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Faculty & Staff

 

Jacob Stelly

 Administrative Assistant for Sociology & Anthropology,

Office: Mouton 220,
Phone: 337-482-6044,
Email:  Jacob.Stelly@louisiana.edu

 

Danielle Hunt,

Administrative Assistant for Child & Family Studies,

Office: Rougeau 300E
Room 338,
Phone: 337-482-1232,
Email: Danielle.Hunt@louisiana.edu

Sociology

Emily Blosser,

ABD, Visiting Instructor, Sociology

Email: Emily.Blosser@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5377
Office: Mouton 204

 

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
 

Kristen Kahanek,

M.A. Visiting Instructor, Sociology,

Email: Kristen.Kahanek@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6089
Office Mouton 206, ,

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

Jessica S. Pearce, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, 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: 337-482-5198
Office: Mouton 215

Research Interests:

  • Gender
  • Deviance
  • Socialization
  • Social Constructionism
 

George 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
  • Gender

 

Anthropology

Thomas Brasdefer

Thomas Brasdefer, Ph.D.

Visiting 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

Kathleen Handy

PhD, Emeritus Adjunct Instructor, Sociology,

Mouton 214,
Phone: 337-482-5375,
Email Kathleen.Handy@louisiana.edu

 

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

 

Rebecca Ducrest

M.S. Adjunct Instructor, Child and Family Studies,

Office: Rougeau 338, 
Phone: 337-482-1232,
Email: Rebecca.Ducrest@louisiana.edu

Anjenette Holmes

Anjenette Holmes, M.S.

Visiting Instructor & Director of Early Childhood Lab

    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

Sean Jefferson

Sean G. Jefferson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

    Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of North Texas
    M.S., Family Studies, Kansas State University, 2012
    B.S., Kinesiology, Kansas State University, 2009

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

Research Interests:

    Self-Respect
    Intimate & Romantic Relationships
    Emotional Intelligence

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

Janice Weber

Janice G. Weber, Ph.D.,  CFLE, CFCS

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