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Sociology

 

Richard Bravo, M.A.

Instructor, Sociology

  • M.A., Sociology, University of Arkansas, 2005
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Central Florida, 1999

Email: bravo@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-1451
Office: Mouton 205

Research Interests:

  • Culture, Social Structure and Social Interaction
  • Socialization
  • Sociology of Emotions
  • Race, Class and Gender
  • Spirituality, Religion and Science
 

JoAnne DeRouen, Ph.D.

Professor, Sociology

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Colorado State University, 1995
  • M.A., Sociology, University of New Orleans, 1989
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1984

Email: derouen@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6067
Office: Mouton 217

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Disaster Research
  • Coastal Community Resilience
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Visual Sociology
  • Transdisciplinary Research
Craig Forsyth

Craig J. Forsyth, Ph.D.

Professor, Sociology

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1983
  • M.A., Sociology, University of New Orleans, 1979
  • B.A., Education (History and Sociology), University of New Orleans, 1977 (cum laude)

Email: craig.forsyth@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5372
Office: Picard Center 211

Research Interests:

  • Deviance
  • Criminology
  • Death Penalty
  • Maritime Industry
  • Social Impact of Fisheries and Oil Industry
Margot Hasha

Margot Hasha, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2009
  • M.S.W., Louisiana State University, 1990
  • M.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana,1985

Email:
Phone: 337-482-6520
Office: Mouton 215

Research Interests:

  • Sociology of Families
  • Social Welfare
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  • Bereavement
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Stress
  • Addictions
 

Jacques Henry, Ph.D

Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

  • Doctorat, Cultural Anthropology, Université René Descartes - Paris V-S orbonne, 1983

Email: jhenry@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5223
Office: Mouton 218
Website: http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~jmh1464/

Research Interests:

  • Louisiane-French Culture
  • Ethnography
  • Family and Kinship
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Nutritional Anthropology
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Social Theory
 

Hua-Lun Huang, Ph.D.  
                                                     
Associate Professor, Sociology

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Kansas, 2000

Email: hualun@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5370
Office: Mouton 216

Research Interests:

  • East Asian Organized Crime
  • Delinquent Cults
  • Maritime Security
  • Social Movements (Extreme Right-Wing Movements)
  • Marginalized Populations
  • Esoteric Societies
DeAnn Kalich

DeAnn Kalich, Ph.D., F.T.

Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Department Head

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1995
  • M.A., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1991
  • Honor B.A., Sociology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1989

Email: deannkalich@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6043
Office: Mouton 220

Research Interests:

  • Sociology of Criminology
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Sociology and Anthropology of Gender
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Sociology of Death and Dying
  • Sociology of Sex & Sexualities
 

Richard J. Kessinger, III, M.A.

Instructor, Sociology

  • M.A., Sociology, University of New Orleans, 2008
  • B.A., Creative Writing, Louisiana State University, 2004
  • B.S., Psychology, Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2004
  • B.A., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 2004

Email: gonzosociologist@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6577
Office: Mouton 204

Research Interests:

  • Critical Ableness
  • Disability Studies
  • Social Theory
  • Sociology of the Body
  • Critical Whiteness

Candace K. May, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Colorado State University, 2011
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Wyoming, 2006
  • B.A., Sociology, Western Carolina University, 2004

Email: ckmay@louisiana.edu
Phone:
Office: Mouton 214

Research Interests:

  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Governance
  • Environmental Justice
  • Community Change & Development

Jessica S. Pearce, Ph.D.

Instructor, Sociology

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 2010
  • M.A., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 2006
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2005

Email: pearce@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6089
Office: Mouton 206

Research Interests:

  • Gender
  • Deviance
  • Socialization
  • Social Constructionism
 

George P. Wooddell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999
  • M.A., Louisiana State University, 1993
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1983

Email: wooddell@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5373
Office: Mouton 219

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Minority Groups
  • Crime
  • Risk Analysis

 

Anthropology

Thomas Brasdefer

Thomas Brasdefer, Ph.D.

Instructor, Anthropology

  • Ph.D., Anthropology and Geography, Louisiana State University, 2013
  • M.A., Universite de Poitiers, 2005

Office: Mouton 207
Phone: 337-482-6180
Email: brasdefer@louisiana.edu

Research Interests:

  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Human Geography
  • Critical Laguage Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Site Ontology
  • Social Theory
Ray Brassieur

C. Ray Brassieur, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999
  • M.A., Anthropology, Louisiana State University, 1980
  • B.A., History, Lamar University, 1975

Office: Mouton 109A
Phone: 337-482-1260
Email: brassieur@louisiana.edu

Research Interests:

  • Louisiana and French North American Folklife
  • Wetlands Cultural Ecology
  • Louisiana Indians
  • Cultural Tourism and Heritage Conservation
  • Indigenous Peoples of the World
  • Religion in Folk Societies
 

Jacques Henry, Doctorat
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

  • Doctorat, Cultural Anthropology, Université René Descartes - Paris V-Sorbonne, 1983

Office: Mouton 218
Phone: 337-482-5223
Email: jhenry@louisiana.edu
Please visit my home page for more information.

Research Interests:

  • Louisiane-French Culture
  • Ethnography
  • Family and Kinship
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Nutritional Anthropology
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Social Theory
DeAnn Kalich

DeAnn Kalich, Ph.D., F.T.
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology and Head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Child and Family Studies

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1995
  • M.A., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1991
  • Honor B.A., Sociology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1989

Office: Mouton 220
Phone: 337-482-6043
Email: deannkalich@louisiana.edu

Research Interests:

  • Sociology of Criminology
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Sociology and Anthropology of Gender
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Sociology of Death and Dying
  • Sociology of Sex & Sexualities
Maranda Kles

Maranda A. Kles, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2013
  • M.S., Forensic Toxicology, University of Florida, 2005
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2004
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2001

Office: Mouton 109B
Phone: 337-482-5371
Email: mkles@louisiana.edu
Please visit my webpage for course offerings and current research projects.

Research Interests:

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Biological and cultural variation in pre-contact Florida and the Southeast
Mark Rees

Mark A. Rees, Ph.D., RPA
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Pat Nalley Board of Regents Support Fund Professor in Social Sciences
Professor, Anthropology

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, 2001
  • M.A., Historical Archaeology, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1991
  • B.A., History, Louisiana State University, 1985

Office: Mouton Hall 108
Phone: 337-482-6045
Email: rees@louisiana.edu
Website

Research Interests:

  • Archaeology of eastern North America, especially the Lower Mississippi Valley
  • Historical anthropology and ethnohistory
  • Materiality, landscape and memory
  • Political culture and identity
  • Cultural resource management
  • Historic and prehistoric ceramics
  • Archaeological method and theory
Jim Delahoussaye

A. James Delahoussaye, M.S.
Research Scientist, Anthropology

  • ABD, Arizona State University, 1972
  • M.S., Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1965
  • B.S., Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1963

Office: Mouton 109
Email: alphe.del@louisiana.edu

Research Interests:

  • Zooarchaeology
 

Samuel M. Huey, M.A.
Research Scientist, Anthropology

 

  • M.A., Anthropology, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2014
  • B.A., Anthropology, Auburn University, 2009

Office: Burke-Hawthorne Room 137
Email: samuel.h.arch@gmail.com

Research Interests:
  • Ceramic analysis
  • Historical Ecology
  • Geoarchaeology
 

Daniel J. Povinelli, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

 

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Yale University, 1991
  • M.S., Anthropology, Yale University, 1988
  • B.S., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, 1986

Phone: 337-482-0265
Email: povinelli@louisiana.edu
Office:

Research Interests:

  • Primates
  • Evolution of learning and cognition

Child & Family Studies

Janice Weber

Janice G. Weber, Ph.D.,  CFLE, CFCS

Director, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Family Relations, Florida State University, 1988
  • M.Ed., Home Economics Education, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1978
  • B.S., Home Economics Education, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973

Office: Rougeou 348
Phone:  337482-6096
Email: jweber@louisiana.edu

Research Interests:

  • Family Issues in Gerontology
  • Family Life Education
  • Family Stressors and Crises
David Yarbrough

David N. Yarbrough, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dean of Community Service

  • Ph.D., Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee, 1994
  • M.S.W.,, Social Work, University of Alabama, 1992
  • B.A., Mass Communication, University of Alabama, 1982

Office: Rougeou 342
Phone: 337-482-1015
Email: yarbrough@louisiana.edu
Website: UL Lafayette Community Service: http://service.louisiana.edu

Research Interests:
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Academic Engagement and Community Service
  • Poverty
Sun-A Lee

Sun-A Lee, Ph.D., CFLE

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, 2007
  • M.S., Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, 2002
  • B.S., Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 1994

Office: Rougeau 339
Phone: 337-482-1132
Email: slee@louisiana.edu

 

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent and Young Adults Development
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Cross Cultural Parenting
  • Immigrant Families
Sean Jefferson

Sean G. Jefferson, Ph.D.

Instructor

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of North Texas (In Progress)
  • M.Ed., Family Studies, Kansas State University, 2012
  • B.S., Kinesiology, Kansas State University, 2009

Office: Rougeou 340
Phone:  337-482-1067
Email: sean.jefferson@unt.edu

Research Interests:

  • Self-Respect
  • Intimate & Romantic Relationships
  • Emotional Intelligence
Anjenette Holmes

Anjenette Holmes, M.S.

Temporary Emergency Instructor

  • M.S., Applied Life Sciences, University of Louisiana Lafayette, 2005
  • B.S., Applied Life Science, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1999

Office: Rougeou 341
Phone: 337-482-3709 (office)
337-482-5369 (lab)
Email: anjenette@louisiana.edu

Research Interests:

  • Early Childhood Teacher Sensitivity
  • Early Childhood Teacher Stress
  • Early Childhood Education Policy