamie Whelan, Professor of Geography, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Wendy Whelan, Assistant Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Faye White, Professor of Education, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Jeanne-Claire White, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, M.S. from Louisiana State University-A&M
  • Rachel Wilburn, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Anna Williams, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Christal Williams, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • Kathleen Williams, Assistant Professor of Education, Ed.D. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • Kathlene Williams, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Jodi Willis, Instructor of Orientation, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Peggy Wolfe, Professor of Graduate Nursing, Ph.D. from University of New York at Albany
  • Veronica Woodard, Associate Professor of Nursing, Ph.D. from Duplichain University
  • Mark Wygoda, Professor of Biological Science-Zoology, Ph.D. from University of Florida
  • Barbara Wyman, Instructor of English, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • Bruce Wyman, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Ph.D. from University of Texas at Dallas
  • Bei Xei, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Kevin Yaudes, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Kay Zekany, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Ph.D. from University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Ning Zhang, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. from Kansas State University
  • Yixin Zhang, Professor of Education, Ed.D. from Texas A&M University at Commerce