Oct 25, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Faculty


Faculty is defined as full-time members of the academic staff having the rank of instructor or higher. Click here  to download this list as an Excel file that includes college and department.

  • Ahmed Abdel-Mohti, Associate Professor of Engineering (Civil), Ph.D. from University of Nevada - Reno
  • C. Mitchell Adrian, Professor of Management, D.B.A. from Mississippi State University
  • Darren Alcock, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Md Al-Emran, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Jarrette Allen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and French, Ph.D. from Tulane University
  • Srinivasan Ambatipati, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. from Clarkson University
  • Catherine Anderson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D. from University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Rhonda Anderson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, M.S. from University of Phoenix
  • 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
  • Morgan Authement, Instructor of Mass Communication, M.B.A. from McNeese State University
  • Corliss Badeaux, Instructor of English, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • Sarah Baker, Assistant Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Megan Baldwin, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Seyed Baradaran Aghili, Professor of Engineering (Electrical), Ph.D. from Florida Institute of Technology
  • Jennifer Barrow, Associate Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from University of Phoenix
  • Carl Bartling, Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from Kansas State University
  • Kenneth Baskin, Professor of Art, M.F.A. from University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Susie Beasley, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Lonnie Beene, Assistant Professor of Library Science, M.L.S. from Ball State University
  • Christa Bell, Instructor of Communication, M.A. from Gonzaga University
  • Lonny Benoit, Associate Professor of Music, D.M.A. from University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  • Lori Benoit, Assistant Professor of Education, M.A. from McNeese State University
  • 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 Spanish, Ph.D. from Florida State University
  • Derek Blakeley, Assistant Professor of History, Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis
  • Mary Bloomquist, Assistant Professor of Library Science, M.S. from University of North Texas
  • Kiran Boggavarapu, Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from University of Hyderabad
  • Kim Bowman, Associate Professor of Spanish, Ph.D. from University of Arkansas
  • Greg Bradley, Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Linda Brannon, Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin
  • Geneva Breaux, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Amy Bufford, Professor of Health Systems Management and Nursing, Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University
  • Johannes Bulhof, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania
  • Jennifer Bushnell, Clinical Assistant Professor 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, Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D. from Duquesne University
  • Carol Campbell, Associate Professor of Sociology, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • Neil Carnes, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from Auburn University
  • Katrina Carter, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S. from Texas Woman’s University
  • Pankaj Chandra, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University
  • Jiun-Shiu Chen, Associate Professor of Management, Ph.D. from University of Memphis
  • HaeJu Choi, Instructor of Music, D.M.A. from Arizona State University
  • Patti Christy, Associate Professor of Nursing, D.N.P. from Texas Christian University
  • Byungkyun Chung, Professor of Agricultural Sciences, Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University
  • Ashleigh Clark, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S. from Georgetown University
  • Gregory Clark, Professor of Criminal Justice, Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University
  • Benjamin Cold, Assistant Professor of Music, D.M.A. from University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Michael Connella, III, Assistant Professor of Engineering (Electrical), Ph.D. from Tulane University
  • Kimberly Conway-Pennick, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • 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
  • Jeanne M. Daboval, Professor of Education, D.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University
  • Hamzah Davarikia, Assistant Professor of Engineering (Electrical), Ph.D. from Louisiana State University
  • William Dees, Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from Old Dominion University
  • Dimitrios Dermisis, Associate Professor of Engineering (Civil), Ph.D. from University of Iowa
  • Tari Dilks, Professor of Nursing, D.N.P. from University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis
  • Cassandra Ditt, Assistant Professor of Marketing, D.B.A. from Louisiana Tech University
  • 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
  • Tara Duck, Instructor of Biological Science, M.S. from University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Christine Duff, Assistant Professor of Education, Ph.D. from University of Central Florida
  • 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
  • Musa Essayyad, Professor of Finance, Ph.D. from University of Alabama
  • Barbara Ewalt, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Ed.D. from Grand Canyon 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
  • Walt Fontane, Associate Professor of Library Science, M.A. from University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Laura Fontenot, Instructor of Education, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Patrice Fontenot, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from Chamberlain University College of Nursing
  • Todd Furman, Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D. from University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Thomas Galmarini, Assistant Professor of Art, M.F.A. from University of Hartford
  • William Galose, Assistant Professor 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 Engineering (Electrical), M.S. from Southern Methodist University
  • Yvette Garner, Assistant Professor of Education, Ed.D. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • Philippe Girard, Professor of History, Ph.D. from Ohio University
  • Scott Goins, Professor of English, Ph.D. from Florida State University
  • Christine Gorton, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Becky Griffith, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • John Griffith, Jr., Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. from University of South Florida
  • Jules Guei, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Danielle Guillory, Associate Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Elizabeth Hait, Associate Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Amber Hale, Associate 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
  • Doreen Hanke, Assistant Professor of Management, Ph.D. from Texas A&M International University
  • Muhammad Haque, Associate Professor of Sociology, Ph.D. from University of Utah
  • Lyle Hardee, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Kevin Hargrave, Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Deanna Harless, Assistant Professor of Nursing, D.N.P. from Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Chris Hebert, Instructor of Communication, M.S. from West Virginia University
  • Courtney H. Hebert, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Ed.D. from A.T. Still University
  • Janese Hebert, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • Caroline Hennigan, Assistant Professor 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. and M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Peggy Hershberger, Assistant Professor of Nursing, D.N.P. from Samford University
  • Sonya Hidalgo, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory Science, M.A.T. from McNeese State University
  • Sierra Higgins, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Juliana Hinton, Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • Justin Hoffman, Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Michael Horner, Assistant Professor of English, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • Martha Hoskins, Instructor of History, M.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Barbie Houssiere, Assistant Professor of Library Science, M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • Joel Jackson, Instructor of Agricultural Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Kathy Jackson, Associate Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of New Mexico
  • Linda Jaycox, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • William Jens, Professor of Accounting, Ph.D. from University of Central Florida
  • Rosemary Jesionowski, Assistant Professor of Art, M.F.A. from Indiana University Bloomington
  • 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
  • Darryl Jones, Assistant Professor of Music, Ph.D. from Florida State University
  • Kathy Jones, Instructor of History, M.A. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • 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
  • Constance Kersten, Instructor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of Idaho
  • 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
  • Jacquelyn Lankford, Assistant Professor of Music, M.M. from University of North Texas
  • Rod Lauderdale, Assistant Professor of Music, M.M. from Southern Methodist University
  • Jennifer Lavergne, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Angela LeBreton, Assistant Professor of Education, Ed.D. from Northcentral University
  • Brian Lee, Assistant Professor of History, Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Meesook Lee, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Keagan Lejeune, Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Jeffrey Lemke, Professor of Music, D.M.A. from University of Arizona
  • Zhuang Li, 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 (Electrical), Ph.D. from University of Toledo
  • Kameron Lunon, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, M.F.A. from University of Central Arkansas
  • Eddie Lyons, Professor of Wildlife Management, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University
  • Christin Manuel, Instructor of Health and Human Performance, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Jerome Marcantel, Assistant Professor of Library Science, M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • Alicia Mariano, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, M.F.A. from McNeese State University
  • 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
  • David McGraw, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from Louisiana Tech University
  • Rebecca McNabb, Instructor of Accounting, B.S. from Louisiana Tech University
  • Charles McNeely, III, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, M.F.A. from University of New Orleans
  • 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
  • Kelli Miguez, Instructor of Education, M.Ed. from University of Texas at Arlington
  • Banamber Mishra, Professor of Finance, Ph.D. from University of Alabama
  • Elizabeth T. Moore, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences, B.S. from McNeese State University
  • Mitchell Morgan, Assistant Professor of Engineering (Electrical), M.Eng. from McNeese State University
  • Lina Morita, Associate Professor of Music, D.M.A. from Eastman School of Music University of Rochester
  • Patricia Morrell, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, D.N.P. from Loyola University New Orleans
  • Trung Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Education, Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University
  • William B. Noseworthy, Assistant Professor of History, M.A. from University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Brian Nozny, Assistant Professor of Music, D.M.A. from University of Kentucky
  • Ilya A. Okhotnikov, Assistant Professor of Family Science, Ph.D. from University of Kentucky
  • Gerard Ornas, Jr., Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. from Texas Tech University
  • Mercy Palamuleni, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ph.D. from Kansas State University
  • Timothy Pardue, Instructor of Music, M.M. from University of Arkansas
  • Smita Patil, Instructor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from Kansas State University
  • Jeanne-Claire Patin, Assistant Professor of Accounting, M.S. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • Carroll Patin, Jr., Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Kathleen Pender, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Lonnie Phelps, Professor of Management, D.B.A. from Louisiana Tech University
  • Lydia Powers, Instructor of Art, B.A. from McNeese State University
  • Allison Puente, Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences, M.S. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Akm Rahman, Professor of Economics and Finance, Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University
  • Steven Rainey, Associate 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
  • Becky Riley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S. from Texas Woman’s University
  • Michael Roach, Assistant Professor of Accounting, J.D. from Memphis State University
  • Jan Robichaux, Associate Professor of Education, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • Bill Rose, Associate Professor of Music, M.M. from Michigan State University
  • Firouz Rosti, Assistant Professor of Engineering (Civil), Ph.D. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • MD Sakib, Associate Professor of Marketing, M.S. from Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • Troy Sampere, Instructor of Geology, Ph.D. from Tulane University
  • Larry Schuh, Associate Professor of Art, M.F.A. from Indiana University Bloomington
  • Julian Sconyers, Assistant Professor of Music, D.M.A. from University of South Carolina
  • Phoenix Sconzert-Hall, Instructor of Chemistry, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Kristin C. Scott, Assistant Professor of Management, Ph.D. from University of Texas at Tyler
  • Fara Seal, Instructor of Education, M.Ed. from McNeese State University
  • Betty Shamblin, Associate Professor of Nursing, D.N.P. from Samford University
  • Tom Shields, IV, Associate Professor of Agricultural Sciences, Ph.D. from Mississippi State University
  • Terri Simpson, Assistant Professor of Education, Ed.D. from University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Lauren Smith, Instructor of Biological Science, Pharm.D. from Xavier University
  • Michael Smith, Professor of History, Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University - University Park Campus
  • Michael Soileau, Professor of Health and Human Performance, Ed.D. from Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • Micheil Spillane, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Ph.D. from Baylor University
  • Tracy Standley, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Ph.D. from University of Alabama
  • Twila Sterling-Guillory, Professor of Nursing, Ph.D. from Southern University at Baton Rouge
  • William Storer, Professor of Agricultural Sciences, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • Chris Struchtemeyer, Associate Professor of Biological Science, Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma
  • Grace Su, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Ramalingam Subramaniam, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. from Anna University
  • Weiwei Sun, Instructor of Physics, Ph.D. from University of Arkansas at Littman
  • Wannee Tangkham, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • Mary Teem, Assistant Professor of Psychology, M.S. from Mercer University
  • Lewis Temple, Associate Professor of Art, M.A. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Vidura Thalangamaarachchige, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from Texas Tech University
  • Candice Thomas, Instructor of Mathematical Sciences, M.S. from McNeese State University
  • Joanna Thompson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from Texas Christian University
  • Troy Thompson, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • W. Steve Thompson, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Ph.D. from Capella University
  • Pati Threatt, Associate Professor of Library Science, M.L.I.S. from University of Texas at Austin
  • Joyce Toland, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from Lamar University
  • Jimmy Trahan, Instructor of English, M.A. from McNeese State University
  • Maria Josee Troutman, Assistant Professor of English and Spanish, M.A. from University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Joseph Tuminello, III, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ph.D. from University of North Texas
  • Lonnie Turpin, Jr., Associate Professor of Business Administration, D.E. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • Morgan Turpin, Instructor of Business Administration, M.B.A. from McNeese State University
  • Lisa Vandenbossche, Assistant Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Rochester
  • Michael VanGossen, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University
  • Kriti Vashisht, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
  • Hal Vaughan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. from University of Mississippi
  • Diane Verrill, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ph.D. from University of Texas at Dallas
  • Stephen Verrill, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Ph.D. from University of South Florida
  • Amy Veuleman, Instructor of Communication, M.A. from University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Louise Walsh, Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Mississippi
  • Kimberly Wanamaker, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N. from McNeese State University
  • Amelia Washington, Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S. from Grand Canyon University
  • Monica Weber, Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences, M.S. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Stan Weeber, Professor of Sociology, Ph.D. from University of North Texas
  • Wendy Whelan, Associate Professor of English, Ph.D. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Janeal White, Assistant Professor of Family Science, M.S. from Lamar University - Beaumont
  • Earlisha Whitfield, Associate Professor of Education, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University - A&M
  • Rachel Wilburn, 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, Associate 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
  • Peggy Wolfe, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Ph.D. from University of New York at Albany
  • Mark Wygoda, Professor of Biological Science, 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 Xie, Assistant Professor of Engineering (Computer), 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, Associate Professor of Accounting, Ph.D. from University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Ning Zhang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. from Kansas State University

Updated 08/25/2021