Faculty by Department

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Art and Visual Culture Department

Turner Art Center

phone 318-869-5261
fax 318-869-5184
www.centenary.edu/art

Bruce Allen • 318-869-5260
 Turner Art Center, 107
Chair of the Department; Professor of Art
B.A., Centenary College, 1975. B.S., Centenary College, 1977. M.F.A., University of Wyoming, 1981.

Michelle Glaros • 318-869-5264
 Turner Art Center, 108
Associate Professor of Art; R.Z Biedenharn Eminent Scholars Chair of Communication
B.A., University of North Florida, 1988. M.A., University of Florida, 1991. Ph.D., University of Florida, 1996.

Jessica Hawkins • 318-841-7273
 Turner Art Center, 101
Assistant Professor of Communications
B.S., Harding University, 2004. M.F.A., Louisiana Tech University, 2011.

Lisa Nicoletti • 318-869-5261
Professor of Art History & Visual Studies
B.A., Augsburg College, 1990. M.A., University of Minnesota, 1993. M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999.

Sarah Sherry • 703-678-6409
Lecturer in Art
B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana, 2001. M.Arch, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2004.

Biology Department

second floor of Mickle Hall

phone 318-869-5212
fax 318-869-5740
www.centenary.edu/biology

Scott Chirhart • 318-869-5209
 Mickle Hall, 208
Associate Professor & Department Chair of Biology; Warters Chair of Biology Department
B.S., Southwestern University, 1998. Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2003.

Cristina Caldari • 318-869-5545
 Mickle Hall, 205
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2002. M.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, 2005. Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, 2009.

Beth Leuck • 318-869-5211
 Mickle Hall, 213B
Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair of Neurobiology
B.S., Michigan State University, 1973. M.S., University of Oklahoma, 1975. Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1980.

Ed Leuck • 318-869-5212
 Mickle Hall, 216
Professor of Biology
B.S., Michigan State University, 1973. M.S., University of Oklahoma, 1975. Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1980.

Rebecca Murphy • 318-869-5097
 Mickle Hall, 207
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Centenary College of Louisiana, 2006. Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2012.

Jarret Richardson • 318-869-5231
 Mickle Hall, 206
Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
B.S., Tarleton State University, 2005. Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2013.

Biophysics Department

first floor & basement of Mickle Hall

phone 318-869-5219
www.centenary.edu/physics

Kinsey Cotton Kelly • 318-869-5218
 Mickle, 07A
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Louisiana Tech University, 2007. Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University, 2013.

Chandra Pokhrel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
B.E., Kathmandu University, 1992. Ph.D., Kent State University, 2009. M.A., Ryerson University, 2013.

Frost School of Business

second floor of Jackson Hall

phone 318-869-5141
fax 318-869-5139
www.centenary.edu/business

Chris Martin • 318-869-5149
 Jackson Hall, 210
Dean of the Frost School of Business; Linco Eminent Scholars Chair of Business Administration
B.S., Vanderbilt University, 1981. M.A., Southern Methodist University, 1983. Ph.D., The Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987.

Donald Armand • 318-869-5141
Lecturer in Business
B.A., Louisiana State University. J.D., Tulane University.

Harold Christensen • 318-869-5130
 Jackson Hall, 214
Professor of Economics; Director of the Economic Education Center
B.A., Oklahoma State University, 1971. M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1975. Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 1979.

Barbara Davis • 318-869-5153
 Jackson Hall, 205
Samuel Guy Sample Endowed Chair of Business Administration; Professor of Accounting & Finance
B.S., Louisiana State University - Shreveport, 1978. M.B.A., Louisiana State University in Shreveport, 1984. D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1995.

Douglas Fryett • 318-869-5141
Lecturer in Business
B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1974. M.B.A., Northland University, 1983.

Duke Griffey • 318-869-5141
 Jackson Hall, 215
Lecturer in Business & Executive in Residence
B.S., University of Tulsa, 1964. M.B.A., Centenary College, 1997.

S. Maurice "Maury" Hicks • 318-869-5141
Lecturer in Business
B.A., Texas Christian University, 1974. J.D., Louisiana State University Law Center, 1977.

David Hoaas • 318-869-5148
 Jackson Hall, 212
Professor of Economics
B.S., Bemidji State University, 1982. M.A., Duke University, 1983. Ph.D., Duke University, 1986.

Patricia Humphrey • 318-869-5141
Lecturer in Business
B.S., Louisiana State University-Shreveport, 1990. M.A., Louisiana State University-Shreveport, 1991. D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1999.

Donald Jagot • 318-518-1690
 Jackson Hall, 215
Lecturer in Business
B.S., Louisiana State University - New Orleans, 1967. M.B.A., Tulane University, 1986.

Johnette Magner • 318-869-5141
Lecturer in Business
B.S., University of Texas. M.A., Louisiana State University - Shreveport. Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Kenneth Morrow • 318-869-5141
Lecturer in Business
B.S., Centenary College of Louisiana. M.B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana.

Betsy Rankin • 318-869-5155
 Jackson Hall, 208
Professor of Economics
B.A., Auburn University, 1978. M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1980. Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1983.

Kyle Ristig • 318-869-5141
 Jackson Hall, 207
Lecturer in Business
B.S., Arkansas Tech University. M.A., Louisiana Tech University. M.B.A., Louisiana Tech University. D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University.

Helen Sikes • 318-869-5182
 Jackson Hall, 204
Professor of Accounting & Finance
B.S., Louisiana State University in Shreveport, 1984. M.B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1989. D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1995.

M. Lea Stroud • 318-869-5154
 Jackson Hall, 206
Lecturer in Business
B.S., Louisiana Tech University, 1979. J.D., Tulane Law School, 1992.

Chemistry Department

third floor of Mickle Hall

phone 318-869-5229
www.centenary.edu/chemistry

Joshua Lawrence • 318-841-7362
 Mickle Hall, 306
Chair of the Chemistry Department; Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Rhodes College, 1998. Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.

Ernest Blakeney • 318-869-5230
 Mickle Hall, 316
Sklar Chair of Chemistry
B.S., Spring Hill College, 1960. M.S., Mississippi State University, 1970. Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1972.

John Sedlak • 318-797-1891
Lecturer in Chemistry
B.Ch.E, Rensselaer Poly, 1961. M.A., St. Joseph College, 1966. Ph.D., Carleton University, 1971.

Thomas Ticich • 318-869-5229
 Mickle Hall, 309
Velma Davis Grayson Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair of Chemistry
B.S., Cook College, Rutgers University, 1982. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1988.

Kathrine Weeks • 318-869-5221
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Centenary College of Louisiana, 2005. Ph.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences, 2010.

Education Department

Centenary Square

phone 318-869-5223
www.centenary.edu/education

Dominic Salinas • 318-869-5225
 Centenary Square, 203-J
Director of Department of Education; Instructor
B.S., Louisiana State University-Shreveport, 1977. M.S., Louisiana Tech University, 1982. Ed.D., Vanderbilt University, 1998.

Karen Eason • 318-869-5223
Lecturer in Education
B.S., Centenary College of Louisiana, 1993. Ed.S., Louisiana State University, 1996. Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2000.

Arleen Hague • 318-869-5069
Lecturer in Education
B.A., Louisiana State University at Shreveport, 1987. M.Ed., Louisiana State University at Shreveport, 1992.

Genell Harris • 318-869-5066
 Centenary Square, 203C
Lecturer in Education
B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1977. M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1981. Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, 1993.

Sharon Little • 318-869-5065
 Centenary Square, 203B
Visiting Lecturer in Education
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1971. M.Ed., University of New Orleans, 1976. Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 1997.

Barzanna White • 318-869-5223
Lecturer in Education
B.S., Louisiana State University-Shreveport, 1986. Sp.Ed., Louisiana State University-Shreveport, 1989. Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1996.

English Department

third floor of Jackson Hall

phone 318-869-5254
www.centenary.edu/english

Jeanne Hamming • 318-869-5082
Chair of the English Department; Associate Professor of English
B.A., Grand Valley State University, 1995. M.A., West Virginia University, 1997. Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2003.

David Havird • 318-869-5085
 Jackson Hall, 311
Professor of English
B.A., University of South Carolina, 1974. M.A., University of South Carolina, 1976. Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1986.

Jeff Hendricks • 318-869-5086
George A. Wilson Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair of American Literature
B.A., Centenary College, 1975. M.A., University of Illinois, 1976. Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1983.

Jeffrey Kallenberg 
Lecturer in English
B.A., Columbia University, 2003.

Earle Labor • 318-869-5084
Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1949. M.A., Southern Methodist University, 1952. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1961.

Michael Laffey • 318-869-5249
Lecturer in English
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1993. M.A., University of Florida, 1997.

George Newtown • 318-869-5083
 Jackson Hall, 310
Professor of English
B.A., University of Arkansas. M.Phil., Yale University. Ph.D., Yale University.

Steve Shelburne • 318-869-5255
Brown Professor of English
B.A., Furman University, 1978. M.A., Claremont Graduate School, 1979. Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1987.

Foreign Languages Department

third floor of Jackson Hall

phone 318-869-5254
fax 318-869-5411
www.centenary.edu/french
www.centenary.edu/spanish

Dana Kress • 318-869-5252
Chair of the Foreign Language Department; Professor of French
B.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1976. M.A., University of Tennessee, 1985. Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1992.

Laura Addington • 318-869-5252
Lecturer in Spanish
B.S., Centenary College of Louisiana, 1983. M.L.A., Louisiana State University, 2002. M.Ed., Louisiana State University, 2003.

Heather Leland
Lecturer in Spanish
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi. M.A.T., University of Southern Mississippi.

Maureen Murov • 318-869-5259
 Jackson Hall, 306 B
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Smith College, 1992. M.Phil., Yale University, 1994. Ph.D., Yale University, 1996.

Genevieve Tournebize • 318-869-5252
Lecturer in Foreign Language

Geology Department

first floor of Mickle Hall

phone 318-869-5234
fax 318-869-5203
www.centenary.edu/geology

David Bieler • 318-869-5234
 Mickle Hall, 119
Chair of Geology Department; Associate Professor of Geology
A.B., Oberlin College, 1971. A.M., Dartmouth College, 1974. Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1983.

Scott Vetter • 318-869-5055
William Woolf Endowed Professorial Chair of Geology
B.S., Millersville University, 1981. M.S., North Carolina State University, 1984. Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1989.

History and Political Science Department

basement of Magale Library

phone 318-869-5180
www.centenary.edu/history

Sam Shepherd • 318-869-5187
 Magale Library, 22A
Chair of the Department; Professor of History
B.A., University of Delaware, 1970. M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1972. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1980.

John Bailey • 318-869-5121
 Magale Library, Basement 22-B
Lecturer in History
B.A., Idaho State University, 1975. M.A., University of Oregon, 1977.

Chad Fulwider • 318-869-5185
 Magale Library, 23A
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., East Tennessee State University, 1998. M.A., Florida International University, 2000. Ph.D., Emory University, 2008.

Matt Murphy • 318-869-5186
 Magale Library, 23B
Assistant Professor of Political Science
A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1991. M.A., Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1994. Ph.D., University of California - San Diego, 2012.

Christopher Parker • 318-869-5180
 Magale Library, 24A
Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Colgate University, 2005. M.A., SUNY at Stony Brook, 2008. Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook, 2011.

Mathematics Department

Wright Mathematics Building

phone 318-869-5035
www.centenary.edu/math

David Thomas • 318-869-5035
 Wright Math Building, 109
Chair of the Mathematics Department; Irene Wright Mathematics Department Eminent Scholars Endowed Professor
B.S., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1969. M.S., Tulane University, 1973. Ph.D., Tulane University, 1974.

Katherine Brandl • 318-869-5205
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., University of California Santa Cruz, 1995. M.S., University of Oregon, 1997. Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2001.

Young "Paul" Kim
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Kwangwoon University, 1997. M.S., University of Texas-Arlington, 2001. Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2011.

Deborah Shepherd • 318-869-5206
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., S. Illinois Unviersity, 1990. M.S., S. Illinois University, 1996. Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University, 2001.

Hurley School of Music

Hurley Music Building

phone 318-869-5235
fax 318-869-5248
www.centenary.edu/music

Gale Odom • 318-869-5235
Dean of the Hurley School of Music; Professor of Music
B.M., North Texas State University, 1975. M.M., Indiana University, 1978. D.M.A., University of North Texas, 1991.

Janice Aiken • 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music
B.M., Conservatory of Music Cincinnati, 1978. M.Mus., Conservatory of Cincinnati, 2003.

Leon Brown • 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music
A.B., Stanford University, 1979. M.A., San Jose State at California, 1992.

Laura Crawford • 318-869-5639
Lecturer in Music ; Director of the Suzuki Violin School
B.M., University of Texas--Austin, 1975. M.M., University of Texas--Austin, 1976.

Cathy DeRousse • 318-841-7239 • 318-841-7239
Lecturer in Music
B.M., Oklahoma Baptist University, 1975. M.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979.

Adrienne Gabriel • 318-869-5235
Adjunct in Music
B.M., New England Conservatory, 1979.

Todd Gabriel • 318-869-5403
 Hurley Music Building, 209
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., The Juilliard School, 1980. M.M., Louisiana State University, 1984. D.M.A., University of Arizona, 2003.

David Hobson • 318-869-5200
 Anderson Choral Building, 122
A.C. "Cheesy" Voran Choir Director Eminent Scholars Endowed Professor; Lecturer in Music
B.M., Centenary College of LA, 1998. M.S.M., Emory University, 2003. D.M.A., Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, 2010.

Terry Hopkins • 318-869-5135
 Hurley Music Building, 208
Part-time Lecturer in Music
B.M.E., Northwestern State University, 1977. M.M., Northwestern State University, 1989.

Sally Hundemer • 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music
B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1971.

Tom Hundemer • 318-869-5247
 Hurley Music Library
Lecturer in Music
B.M., University of Southern Mississippi, 1976. M.A., University of Iowa, 1979.

Robert Maynard • 318-869-5235
Adjunct in Music
B.M., Northeast Louisiana University, 1980.

Thomas Phillips • 318-869-5235
Adjunct in Music
B.M., University of Missouri, 1972. M.A., University of Iowa, 1975. M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1983.

Joy Ratcliff • 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music
B.M., Centenary College, 1977. M.A., San Jose State University, 1981.

Charles Regauer • 318-869-5728
String Teacher & Administrator for Suzuki School
B.A., Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil, 2010. M.Mus., University of New Mexico, 2014.

Twyla Robinson
Artist in Residence
B.M., Centenary College of Louisiana, 1993. M.M., Indiana University, 1999.

Michael Scarlato • 318-869-5235
Adjunct in Music
B.M., Centenary College, 1977. M.M., University of Miami, 1982.

Ross Smith • 318-869-5071
 Hurley Music Building, 112
Associate Professor Of Music
B.M., Brigham Young University, 1992. M.M., University of Michigan, 1994. D.M.A., University of Michigan, 1997.

Chandler Teague • 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music
B.M., Centenary College, 1974.

Kristina Vaska-Haas • 318-869-5235
Adjunct in Music
B.M., SUNY Postdam, 1982. M.M., Northern Illinois University, 1984.

Holly Watson • 318-869-5235
Adjunct in Music
B.M., Birmingham-Southern College, 1983. M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1984. D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, 1987.

Cory Wikan • 318-869-5175
 Anderson Choral Building, 114
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Luther College, 1999. M.M., Northwestern University, 2002. D.M.A., Boston University, 2014.

Theresa Zale Bridges • 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music
B.M., Northwestern University, 1985. M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1988.

Philosophy Department

second floor of Smith Building

phone 318-869-5698
fax 318-869-5168
www.centenary.edu/philosophy

Chris Ciocchetti • 318-734-9015
Chair of the Philosophy Department; Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.Phil., Cornell College, 1995. M.A., University of Kentucky, 1997. Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2000.

Hsiang-Yun Chen
Visitng Assistant Professor; CFD Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.A., National Taiwan University, 2002. Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2012.

Psychology Department

Centenary Square

phone 318-841-7269
www.centenary.edu/psychology

Amy Hammond • 318-841-7267
 Centenary Square, 213
Chair of the Psychology Department; Associate Professor in Psychology
B.A., University of California at Irvine, 1991. M.A., Rice University, 1996. M.A., University of Chicago, 2003. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2006.

Jessica E. Alexander • 318-841-7268
 Centenary Square, 221B
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Hendrix College, 2003. M.A., Emory University, 2005. Ph.D., Emory University, 2009.

Adam Blancher • 318-841-7267
Lecturer in Psychology
B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana, 2002. M.S., University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2004. M.A., Louisiana Tech University, 2009. Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University, 2011.

Dennis Poepsel • 318-841-7269
 Centenary Square, 221B
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., William Jewell College, 2006. M.S., University of Central Missouri, 2009. Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2013.

Religious Studies Department

first floor of Smith Building

phone 318-869-5049
fax 318-869-5168
www.centenary.edu/religion

David Otto • 318-869-5051
 Smith Building, 116
Chair of the Religious Studies Department; Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Centenary College, 1983. M.A., Scarritt Graduate School, 1985. Ed.D., Vanderbilt University, 1990.

Jana De Benedetti • 318-869-5049
Lecturer in Religious Studies
B.A., State University of New York, 1981. M.A., State University of New York, 1986. D.A., State University of New York, 1997.

Spencer Dew • 318-869-5050
 Smith Building, 121C
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1997. M.A., University of Chicago Divinity School, 2001. Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School, 2009.

Peter Huff • 318-869-5049
T.L. James Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair of Religion
B.A., Mercer University, 1980. M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984. Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 1994.

Sociology Department

basement of Magale Library; Centenary Square

phone 318-869-5161
www.centenary.edu/sociology

Loren Demerath • 318-869-5161
Chair of Sociology Department; Professor of Sociology
B.A., University of Massachusetts--Amherst, 1986. M.A., Indiana University, 1992. Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995.

Stuart McMahen • 318-869-5161
Lecturer in Sociology
B.A., Centenary College. J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2008.

Henry Clay Walker • 318-869-5161
Lecturer in Sociology
B.S., Lewis & Clark College, 1993. J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 1998.

Michelle Wolkomir • 318-869-5054
 Magale Library, 20A
Professor of Sociology; Crawford Chair of Liberal Arts
B.A., Dickinson College, 1988. M.A., North Carolina State University, 1991. Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1999.

Theatre Department

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

phone 318-869-5242
www.centenary.edu/theatre

Don Hooper • 318-869-5076
Chair of Theatre and Dance Department; Professor Theatre and Dance
B.A., East Texas State University, 1980. M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 1982.

Katie DuPont • 318-869-5242
Lecturer in Dance
B.A., Centenary College of LA, 2005.

Josephine Glorioso 
Lecturer in Theatre
B.A., Centenary College, 1972. M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, 1976.

Anna Maria Keele • 318-869-5242
Lecturer in Dance
B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana, 1992. J.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1996.

Anna Kirkes
Lecturer In Dance
B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana, 2009. M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2011.

Keeley Pratt • 318-869-5137
Adjunct Lecturer in Dance
B.S., Centenary College of Louisiana, 2001.

M. Logan Sledge
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana, 2000. M.F.A., California State University, 2003.

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