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Art and Visual Culture Department

Turner Art Center

phone 318-869-5261
fax 318-869-5184

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.

Curt Youngblood

Biology Department

second floor of Mickle Hall

phone 318-869-5212
fax 318-869-5740

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 • 318-869-5231
 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 • 318-869-5545
 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

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

Chandra Pokhrel • 318-869-5217
 Mickle Hall, Room 9
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

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.

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.

Andrew Lambert

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

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 • 318-869-5183
 Jackson Hall, room 207
Assistant Professor of Management
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.

Chemistry Department

third floor of Mickle Hall

phone 318-869-5229

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.

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

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.

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 Instructor 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

Jeanne Hamming • 318-869-5082
 Jackson Hall, 313
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
 Jackson Hall, 307
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
 Jackson Hall
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

Dana Kress • 318-869-5252
 Jackson Hall
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.

Andia Augustin-Billy • 318-869-5251
 Jackson Hall, 306C
Assistant Professor in French
B.A., Lee University, 2002. M.A., Univeristy of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008. Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2015.

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

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
 Mickle Hall, 01
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

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

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.

Conway Link

Hurley School of Music

Hurley Music Building

phone 318-869-5235
fax 318-869-5248

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.

Elizabeth Grondin • 318-869-5728
String Teacher and Administrator for Suzuki
B.M., University of Evansville - Evansville, Indiana, 2009. M.M., University of Minnesota, 2011.

David Hobson • 318-869-5200
 Anderson Choral Building, 122
Director of Choral Activities; Lecturer in Music; A.C. "Cheesy" Voran Choir Director Eminent Scholars Endowed Professor
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.

Charles Powers
 Hurley Building, 103
Lecturer - Music

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 • 318-869-5174
Artist in Residence
M.M., Indiana University. B.M., Centenary College of Louisiana, 1993.

Dan Santelices
 Hurley Music Building, 205
Lecturer in Music
B.M., Johns Hopkins University, 1985. M.M., Northern Illinois University, 1987.

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

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
Assistant Professor of Philosophy; 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

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.

Melissa Fuller-Killgore
B.A., Louisiana Tech. M.S., University of Memphis.

Jennifer Hodges-Crowder

Religious Studies Department

first floor of Smith Building

phone 318-869-5049
fax 318-869-5168

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.

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.

Sociology Department

basement of Magale Library; Centenary Square

phone 318-869-5161

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.

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

Don Hooper • 318-869-5076
 MLP, 102
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.

M. Logan Sledge • 318-869-5720
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana, 2000. M.F.A., California State University, 2003.

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