University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Nov 27, 2021  
University Catalog 2021-2022

Administration and Faculty



Board of Trustees

Mr. Justin T. Augustine, III Dr. Derek Robinson
  Chair   Vice Chair
Mr. James Mitchell Sr. Amelia Breton, S.B.S
  Vice Chair   Secretary
Dr. C. Reynold Verret    
  Ex-officio    
Dr. Jennifer Adams Ms. Alexandra Fell Allen
Dr. Gilda A. Barabino Sr. Donna Breslin, S.B.S.
Sr. Theresa Chato, S.B.S. Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn
Ms. Nelda Connors Ms. Christina Francis
Mr. Brandon Garrett Dr. Richard Gilder, III
Dr. John H. Jackson, IV Ms. Suzanne Malveaux
Ms. Claudia Marmolejo  Mr. Meredith Marshall 
Mr. Randall McHenry Fr. Thomas O’Hara, CSC
Mr. Lyon Polk Mr. James Swanson 
Ms. Angela Vallot Dr. David Weill
Mr. Joseph K. West  

Officers of the University

C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D.

President

Anne McCall, Docteur ès lettres Patrice Bell, B.A.
  Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs   Vice President of Administration and Chief of Staff
Phillip D. Adams, M.S. Marion Bracy, B.A.
  Vice President, Institutional Advancement   Vice President, Facilities Planning and Management
Mable Moore, Ph.D. Edward J. Phillips, B.S.
  Vice President, Technology Administration and Chief Information Officer   Vice President, Fiscal Services
Keyana Scales, M.Ed. Curtis Wright, M.Ed.
  Vice President, Enrollment Management   Vice President, Student Affairs

 

Administrative Cabinet and University Offices

 

Administrative Cabinet

C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D.

President

Anne McCall, Docteur ès lettres Patrice Bell, B.A.
  Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs   Vice President of Administration and Chief of Staff
Phillip D. Adams, M.S. William Bostick, C.P.A.
   Vice President, Institutional Advancement   Director, Office of Internal Audits
Marion Bracy, B.A. Edward J. Phillips, B.S.
  Vice President, Facility Planning and Management   Vice President, Fiscal Services
Mable Moore, Ph.D. Keyana Scales, M.Ed.
  Vice President, Technology Administration and Chief Information Officer   Vice President, Enrollment Management
Kevin Wolf, B.S. Curtis Wright, M.Ed.
  Associate Vice President, Human Resources   Vice President, Student Affairs

Office of the President

C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D.
President

Patrice Bell, B.A. Rae Borden, Ed.D.
  Vice President of Administration and Chief of Staff   Deputy Chief of Staff
LaTanya Graham, M.B.A. Kris Pottharst, B.A.
  Special Projects Coordinator   Director, Board Relations

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Anne McCall, Docteur ès lettres
Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs

Keyana Scales, M.Ed.  
  Vice President, Enrollment Management    
Marguerite S. Giguette, Ph.D. Florastina Payton-Stewart, Ph.D.
  Senior Associate Provost and Chief Institutional Research Officer   Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs
Kaneisha Bailey Akinpelumi, M.S.W.  
  Associate Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs    
Shellond Chester, M.B.A. Nathaniel Holmes, Ph.D.
  Assistant Provost and Chief Operations Officer   Assistant Provost for Student Success
Anderson Sunda-Meya, Ph.D. Kathleen Kennedy, Pharm.D.
  Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences   Dean, College of Pharmacy
Tamera Hanken, M.L.S. Rachel Thomas, Ph.D.
  Director, Library Resource Center   Director, Title III, Assistant Vice President
Elizabeth Y. Hammer, Ph.D. Yu Jiang, Ph.D.
  Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development   Director, Division of Global Engagement
Kathleen Dorsey Bellow, D.Min. Shellond Chester, M.B.A.
  Director, Institute for Black Catholic Studies   Interim Director, Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit
Tracey Jackson, B.A.  
  Director, Office of Career Services    

Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management

Keyana Scales, M.Ed
Vice President, Enrollment Management

Vacant Sandy Livings-Veal, B.S.
  Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions   Interim Director, Student Financial Aid
Avis Stuard, B.S. Vacant
  University Registrar   Data Analyst

 

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Curtis Wright, M.Ed.
Vice President, Student Affairs

Changamire Durall, M.A. Nathan Cochran, M.A.
  Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police   Executive Director, University Athletics
Anitra Calvin, B.S. Kerri Alexander, MA- TS
  Director of Operations and Special Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs   Chief Inclusion Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Angela Graham-Williams, PhD Jennifer Bodnar, M.S.
  Director, Counseling and Wellness and Disability Services   Director, Office of Violence Prevention, Education and Advocacy
Chermele Christy, M.Ed. Sharrone Godfrey, B.A.
  Director, Residential Education   Director, Center for Student Involvement
Judy E. Bracy, B.A. Lisa McClain, M.A.
  Senior Conduct Officer and Director of Parent’s Program   Director, Campus Ministry
Kendal Smith, B.A. Darryl Keller, M.B.A.
  Manager, University Center   Assistant Dean, Student Life

 

Office of the Vice President for Technology Administration

Mable Moore, Ph.D.
Vice President, Technology Administration and Chief Information Officer

Melva D. Williams, B.S. Vacant
  Assistant Vice President/Deputy CIO   Director Network Enterprise Helpdesk and Technical Support
L’Tanya Settle-Charles, M.S. Gregory Jones, M.S.
  Director of Applications Programming/Banner Projects Manager   Information Technology Security Officer

 

Office of the Vice President for Fiscal Services

Edward J. Phillips, B.S.
Vice President, Fiscal Services and Chief Financial Officer

Shirley B. Massenburg, M.B.A. Joyce M. Sandifer, B.S.
  Director, Grants and Contracts   Director, Payroll
Ingenué Schexnider-Fields, B.S. Patricia H. Vaultz, B.S.
  Controller and Director, Financial Reporting/External Audits   Bursar
Lorie Gie, M.B.A.  
  Director, Operations    

 

Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Phillip D. Adams, M.S.
Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Kimberly Reese, M.A. Kendra Woodard Tircuit, M.B.A.
  Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement   Executive Director, Advancement Services
Jeff A. Hale, Ph.D. Lacrecia Jones, M.Ed.
  Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations   Director, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Nannette Smith, B.A.    
  Director, Advancement Operations    

 

Health Services Center

Robert Mercadel, M.D. Virginia Pellerin, RN, BSN
  Medical Director, University Physician   Associate Dean of Students, Health and Wellness
Jo Ann Norman, MSN, NP BC Judy Warren, RN, BSN
  Nurse Practitioner   Associate Director
Cheryl Thompson, LPN  
  Staff Nurse    

 

Faculty

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Asem Abdulahad
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bahattin Adam
Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Ataturk University
M.D., Uludag University

Ralph Adamo
Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

M.F.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Michael Adams
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Ohio State University

Fahamina Ahmed
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Syed Ahmed
Assistant Professor, Business
Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Ali Ahmed Ali Dhaif Aliah
Visiting Faculty, Physics & Computer Sciences
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., The National University of Malaysia

Renee Akbar
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
Ph.D., Florida State University

Sara Al-Dahir
Clinical Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Rami Al-Horani
Associate Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Mehnaaz Ali
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

Didem Alkan
Assistant Professor, Languages
Fine Arts and Humanities

Ph.D., Boston University

David Anderson
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Purdue University

Gurdial Arora
Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Delhi University, Delhi, India

Douglas Athey
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Mohamed Awad
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Ahlam Ayyad
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of Louisiana

Thaddeo K. Babiiha
Associate Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Brown University

Janel Bailey-Wheeler
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Marcus Ballard
Associate Professor, Music
Fine Arts & Humanities

D.M.A, University of Southern Mississippi

Vincent Barraza
Assistant Librarian

M.A., Marist College - Lorenzo de’Medici International Institute

Peter Barrett
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Harvard University

James Bartkus
Assistant Professor, Business
Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Jose J. Bautista
Professor, Business
Ph.D., Tulane University

Ronald Bechet
Professor, Art and Communication Studies
Fine Arts & Humanities

M.F.A., Yale University

Amy Bellone-Hite
Associate Professor, Sociology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Kathleen Dorsey Bellow
Associate Professor of Practice
Director, Institute for Black Catholic Studies

D.Min., Catholic Theological Union

Regina Benjamin
Professor, Public Health Sciences
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

M.D., University of Alabama

Robert B. Berman
Professor, Philosophy
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., New School for Social Research

Jason Berntsen
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia

Partha Bhattacharjee
Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Liverpool

Hector Biliran, Jr.
Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Wayne State University

Bryan Bilyeu
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Teresa Birdwhistell
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Robert C. Blake, II
Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Michelle Bell Boissiere
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Amne Borghol
Clinical Professor, Clinical &
Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Levon Bostanian
Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph.D., Ohio State University

Kenneth Boutte
Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Walter Breaux, III
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Chenoia Bryant
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Charles Burnette
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Drexel University

Jimmy Caldwell
Assistant Professor, Education & Counseling

Ph.D., University of South Florida

Mary Carmichael
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, San Antonio, TX

Cary Caro
Associate Professor, Business
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Billie Castle
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Louisville

Joseph Chaney
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Purdue University

Ashwith Chilvery
Associate Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Alabama A&M University

Charity Clay
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Jeremy Cohen
Associate Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Carmen Cosme
Assistant Professor, Languages
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Marcus Cox
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Summer School,
College of Arts and Sciences
Director, Center for Continuing Studies and Distance Education
Professor, History
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Sr. Jean Marie Craig, SBS
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Mary Culotta
Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

M.H.S., University of South Alabama

Ian Davenport
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Clemson University

Basil Davis
Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Sakinah Davis
Assistant Professor, Music
Fine Arts & Humanities

D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

Rachel Davis-Haley
Assistant Professor, Education & Counseling
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Valerio DeAngelis
Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle

Rhonda Deen
Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

M.D., Uniformed Services of the University of the Health Sciences

Cecily DeFreece
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Carroll J. Diaz, Jr.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center

Margaret Diaz-Fugetta
Instructor, Business

M.S., University of New Orleans

Stassi DiMaggio
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D. University of New Orleans

Joseph Drexler-Dreis
Assistant Professor, Theology
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Xiaojie Duan
Assistant Librarian

M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Julie Dumas
Assistant Professor, Physics & Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

James Dunson, III
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Emory University

Samrut Dutta
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Martha Earls
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D. Xavier University of LA

Margarita Echeverri
Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Ph.D., Tulane University

Andrea D. Edwards
Associate Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Vincent Ekenga
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Siddieg Elsiddieg
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Jasmine Eugene
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Christopher Faircloth
Associate Professor, Sociology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., University of Florida

Jerry T. Farmer
Professor, Theology
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Giti Farudi
Instructor, Languages
Fine Arts & Humanities

M.A., West Virginia University

Jill Fitzpatrick
Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

M.M.Sc., Emory University

Lisa Flanagan
Associate Professor, Art and Communication Studies
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Maryam Foroozesh
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Russell Frazier
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Felicia Fulks
Assistant Librarian

M.L.I.S., San Jose State University

Conchetta Fulton
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Morewell Gasseller
Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Wendy Gaudin
Assistant Professor, History
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., New York University

Christopher Gillard
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Terrylynn Jenkins Gillis
Assistant Professor, Speech Pathology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Marguerite S. Giguette
Senior Associate Provost and Chief Institutional Research Officer
Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Timothy Glaude
Assistant Professor, Education & Counseling
Ph.D., Southern University A&M College

Galina Goloverda
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Ukrainian Academy of Sciences

Ouloide Goue
Assistant Professor, Physics & Computer Sciences
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Sr. Donna Gould, SBS
Assistant Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Navneet Goyal
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Charles Gramlich
Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Stephanie Grant
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

L. Faye Grimsley
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Tyra Gross
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Mark Gstohl
Associate Professor, Theology
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Varsha Castro Gusman
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Physician Assistant Program

M.S., Our Lady of the Lake

Leslie Haas
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling

Ph.D., Texas A & M University-Commerce

Milton Hamblin
Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

Ph.D., Meharry Medical College

Elizabeth Hammer
Director,
Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development
Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Elliott Hammer
Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Nancy Hampton
Associate Librarian
M.S.L.S., Clark Atlanta University

Tamera Hanken
Library Director

M.L.S., Texas Women’s University

Corey Harrison
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham

Tammy Hart
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D. Xavier University of LA

Chamika Hawkins-Taylor
Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Melanie Haydel
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D. Xavier University of LA

Joanna Haye
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Princeton University

Cheryl Hayes
Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Ph.D. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Matthew Hayes
Assistant Professor, Physics & Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Amanda Helm
Assistant Professor, Business
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia

Oliver Hennessey
Associate Professor, English
Fine Arts and Humanities

Ph.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Michael Homan
Professor, Theology
Fine Arts and Humanities

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Thomas Huckaba
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Columbia University

Shamsul Huda
Associate Professor, History
Fine Arts and Humanities

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Kristal Huggins
Instructor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

M.S., Auburn University

Shubhangi P. Kale Ireland
Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Shafiqul Islam
Assistant Professor, Physics & Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Carleton University

Raven Jackson
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Dana Jamero
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., University of the Pacific, Stockton

Ramona Jean-Perkins
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Kelly Johanson
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Bro. Herman Johnson, OP
Assistant Professor, Languages
Fine Arts and Humanities

Ed.D., Teachers College Columbia University

Corey Johnson
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Ph.D., Jackson State University

Shantoyia Jones
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Kathleen Kennedy
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Professor, Clinical and Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., University of California, San Francisco

Shamonica King
Clinical Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center

Mapo Kinnord
Associate Professor, Art and Communication Studies
Fine Arts and Humanities

M.F.A., Ohio State University

William Kirchain
Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Megan Knapp
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical

Vlajko Kocic
Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

D.M.S., University of Belgrade

Vladimir Kolesnichenko
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Ukrainian Academy of Sciences

Anil Kukreja
Professor, Business
Ph.D., University of Alabama

Anup Kundu
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology

Katheryn Laborde
Associate Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

M.F.A., University of New Orleans

Freddie Landry
Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Michigan State University

R. Raymond Lang
Associate Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

David Lanoue
Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Joseph LaRochelle
Clinical Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., University of Maryland

Candace Lawrence
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

KiTani Lemieux
Associate Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University

Ross Louis
Professor, Art and Communication Studies
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Timmy Ma
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of California

Ayshia Mackie-Stephenson
Assistant Professor, Arts and Performance Studies
Fine Arts and Humanities

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Carlin Mackie-Stephenson
Assistant Professor, English
Fine Arts and Humanities

M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Thomas Maestri
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Helen Malmgren
Mellon Professor of Practice, Mass Communication
Social & Behavioral Sciences

M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Tarun Mandal
Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph.D., Northeast Louisiana University

Elizabeth Manley
Associate Professor, History
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Tulane University

Peter Martinat
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Daniella Mascarenhas
Assistant Professor, Political Science

Social & Behavioral Science
Ph.D., University of Houston

Nia Mason
Assistant Professor, Mass Communication

Social & Behavioral Science
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Aaron Mathews
Assistant Professor & Artist in Residence, Music
Fine Arts & Humanities

D.M.A., University of South Carolina

Anne McCall
Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
Professor, Languages
Fine Arts & Humanities

Docteur ès lettres, Université de Strasbourg

Hicham Mazouz
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Miami

Harris McFerrin, Jr.
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & AppliedHealth Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Lamartine Meda
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Northeastern University

Sarah Meier
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Fine Arts & Humanities
Ph.D., Emory University

Judith Miranti
Professor, Education & Counseling
Ed.D., University of Nevada

Ariel Mitchell
Assistant Professor, Education & Counseling

Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Kathleen Morgan
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Yale University

Tommy Morris
Assistant Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison

Syed Muniruzzaman
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Kagawa, Japan

George Nawas
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Lebanese American University

Bach Nguyen
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Katrina Nguyen
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Nam Nguyen
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences

Patience Obih
Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Ibadan

Biljana D. Obradovic
Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Kolade Ojo
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

John Okogbaa
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., Creighton University

Cirecie Olatunji
Professor, Education & Counseling

Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Jim Larkin Page
Associate Professor, Education & Counseling

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Thomas Palfrey
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Florastina Payton-Stewart
Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs

Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Erika Perez
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Baylor University College of Medicine

Richard Peters
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Associate Professor, Business
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Monica Pierre
Lecturer, Mass Communication
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.A., University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Sierra Plaisance-Meyers
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of Louisiana

Nawa Raj Pokhrel
Assistant Professor, Physics & Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of South Florida

Elgustus Polite
Assistant Professor, Speech Pathology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Purdue University

Calvin Porter
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Yashoda Pramar
Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph.D., University of Houston

Janet Privett
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Mark Quinn
Assistant Professor, Business
M.B.A., Rutgers University

Kristi Rapp
Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy

Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Harish Ratnayaka
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D. City University of New York

Rosalyn Reese
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., University of Georgia

Dean Richardson
Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Joe Ricks
Professor, Business
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Kevin Riley
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Shearon Roberts
Assistant Professor, Mass Communication
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Director of Xavier Exponential

Ph.D., Tulane University

Joseph Ross
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Jonathan Rotondo-McCord
Associate Professor, History
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Yale University

Elizabeth Smith Rousselle
Professor, Languages
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Tulane University

Robin Runia
Associate Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Danielle St. Julien
Assistant Professor, History
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Binghamton University, State University of New York

Steven Salm
Professor, History
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dinithia Sampson
Assistant Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ph.D., Florida A&M University

Daniel Sarpong
Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center

Paul Schafer
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., DePaul University

Lisa Schulte-Gipson
Associate Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., University at Albany, NY

Travis Scott
Assistant Professor, Music
Fine Arts & Humanities

D.M.A., Michigan State University

James Shade
Assistant Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

M.F.A., University of New Orleans

Kayla Siddell
Assistant Librarian

M.S., University of Tennessee

Sharlene Sinegal-Decuir
Associate Professor, History
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Brittany Singleton
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Sunil Sirohi
Assistant Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ph.D., St. John’s University

Aschale Siyoum
Assistant Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Wageningen University

Jeremy Sparks
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., University of Florida

Jayalakshmi Sridhar
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Osmania University

Sr. Mary Ann Stachow, SBS
Assistant Professor, Theology
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Donna Stutson
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Anderson Sunda-Meya
Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Ashley Taylor
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Amy Thierry
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Jason Todd
Associate Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Jeremy Tuman
Assistant Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

M.F.A., University of New Orleans

Brian Turner
Associate Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Jackson State University

Tim Turner
Associate Professor, Music
Fine Arts & Humanities

D.M.A., University of Memphis

Sindhu Unnithan
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Robin Vander
Associate Professor, English and African American Diaspora Studies
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dimitrije Vasiljevic
Assistant Professor, Music
Fine Arts & Humanities

D.M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Kim Vaz-Deville
Professor, Education & Counseling
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

Abha Verma
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of New Orleans

R. Patrick Vernon
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

C. Reynold Verret
President
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pamela Waldron-Moore
Professor, Political Science
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., University of Houston

Gloriajean Wallace
Professor, Speech Pathology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Guangdi Wang
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of New Orleans

John Ware
Professor, Music
Fine Arts & Humanities

D.M.A., Michigan State University

Terry Watt
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Sarah Weaver
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Florida

Felicia Wheaton
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of South California

Mark Whitaker
Assistant Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

M.F.A., University of New Orleans

Michael White
Professor, Languages
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Tulane University

Thomas Wiese
Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine

Christopher Williams
Associate Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph.D., Tulane University

Lakeisha Williams
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Pharm.D., Xavier University of LA

Heather Williamson
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Justin Wilson
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

Ph.D., Howard University College of Medicine

Shael Wolfson
Assistant Professor, Business
Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Clifford Wright
Professor, Business
M.B.A., Loyola University

Jianshan Yang
Assistant Librarian

M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Kun Zhang
Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tulane University

Qian-Jin Zhang
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Yingnan Zhao
Associate Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Ph.D., Tulane University

   

Emeritus Professors

Murty Akundi Physics Department
Ann Barbre Clinical and Administrative Sciences Division
Elizabeth A. Barron Communications Department
Thomas Bonner English Department
Malcolm J. Breda Music Department
Violet Bryan English Department
JW Carmichael, Jr. Chemistry Department
Gary Donaldson History Department
Victor J. DuRapau, Jr. Mathematics Department
Sr. Grace Mary Flickinger, SBS Biology Department
Dominique Gendrin Communication Studies Department
Nicole Pepinster Greene English Department
Rosalind Hale Education and Counseling Division
Sr. Barbara Hughes, CSJ History Department
Vimal Kishore Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
Deidre D. Labat Biology Department
Joseph LeFevre Philosophy Department
Sr. Maureen Hurley, S.B.S. Biology Department
Joe Melcher Speech Pathology Department
John Sevenair Chemistry Department
Harold A. Vincent Physics Department
Jian Zhang Chemistry Department

 

Endowed Chairs

Regina Benjamin Samuel I. Newhouse Endowed Chair
Andrea Edwards Conrad Hilton Chair
Mark Quinn Conrad Hilton Chair
Daniel Sarpong Chair for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Michael G. White Rosa and Charles Keller, Jr. Chair in the Arts and Humanities
Vacant Xavier University of Louisiana/State of Louisiana Chair in Science

 

Endowed Professors

Gurdial Arora nola.com/Times Picayune Professor #11
James Bartkus Liberty Bank Endowed Professorship in Banking and Finance
Jose Bautista JP Morgan Chase Business Solutions to Urban Economic Problems Professorship
Ron Bechet Victor Labat Endowed Professor in Fine Arts
Amy Bellone-Hite Clarence Jupiter Endowed Professorship
Kathleen Dorsey Bellow Drexel Society Endowed Professor in Black Catholic Studies
Charity Clay Melba Fortune Martinez Endowed Professorship
Jerry Farmer Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Endowed Professorship in Theology
Maryam Foroozesh Margaret W. Kelly Endowed Professorship
Elizabeth Hammer W.K. Kellogg Professorship II (CAT)
Elliot Hammer John LaFarge Professor in Social Justice
Shubhangi Kale Ireland Keller Family Foundation Professorship
Kathleen Kennedy Malcolm Ellington Endowed Professorship
William Kirchain Wilber D. and Mildred Robichaux Endowed Professor in Pharmacy
Vlajko Kocic Keller Family Foundation Professorship in Arts and Sciences
Anil Kukreja Capital One Professor in Management and Finance
David Lanoue RosaMary Foundation Professorship in English
Joseph LaRochelle Coleman Professorship of Pharmacy Practice
Silas Lee Ernest N. Morial Professorship in Public Affairs and Public Policy
Tarun Mandal McCaffrey/Norwood Endowed Professor in Pharmacy
Elizabeth Manley W.K. Kellogg Endowed Professorship IV (CAT)
Harris McFerrin J.W. Carmichael Professorship
Kathleen Morgan Keller Family Foundation Professorship in Arts and Sciences
Cirecie Olatunji Melba Fortune Martinez Endowed Professorship
Richard Peters Bank One Business Solutions Professorship
Yashoda Pramar Malcolm Ellington Endowed Professorship
Harish Ratnayaka W.K. Kellogg Endowed Professorship III (CAT)
Dean Richardson BellSouth Endowed Professorship in Computer Sciences and Engineering
Joe Ricks JP Morgan Chase Professor in Sales and Marketing
Shearon Roberts W.K. Kellogg Endowed Professorship VI (CAT)
Joseph Ross Claude H. and Elizabeth Organ Endowed Professorship in Biology
Jonathan Rotondo-McCord W.K. Kellogg Endowed Professorship V (CAT)
Steven Salm Class of 1958 Endowed Professorship
Lisa Schulte-Gipson Keller Family Foundation Professorship
Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir Keller Family Foundation Professorship (Eminent Scholar XXXI)
Anderson Sunda-Meya Norwood Endowed Professor in Physics
Tim Turner TP/S Newhouse Professorship #12
Pamela Waldron-Moore Leslie R. Jacobs Endowed Professorship
GloriaJean Wallace Endowed Professorship in Mass Communication
John Ware Keller Family Foundation Professorship in Arts and Sciences
Christopher Williams The Bynum and Sons, Inc. in Pharmacy
Clifford Wright Holzer Family Endowed Professorship
Vacant RosaMary Foundation Professor in Liberal Arts
Vacant Alumni Class of 1958 Endowed Professorship
Vacant BellSouth Endowed Professorship
Vacant William Arceneaux Professorship in French