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Faculty & Staff

 


DeAnn Kalich, Ph.D., F.T. | Department Head of Sociology, Anthropology, & Child and Family Studies | Professor, Sociology


DeAnn Kalich Education:
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1995
  • M.A., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1991
  • Honor B.A., Sociology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1989
Research Interests:
  • Death and Dying
  • Gender
  • Sex and Sexualities
  • Deviance
  • Criminology
Contact Information:

Email: deann.kalich@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6043
Office: Mouton 220

 


Jacob Stelly | Administrative Assistant for Sociology, Anthropology, & Child and Family Studies


Education:
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2006
Research Interests:
  • Deviance
  • Death and Dying
  • Interactions within Online Communites
  • Family Violence
Contact Information:

Office: Mouton 221
Phone: 337-482-6044
Email:  jacob.stelly@louisiana.edu

 

Sociology


Emily Blosser, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Sociology


 

Education:
  • 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
Research Interests:
  • Gender
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Education
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Popular Culture
Contact Information:

Email: emily.blosser@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5377
Office: Mouton 204


JoAnne DeRouen, Ph.D. | Professor, Sociology


 

 

Education:
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Colorado State University, 1995
  • M.A., Sociology, University of New Orleans, 1989
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1984
Research Interests:
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Disaster Research
  • Coastal Community Resilience
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Visual Sociology
  • Transdisciplinary Research
Contact Information:

Email: joanne.derouen@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6067
Office: Mouton 217


Craig J. Forsyth, Ph.D. | Professor, Sociology


Craig Forsyth Education:
  • 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)
Research Interests:
  • Deviance
  • Criminology
  • Death Penalty
  • Maritime Industry
  • Social Impact of Fisheries and Oil Industry
Contact Information:

Email: craig.forsyth@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5372
Office: Picard Center 211


Kathleen Handy, Ph.D | Emeritus Adjunct Instructor, Sociology


Contact Information:

Mouton 105,
Phone: 337-482-5375,
Email kathleen.handy@louisiana.edu


Margot Hasha, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Sociology | Program Coordinator for Sociology


Education:
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2009
  • M.S.W., Louisiana State University, 1990
  • M.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana,1985
Research Interests:
  • Bereavement
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Stress
  • Addictions
  • Sociology of Mindfulness
Contact Information:

Email: margot.hasha@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6520
Office: Mouton 215


Jacques Henry, Ph.D | Professor, Sociology and Anthropology


Education:
  • Doctorat, Cultural Anthropology, Université René Descartes -
    Paris V-Sorbonne, 1983
Research Interests:
  • Louisiane-French Culture
  • Ethnography
  • Family and Kinship
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Nutritional Anthropology
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Social Theory
Contact Information:

Email: jacques.henry@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5223
Office: Mouton 218
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Hua-Lun Huang, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, Sociology


Education:
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Kansas, 2000
Research Interests:
  • East Asian Organized Crime
  • Delinquent Cults
  • Maritime Security
  • Social Movements (Extreme Right-Wing Movements)
  • Marginalized Populations
  • Esoteric Societies
Contact Information:

Email: hua-lun.huang@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5370
Office: Mouton 216


Kristen Kahanek, M.A. | Visiting Instructor, Sociology



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
Contact Information:

Email: kristen.kahanek@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-6089
Alt Phone: 337-409-9446
Office: Mouton 206

 


Jennifer Loli, LMSW | Visiting Instructor


Contact Information:

Email: jennifer.loli1@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5371
Office: 205


Lauren Miller, M.A. | Visiting Instructor, Sociology


Education:
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Montana
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015
  • A.A., General Studies, South Louisiana Community College, 2013
Research Interests:
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Rural Sociology
  • Public Health and Illness
  • Social Inequality
  • Disaster Management
Contact Information:

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


Jessica S. Pearce, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Sociology


Education:
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 2010
  • M.A., Sociology, Louisiana State University, 2006
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2005
Research Interests:
  • Gender
  • Online Communities
  • Socialization
  • Social Media
Contact Information:

Email: jessica.pearce@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5198
Office: Mouton 215


George Wooddell, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, Sociology


Education:
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999
  • M.A., Louisiana State University, 1993
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1983
Research Interests:
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Minority Groups
  • Crime
  • Gender
Contact Information:

Email: george.wooddell@louisiana.edu
Phone: 337-482-5373
Office: Mouton 219


 

Anthropology


C. Ray Brassieur, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, Anthropology


Ray Brassieur

Education:
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999
  • M.A., Anthropology, Louisiana State University, 1980
  • B.A., History, Lamar University, 1975
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
Contact Information:

Office: Mouton 109A
Phone: 337-482-1260
Email: charles.brassieur@louisiana.edu


J. Lynn Funkhouser, ABD RPA | Visiting Instructor, Anthropology


Education:
  • M.A. Anthropology, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2014
  • B.S. Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2008
Research Interests:
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Paleopathology
  • Mortuary Studies
  • Public Outreach and Education
  • Southeastern Pre-Colonial Period
  • French Colonial Period
Contact Information:

Office: Mouton Hall 207
Phone: 337-482-6180
Email: jennifer.funkhouser1@louisiana.edu


Kathe Managan, Ph.D | Instructor, Anthropology


Education:
  • 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
Research Interests:
  • Language
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Performance
  • Tourism
  • Voluntary Associations
  • The Caribbean
  • La Francophonie
Contact Information

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


Mark A. Rees, Ph.D., RPA | Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Pat Nalley Board of Regents Support Fund Professor in Social Sciences | Professor, Anthropology | Program Coordinator for Anthropology


Mark Rees Education:
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, 2001
  • M.A., Historical Archaeology, University of Massachusetts
    at Boston, 1991
  • B.A., History, Louisiana State University, 1985
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
Contact Information:

Office: Mouton Hall 108
Phone: 337-482-6045
Email: mark.rees@louisiana.edu
 


A. James Delahoussaye, M.S. | Research Scientist, Anthropology


Jim Delahoussaye Education:
  • ABD, Arizona State University, 1972
  • M.S., Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1965
  • B.S., Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1963
Research Interests:
  • Zooarchaeology
Contact Information:

Office: Mouton 109
Email: alphe.del@louisiana.edu


Daniel J. Povinelli, Ph.D. | Professor of Biology


Education:
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Yale University, 1991
  • M.S., Anthropology, Yale University, 1988
  • B.S., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, 1986
Research Interests:
  • Primates
  • Evolution of learning and cognition
Contact Information:

Phone: 337-482-0265
Email: povinelli@louisiana.edu

 

 

Child & Family Studies


Lionel K. Asare, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor


Education:
  • 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
Research Interests:
  • Program Evaluation
  • Child Development
  • Life-Span Development
  • Parenting and Parent-Child Development
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Family Relations and Dynamics
Contact Information:

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


Erin Baer, M.S. | Director of Early Childhood Development Center | Instructor, Child and Family Studies


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

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


Education:
  • 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
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
Contact Information:

Office: MO 226
Phone: 337-482-6046
Email: anne.branscum@louisiana.edu


Rebecca Ducrest, M.S. |  Adjunct Instructor, Child and Family Studies


Contact Information:

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


Sun-A Lee, Ph.D., CFLE | Associate Professor / Frem Boustany Sr. Endowed Professor in Child and Family Studies | Program Coordinator of Child and Family Studies


Education:
  • 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
Research Interests:
  • Adolescent and Young Adults Development
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Cross Cultural Parenting
  • Immigrant Families
Contact Information:

Office: Mouton 230
Phone: 337-482-1132
Email: sun-a.lee@louisiana.edu


David N. Yarbrough, Ph.D. | Professor, Child and Family Studies | Dean of Community Service


Education:
  • 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
Research Interests
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Academic Engagement and Community Service
  • Poverty
Contact Information:

Office: Mouton 104
Phone: 337-482-1015
Email: david.yarbrough@louisiana.edu