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Faculty and Staff Directory



AHSS = Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building
BAB = Bashful Administration Building
CBA = College of Business & Public Administration
CEHD = College of Education and Human Development
CC = Conference Center
HPE = Health & Physical Education Building
HOUS = Housing / Residential Life
ITC = Information Technology Center
LCMC = Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex
LIB = Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library
MB = Maintenance Building
MCSSWB = Millie M. Charles School of Social Work Building
NATSCI = Natural Sciences Building
SBI = Small Business Incubator Building
= University Center


Photo Name Title Email Phone
Abdul-Salaam, Connie Abdul-Salaam, Connie, M.A. Assistant Professor 504-286-5219
Adams, Bruce, M.S. Chief of Police 504-284-5432
Adegboye, David S., Ph.D. Professor of Biology 504-286-5097
Aldridge, Precious Ph.D. Associate Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs 504-286-5043
Alexander, Camille Administrative Specialist/Supervisor/Budget Manager, Social Work 504-284-5453
Alijani, David, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Computer Information Systems 504-286-5142
Altamirano, Marco Ajunct Instructor

Amedee, George, Ph.D. Emmett Bashful Endowed Chair and Professor, Political Science 504-286-5392
Dr. James H.  Ammons, Jr. Ammons Jr., James H., Ph.D. Chancellor 504-286-5311
Dr. Kimberly Andrews Andrews, Kimberly R., Ph.D. Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness 504-286-5326
Atteia, Bashir, Ph.D. Atteia, Bashir, Ph.D. Professor of Biology 504-284-5405
Karla Ayala Ayala, Karla Library Specialist, Library 504-286-5385
Azzarello, Robert Azzarello, Robert, Ph.D. Associate Professor and English Program Coordinator 504-286-5060
Bachus, Sherry, Ph. D. Child Development and Family Studies Chair/Director and AAFCS Accreditation Coordinator 504-286-5334
Bailey, Timotea, M.A. Director of Student Services, College of Business and Public Administration 504-286-5193
Ballard, Jairus MHI, RHIA, CLT, CTR  HIMS Program Director/Assistant Professor (504) 286-5083 
Barrilleaux, John, MME, RHIA APAR Coordinator/Assistant Professor (504) 286-5095
Beaulieu, Cynthia K., B.A. Director, Small Business Development and Management Institute 504-286-5032
Beaulieu, Samantha Beaulieu, Samantha, M.B.A. Retention Counselor, Department of Natural Sciences 504-284-5493
Dr. Rachid Belmasrour Belmasrour, Rachid, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mathematics 504-286-5116
 Bianchini, Aline Financial Aid Counselor/Coordinator of GO Grant 504-286-5263
Bilbo, Erica Transcript Clerk, Registrar’s Office and Student Records 504-286-5178
 Bocage, David Assistant Director/Academic Coach  
Bonneé III, Peter Bonneé III, Peter Chief Information Officer 504-286-5038
Bordenave, Diane, Ed.D. Assessment Coordinator / Associate Professor, Child Development and Family Studies 504-286-5204
Boudoin, Jada, MBA Director of Admissions and Recruitment 504-286-5315
Bowman, Breyale Help Desk Technician 504-286-5254
Boyd, Sonita Financial Aid Counselor/Coordinator of Federal Work-study 504-286-5263
Briggs, Charles, Ph.D. Chair of Business Administration, Associate Professor, Business Administration 504-286-5173
Brown, Kyra C. Coordinator, Career Services

Broussard, Laci  Online Instructional Designer  504-286-5006 
Brown, Ria Administrative Assistant III 504-286-5141
Cains, Deborah, Ph.D. English Instructor n/a
Cantrell, Harry

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Pre-Law Advisor ‚Äč  504-286-5540 
Carson, Celina P., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Child Development and Family Studies, Institutional Accreditation Liaison for SACS-COC 504-286-5042
Chaisson, Rebecca, Ph.D., LCSW Dean of Social Work / Associate Professor 504-286-5378
Clement, Christian, Ph.D. Clement, Christian, Ph.D., MPhil
Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and Chair Dept. of Natural Sciences 504-284-5406
Coleman Jr., Joseph, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Psychology 504-286-5372
Cook, Bree E., Ph. D. Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs   
Sheridan X. Cooper Cooper, Sheridan X., J. D. Director for Compliance (Title IX & ADA) 504-286-5362
Coulon, Kendal Office Manager/Institutional Advancement/Facility Rental Management 504-286-5129
Craft, Gwendolyn Operational Officer, Purchasing  
Darby, Deborah, Ph.D Assistant Professor, Elementary Education 504-286-5041
Dr. Raymond Delaney Delaney, Raymond M., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice 504-286-5367
Dickerson, Troy L. Dickerson, Troy L. Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science n/a
Dorsey, Kevin Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach    
Douresseaux, Laura, MSHCM, CHPS, RHIA Assistant Professor / Clinical Coordinator, Health Information Management Systems 504-286-5091
Marguerite Doyle-Johnston Doyle-Johnston, Marguerite Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs 504-286-5381
Aimane Ederouich Ederouich, Aimane Data Scientist, Institutional Research Staff n/a
Eid, Haitham, Ph.D. Director / Associate Professor, Museum Studies 504-286-5010
Ekaidi, Ibrahim, M.D. Ekaidi, Ibrahim, M.D. Professor of Biology 504-286-5110
Elaasar, Mostafa, Ph.D. Professor of Physics 504-286-5036
Etienne, Aretha Etienne, Aretha, BSEE, MCIS, MACJ Database Analyst, Information Technology Center 504-286-5259
Eweni, Samuel, Ph.D. Associate Professor / Developer, Computer Information Systems 504-286-5268
Falik, Adam, M.F.A. Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences 504-286-5152
Faulkner-Parker, Tina Faulkner-Parker, Tina IT Security Administrator/Trainer, Information Technology Center/Title III Programs 504-284-5545
  Fields, Amy Bursar  
Fields, Raven Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach

Dr. Kenneth Foy Foy, Kenneth, D.Min. Assistant Professor, Psychology 504-286-5372
Frederick, Linda D., M.A. Director, Student Support Services 504-286-5106
Freeman, Derrick, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Social Work 504-286-5079
Freeman, Heather Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Success/Director of University College  504-286-5128 
Gaillard, Laurie Coordinator of Technical Services / Assistant Professor 504-286-5364
Gethers, Shelina A., B.S. Administrative Assistant IV, College of Business & Public Administration 504-286-5141
Gibson, Alonda Payroll Accountant 2, Comptroller's Office 504-286-5021
Dr. Darren Gil Gil, Darren, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice 504-284-5540
Grady,Angel-DNP, RN-BC Assistant Professor, NURS  504-286-5025
Green, William Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director/ Men’s Assistant Coach  
Heath, Panagiota "Penney", Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mathematics 504-286-5149
Hegwood, Jenita C., Ed.D. Assistant Professor, Elementary Education, Director, Student Teaching / Field Experience 504-286-5353
Krystal Howard Henry  Part-time Faculty   
Hicks, Georgie University Center Director - Student Affairs   
Hicks, Wanda Administrative Assistant IV, College of Arts and Sciences 504-286-5449
Hollis, Sara, D.A.H. Professor, Museum Studies 504-284-5511
Holmes, Darlene Holmes, Darlene Administrative Assistant III, Center for African and African American Studies 504-286-5154
Jack Jr., Lenus Jack Jr., Lenus, Ph.D. Associate Professor, History 504-286-5157
Jackson, Brenda L., Ph.D Jackson, Brenda L., Ph.D. Vice-Chancellor for Research and Strategic Initiatives / Executive Director of Title III Programs, Title III Programs 504-286-5274
James, Derrick Director of Facilities / Safety and Transportation 504-286-5295
Jenkins, Safia Jenkins, Safia, M.S. Learning Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, Center for Planning, Research, and Evaluation (Institutional Effectiveness) 504-286-5101
Johnson, Carl P., Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry and Chair 504-284-5461
Johnson, Juliette B.

Assistant to the Chancellor/

Scholarship Coordinator 504-286-5311
Johnson, Keshaneoco H., MSW, CSW Director of Veterans Affairs, 

Office of Veteran Affairs 504-286-5391
 Johnson, Zackeus Vice-Chancellor, Enrollment Management and Student Success

Jones, Kendria E.   Student Support Services/Study Skills Coordinator

Jones, Warren, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Philosophy 504-286-5186
Jones III, Willie, Ed.D. Jones III, Willie, Ed.D. Dean, College of Education and Human Development, NCATE-CAPE Coordinator for Accreditation, Reaffirmation and Review of Academic Programs, and Co-Director of the Center for Certification and Teacher Quality 504-284-5520
Kambhampati,  Murty, Ph.D Kambhampati,  Murty, Ph.D Professor of Biology 504-286-5069
Kim, Dr. Heon Associate Professor of Mathematics 504-286-5146
Kwun, Obyung Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems 504-286-5137
Lee, Brenda Admin Assistant 5, Chancellor's Office


Lee, Reashell L. Lee, Reashell L. Program Analyst, Improving Student and Campus-Wide Access and Technology Effectiveness and Upgrading the Banner Application 504-286-5183
Legohn-Tubbs, Cheryl

Community Service-Learning Coordinator and Resource Manager

Lewis, Alex Lewis, Alex Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science n/a
Lewis, Christopher Library Specialist 504-286-5332
Dr. Deneen Lewis Lewis, Dr. Deneen Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Program and Enhancement of the General Studies Program 504-284-5412
Marinov, Dr. Tchavdar Professor of Mathematics 504-286-5145
Marshall, Dr. Douglas, PHD Assistant Professor, Communication 504-286-5013
Dr. Karen Martin Martin, Karen, Ph.D., LMSW Assistant Professor, Social Work 504-286-5053
Manuel, Marilyn
Purchasing Director, Purchasing Dept. 504-286-5020
Martin, Michelle Administrative Assistant, HIMS 504-286-5099
Matthews III, James A.

Director of Athletics, Head Men's Basketball Coach 504-286-5197
Sharon McGee McGee, Sharon, MS, RHIA

Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Professor 504-286-5098
Mckenney, Holly Adjunct Professor n/a n/a
 Mesa, Ricardo  Cybersecurity Professor   504-272-7856
Myers, Samuel Audio Visual Director 504-286-5120
Mills, Dr. Chester Associate Professor, English 504-286-5124
Mims-Devezin, Lisa, Ph.D Mims-Devezin, Lisa, Ph.D Professor of Biology, Former Chancellor 504-286-5064
Montegut, Claude Assistant Professor, Social Work 504-286-5058
Morgan, Damekia, D.S.W. Assistant Professor, Social Work 504-286-5077
Mosby-Wilson, Shatiqua Director, University Library and Enhancing Library Academic Research and Services 504-286-5225
Murray, Jill E. Associate Professor, Social Work 504-286-5373
Noble, Nyla Ceaser Counselor, Interdisciplinary Studies 504-286-5105
Oaks, Gary, M.F.A. Assistant Professor, Fine Arts 504-286-5208
Obih, John-Clifford A., Ph.D Obih, John-Clifford A., Ph.D Assistant Professor of Biology 504-286-5068
Odynocki, Dr. Boris Associate Professor, Sociology 504-286-5158
Ojo, Ashley Phd. Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Psychology Department 504-286-5078
Okpechi, Simeon Associate Professor, Accounting 504-286-5305
Olubadewo, Joseph, Ph.D Olubadewo, Joseph, Ph.D Professor of Biology 504-286-5109
Omojola, Dr. Joe Professor of Mathematics and Physics, James and Ruth Smith Endowed Professor of Science 504-286-5096



Paige,Kimberly MRC, LRC, PLPC, CRC Director of Counseling Center & University Counselor 504 286 - 5127
Payne, DeOrin University Webmaster 504-286-5416
Phillips, Morkeith Academic Advisor / Intervention Specialist 504-286-5286
Poudel, Krishna Assistant Professor, Business n/a n/a
Cynthia Ramirez Ramirez, Cynthia Professor, Fine Arts 504-286-5207
Richter, Mary "Polly" Administrative Assistant III, Natural Sciences 504-286-5245
Darryl S. Roberts Ph.D Roberts, Darryl S., Ph.D  Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice 504-284-5401
Robertson, Jr., Ben Assistant Professor, Social Work 504-286-5056
Robertson, Clyde, Ph.D Director, Center for African and African American Studies 504-286-5384
Robertson, Patricia Assistant Professor, College of Business & Public Administration 504-286-5333



Rose, Tonya Dean, College of Education  504-284-5520
Cynthia Roussel Roussel, Cynthia Budget Manager and Post Award Administrator, Project Administration and Enhancing the Administrative Management and Campus-Wide Technology Infrastructure 504-286-5236
Rugon, Kim E., Ph.D  Vice-Chancellor, Institutional Advancement 504-286-5342
Russell, Harry Associate Professor, Social Work 504-286-5073
Salem, Siraah Z.
Disability Services Coordinator  (504)284-5472
Sanders, Torin T. Assistant Professor, Social Work 504-286-5055
Scott, Dr. Franklyn Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice 504-284-5464
Sentino, Patrice Assistant Professor, Social Work 504-284-5469
Simien, Andrea E. Simien, Andrea E. Director, Institutional Research Staff 504-286-5244
Singleton, Cartina Data Processing / Communication Specialist 504-286-5235
Singleton, Dr. Cynthia Professor of Mathematics 504-284-5479
Sisay, Dr. Nebiat Associate Professor of Chemistry 504-286-5309
Slumkoski, Paula   Office Manager, Cybersecurity  504-286-5063 
Smith, Destinie S., M.S. Head Women's Basketball Coach n/a
Kelly D. Smith, DNP, APRN, PHCNS-BC, CNE

Smith, Kelly D.,  DNP, APRN, PHCNS-BC, CNE

Chair/Associate Professor, BSN Nursing 504-286-5023
Marie P. Smith, M.S. Smith, Marie P. M.S. Accounting Specialist/Instructor, Center for Comprehensive Communication 504-286-5139
Tina Smith Smith, Tina Retention Counselor, Center for Academic Retention, and Educational Success (CARES) 504-284-5557
Smith-Ross, Camacia Chief Of Staff 504-286-5311
Stanley, Kimberly Stanley, Kimberly Assistant Professor/ Clinical and Field Experience Coordinator 504-286-5044
Stemmons, Warren Network Administrator, Information Technology Center 504-286-5228
Taplin, Vonda Administrative Assistant IV, Institutional Advancement 504-286-5341
Tate, Dr. Anderson Professor, Spanish 504-286-5035
Thompson, Meiko, Ph.D Thompson, Meiko, Ph.D Associate Professor, Forensic Science 504-286-5307
Tietzel, Illya, Ph.D. Tietzel, Illya, Ph.D. Professor of Biology 504-286-5111
Torregano, Dr. Michael Instuctor 504-286-5045
Dr. Igwe Udeh Udeh, Igwe Dean, College of Business and Public Administration, Alvin James Lawson Endowed Professor of Business and Co-Director of Accreditation, Reaffirmation and Review of Academic Programs 504-286-5330
Ukpolo, Victor Former Chancellor/Professor 504-286-5311
Venable, Cindy E-Learning 504-286-5166
Washington, Karen M., M.S.W., C.S.W. Administrative Assistant,

Interdisciplinary Studies Program 504-286-5150
Wehle, Arlean Vice-Chancellor for Administration and Finance  504-286-5348
White, Frederick Lab/Network Technician, Improving Student and CampusWide Access and Technology Effectiveness and Upgrading the Banner Application 504-286-5138
Williams, Joe Mobile Equipment Maintenance Mechanic n/a n/a
Williams, Kenneth Ph.D, CISSP, ITiL v3 Cybersecurity Director  (504) 286-5285
Williams, Jamaal K. Director, Student Activities & Organizations
Williams, Lorene Custodian I n/a n/a
Erika Witt Witt, Erika Director and Chief Curator SUNOMA | Assistant Professor 504-286-5223
Wood, Shelia Director, E-Learning, Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) 504-286-5368
Constance Woods Woods, Constance Program Director, Connecting Minority Communities 504-286-5381
Woods, Kathy, M.A. Academic Coach/Instructor Student Support Services 504-286-5102
Woods, Niara DirectorMarketing & Communication 504-286-5344
Yu, Yanjun Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems 504-286-5169
Zhen, Dr. Yi Associate Professor of Physics 504-286-5241