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Faculty & Staff

 

Jacob Stelly

 Administrative Assistant for Sociology & Anthropology,

and Child and Family Studies

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

Sociology

Emily Blosser, Ph.D.

Instructor, Sociology

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 2017
  • M.A., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 2014
  • MPaff., LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • B.A., German, University of Texas at Austin, 2005

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

Research Interests:

  • Gender
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Education
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Popular Culture
 

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

Alt Phone: 337-409-9446

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

   
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

 

 

 

Erin Baer

Director of Early Childhood Development Center

Instructor, Child and Family Studies

  • M.S., Reading Education, Missouri State University, 2004
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Missouri State University, 2002
  • Additional Certifications: Early Childhood Education

Office: Early Childhood Lab School
Phone: 337-482-5369
Email: erin.baer1@louisiana.edu

 

Anne Y. Branscum, Ph.D., CFLE

Visiting Instructor, Child and Family Studies

  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, 2010
  • M.A., Family Life, Southeast Missouri State University, 2003
  • B.S., Psychology and Family Studies, Southeast Missouri State University , 2000

Email: ayb2039@louisiana.edu
Office: Off Campus

Research Interests:
  • Family Caregiving of Older Adults
  • Family Caregiving Stress and Coping
  • Community Resources for Older Adults
  • Adult and Older Adult Sibling Relationships
  • Intergenerational Relationships
  • Online Teaching of Family Studies

Rebecca Ducrest

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

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

Sean Jefferson

Sean G. Jefferson, Ph.D.

Visiting Adjunct Instructor

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

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
   
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