Apr 12, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
University Catalog 2023-2024

Administration and Faculty



Board of Trustees

Mr. Justin T. Augustine, III Dr. Derek Robinson
  Chair   Vice Chair
Mr. James Mitchell, Jr. Dr. Jennifer Goldsmith Adams
  Vice Chair   Secretary
Dr. C. Reynold Verret Ms. Chantel Shackelford
  Ex-officio   Ex officio
Ms. Alexandra Fell Allen Sr. Amelia Bretón, S.B.S.
Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn Dr. Michelle Dipp
Mr. Brandon Garrett  Dr. Richard Gilder, III 
Sr. Stephanie Henry, S.B.S. Mr. Gladstone Jones
The Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle Ms. Suzanne Malveaux
Mr. Meredith Marshall Sr. Jane Nesmith, S.B.S
Fr. Thomas O’Hara, CSC  Mr. Lyon Polk
Mr. James Swanson   Ms. Angela Vallot 
Ms. Carita Walker Dr. David Weill 
Mr. Joseph K. West  

Officers of the University

C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D.

President

Marguerite S. Giguette, Ph.D. Verron “Ron” Brade, M.P.A.
  Interim Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs   Senior Vice President of Administration and Chief Operating Officer
Phillip D. Adams, M.S. Patrice Bell, B.A.
  Vice President, Institutional Advancement   Vice President of Administration and Chief of Staff
William Bostick, C.P.A. Mable Moore, Ph.D.
  Associate Vice President and Chief Auditing Officer   Vice President, Technology Administration and Chief Information Officer
Joel Munza, M.B.A Edward J. Phillips, B.S.
  Vice President, Enrollment Management   Vice President, Fiscal Services
Curtis Wright, M.Ed.  
  Vice President, Student Affairs    

 

Administrative Cabinet and University Offices

 

Administrative Cabinet

C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D.

President

Marguerite S. Giguette, Ph.D. Verron “Ron” Brade, M.P.A.
  Interim Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs   Senior Vice President of Administration and Chief Operating Officer
Phillip D. Adams, M.S. Patrice Bell, B.A.
   Vice President, Institutional Advancement   Vice President of Administration and Chief of Staff
William Bostick, C.P.A. Mable Moore, Ph.D.
  Director, Office of Internal Audits   Vice President, Technology Administration and Chief Information Officer
Joel Munza, M.B.A. Edward J. Phillips, B.S.
  Vice President, Enrollment Management    Vice President, Fiscal Services
Adicia Waddell, B.S. Curtis Wright, M.Ed.
  Interim Associate Vice President, Human Resources   Vice President, Student Affairs

Office of the President

C. Reynold Verret, Ph.D.
President

Verron “Ron” Brade, M.P.A. Kris Pottharst, B.A.
  Senior Vice President of Administration and Chief Operating Officer   Director, Board Relations
LaTanya Graham, M.B.A. Timothy Ambrose, B.A.
  Executive Assistant to the President   Presidential Fellow and Community Affairs Specialist
Ireon Jackson Mary Ellen Rouselle
  Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Administration and Chief Operating Officer   Receptionist

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Marguerite S. Giguette, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs

Joel Munza, M.B.A  
  Vice President, Enrollment Management    
Florastina Payton-Stewart, Ph.D. Kaneisha Bailey Akinpelumi, M.S.W.
  Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs   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.
  Dean, College of Arts and Sciences   Dean, College of Pharmacy
Nancy Hampton, M.S.L.S. Rachel Thomas, Ph.D.
  Interim 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. Cirecie Olatunji, Ph.D.
  Director, Institute for Black Catholic Studies   Director, Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit
Tracey Jackson, M.A. Claire Wilkins-Green, Ph. D. 
  Director, Office of Career Services   Chief Institutional Research Officer
Melanie Steen-Sighinolfi, M.S.    
  Director, Academic Strategic Initiatives    

Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management

Joel Munza, M.B.A.
Vice President, Enrollment Management

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

 

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

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

Kerri Alexander, MA-TS  Changamire Durall, M.A.
  Assistant Vice President/Chief Inclusion Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator    Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police
Anitra Calvin, M.S. Virginia Pellerin, RN, BSN
  Executive Director of Residential Educations and Operations and Special Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs   Associate Dean of Students 
Patricia Kendrick, B.S. Jennifer Bodnar, M.S.
  Executive Director, University Athletics   Director, Office of Violence Prevention, Education and Advocacy
Judy E. Bracy, B.A. Steven Byrd, LCSW, D.B.H.
  Senior Conduct Officer and Director of Parent’s Program   Director, Counseling and Wellness and Disability Services
Sharrone Godfrey, B.A. Lisa McClain, M.A.
  Director, Center for Student Involvement   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. Yamlak Tsega, M.S.
  Associate Vice President   Assistant Vice President/ Deputy Chief Information Officer
Litus Marshall, B.S. Gregory Jones, M.S.
  Director and Banner Projects Manager   Information Technology Security Officer
Vacant  
  Director Network Enterprise Helpdesk and Technical Support    

 

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. Brett Evans, M.P.A.
  Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement   Associate Vice President for Advancement and Campaign Programming
Kendra Woodard Tircuit, M.B.A. Marcia J. Pecot, Ed.D. 
  Executive Director, Advancement Services   Director, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Jeff A. Hale, Ph.D. Nannette Smith, B.A.
  Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations   Director, Advancement Operations
Deloris Mabins, M.A.  
  Development Director for Strategic Initiatives    

 

Office of Student Health Services

Robert Mercadel, M.D. Judy Warren, RN, BSN
  Medical Director, University Physician   Associate Director of Health Services
Cheryl Thompson, LPN Adrienne Dotson
  Staff Nurse   Office Manager, Student Insurance Coordinator
Ashley Sabrier, MN, APRN, FNP-C  
  Nurse Practitioner    

 

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, Basic Pharmaceutical 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
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

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
Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Purdue University

Rasheed Atwater
Assistant Professor, African and African American Diasporic Cultural Studies
Ph.D., Temple University

Gurdial Arora
Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Delhi University, Delhi, India

Mohamed Awad
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Elisabeth Ayuk-Etang
Assistant Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., University of Yaoundè 1

Ahlam Ayyad
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pharm.D., Xavier University of Louisiana

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

Zuzana Baranova
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Vincent Barraza
Associate Archivist

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 Performance 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

Preya Bhattacharya
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Kent State University

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

Sonny Bleicher
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago

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

Ph.D., Tulane University

Christopher Bolden
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Arkansas - Medical Sciences

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

Kristy Brumfield
Professor, Education & Counseling

Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Chenoia Bryant
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Emily Bufford
Assistant Librarian

M.S., Florida State University

Charles Burnette
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Drexel University

Emmanuel Buteau
Assistant Professor, Theology
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Georgia State University

Bethel Cager
Assistant Professor of Practice, Education & Counseling

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

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
Professor, Business
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

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

Ph.D., University of Louisville

Caitlyn Chambers
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Joseph Chaney
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Purdue 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

Mary Culotta
Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

M.H.S., University of South Alabama

Leonard Curry
Assistant Professor, Theology
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Udaya Dahal
Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Camille Dantzler
Assistant Professor, African and African-American Diasporic Cultural Studies
Fine Arts and Humanities

Ph.D., Howard University

Hedayat Darbandi
Instructor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

M.S., University of New Orleans

Pranabesh Das
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Indian Statistical Institute

Ian Davenport
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Clemson 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

Rhonda Deen
Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

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

Ali. Dhaif-Allah.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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
Associate Professor, Theology
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Xiaojie Duan
Assistant Librarian

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

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

Ph.D., Emory University

Samrut Dutta
Associate 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 Associate 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

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

Morewell Gasseller
Associate 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
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
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

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

Gabriel Green
Assistant Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Tyra Gross
Associate 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
Director, Library

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

Melissa Handy
Assistant Professor of Practice, Speech Pathology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

M.S., Southeastern Louisiana University

Corey Harrison
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham

Ashaki Haroon
Assistant Librarian

M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

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

Marcia Henry
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D.,Tulane University

Quincy Hodges
Assistant Professor, Mass Communication
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Thomas Huckaba
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Columbia University

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 Associate 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

Shantoyia Jones
Associate 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
Professor, Art and Performance 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
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
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 Performance 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 Associate 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
Professor, History
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Tulane University

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

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

Ariel Mitchell
Assistant Professor, Education & Counseling

Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Margo Montgomery-Richardson
Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Kathleen Morgan
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Yale University

Tommy Morris
Assistant Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison

Jennifer Morrison
Assistant Professor, English
Fine Arts and Humanities

Ph.D., University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Syed Muniruzzaman
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Kagawa, Japan

Miranda Myles-Jackson
Assistant Professor, Art and Performance Studies
Fine Arts & Humanities

M.F.A., Liberty University

George Nawas
Clinical Associate 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

Michael Ogunbunmi
Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Delaware

Kolade Ojo
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

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

Marian Okon
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Glasgow

Laura Oliver
Assistant Professor, Art and Performance Studies
Fine Arts and Humanities

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Cirecie Olatunji
Director, Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit
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

Ahna Patterson
Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

M.C.H.S., University of Washington School of Medicine

Florastina Payton-Stewart
Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs

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

Professor, Business
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Monica Pierre
Assistant Professor of Practice, Mass Communication
Social & Behavioral Sciences

B.S., 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

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

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

Cathy Rehfus-Wilsek
Assistant Professor, Division of Business

M.D., All Saints University School of Medicine

Trisha Rezende
Instructor, English
Fine Arts and Humanities

M.A., University of New Orleans

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

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Tarik Richardson
Assistant Professor, African and African-American Diasporic Cultural Studies

Ph.D., Temple University

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

Kevin Riley
Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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

Ph.D., Tulane University

Lucy Rosenbloom
Associate Librarian

M.A., Louisiana State University

Joseph Ross
Associate Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Elizabeth Smith Rousselle
Professor, Languages
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Tulane University

Robin Runia
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

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

James Shade
Assistant Professor, English
Fine Arts & Humanities

M.F.A., University of New Orleans

Cassandra Shephard
Assistant Professor, History
Fine Arts & Humanities

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Kayla Siddell
Associate 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
Associate Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ph.D., St. John’s 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
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Felicia Tardy
Assistant Professor, Biology
Biological & Applied Health Sciences

Ph.D., University of Mississippi - Medical Center

Ashley Taylor
Clinical Associate 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
Associate 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

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
Associate 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

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

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

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

David Williams
Assistant Librarian

M.S., Clarion University

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

Heather Williamson
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

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

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

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 Institute, 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
Vacant 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)
Vacant William Arceneaux Professorship in French
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
Joseph Drexel-Dreis W.K. Kellogg Endowed Professorship VI (CAT)
Joseph Ross Claude H. and Elizabeth Organ Endowed Professorship in Biology
Elizabeth Rousselle Mellon Foundation Endowed Professorship
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
Pamela Waldron-Moore Leslie R. Jacobs Endowed Professorship
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
Shearon Roberts Alumni Class of 1958 Endowed Professorship
Lamartine Meda BellSouth Endowed Professorship
Vacant  Endowed Professorship in Mass Communication
Vacant  W.K. Kellogg Endowed Professorship V (CAT)
Robin Runia RosaMary Foundation Professor in Liberal Arts
Vacant  TP/S Newhouse Professorship #12