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Faculty & Staff

DeAnn Kalich

Department Head of Sociology, Anthropology,
& Child and Family Studies

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

Professor of Sociology

    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:
  • Death and Dying
  • Gender
  • Sex and Sexualities
  • Deviance
  • Criminology 
 

Jacob Stelly

Administrative Assistant for Sociology, Anthropology, & Child and Family Studies
Office: Mouton 221
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

 

 

Kathleen Handy, Ph.D

Emeritus Adjunct Instructor, Sociology

Mouton 214,
Phone: 337-482-5375,
Email kathleen.handy@louisiana.edu
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: margot.hasha@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6520
Office: Mouton 215

Research Interests:

  • Bereavement
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Stress
  • Addictions
  • Sociology of Mindfulness
 

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

Research Interests:

  • Sociology of Substance Abuse
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Sociology of Death/Dying
  • Sociology of Disenfranchised Grief and Bereavement
  • Sociology of Popular Culture
  • Sociology of Music

Lauren Miller, M.A.
Instructor, Sociology

  • M.A., Sociology, University of Montana
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015
  • A.A., General Studies, South Louisiana Community College, 2013

Email: lauren.miller@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5375
Office: Mouton 214

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Rural Sociology
  • Public Health and Illness
  • Social Inequality
  • Disaster Management

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

J. Lynn Funkhouser, RPA


Instructor, Anthropology

  • M.A. Anthropology, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2014
  • B.S. Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2008
Office: Mouton Hall 207
Phone: 337-482-6180
Email: jennifer.funkhouser1@louisiana.edu

Research Interests:

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Paleopathology
  • Mortuary Studies
  • Public Outreach and Education
  • Southeastern Pre-Colonial Period
  • French Colonial Period

 

Kathe Managan, Ph.D

Instructor, Anthropology

  • Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, New York University, 2004
  • M.A., Department of Anthropology, New York University, 1998
  • B.A., Department of French, University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Office: Mouton 109B
Phone: 337-482-1084
Email: kathe.managan1@louisiana.edu

Research Interests:

  • Language
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Performance
  • Tourism
  • Voluntary Associations
  • The Caribbean
  • La Francophonie
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
 

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

Lionel K. Asare, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology (Special Emphasis on Human Development and Family Studies) University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 2018
  • B.A., Sociology and Geography, University of Ghana, Accra, 2007

Office: Mouton 231
Phone: 337-482-6165
Email: lionel.asare@louisiana.edu
 

Research Interests:

  • Program Evaluation
  • Child Development
  • Life-Span Development
  • Parenting and Parent-Child Development
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Family Relations and Dynamics

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 / Mouton 119
Phone: 337-482-5369
Email: erin.baer1@louisiana.edu

Anne Y. Branscum, Ph.D., CFLE

Assistant Professor, 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

Office: MO 226
Phone:
Email: anne.branscum@louisiana.edu
 

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: Mouton 119,
Email: rebecca.ducrest@louisiana.edu

Sun-A Lee

Sun-A Lee, Ph.D., CFLE

Associate 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: Mouton 230
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.

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: Mouton 104
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