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Faculty and Staff

 Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


Deirdra Ricard, Administrative Assistant

102 P.E. Thrift Hall

Tel: 225-771-4660


Full-Time Faculty


Melissa Johnson, Ph.D., M.S., Assistant Professor

109H P.E. Thrift Hall

Tel: 225-771-2496


Samii Kennedy Benson, Ph.D., M.S., Assistant Professor

109O P.E. Thrift Hall

Tel: 225-771-2808


Kenyetta Nelson-Smith, Ph.D., M.S., Interim Dept. Chair, Assistant Professor, Child Development, Program Coordinator

109M P.E. Thrift Hall

Tel: 225-771-5598


Jung-Im Seo, Ph.D., M.S., Assistant Professor

109K P.E. Thrift Hall

Tel: 225-771-4290


Sungpo Yi, Ph.D., Nutrition Assistant Professor

109G P.E. Thrift Hall



Adjunct Faculty


Celia Bridgeforth, M.P.A., RDN, LDN

109B P.E. Thrift Hall


Keisha Dandridge Ceasar, M.A., Director/Instructor – Child Development Laboratory

Child Development Laboratory

Te: 225-771-3494


Monica McDaniels, M.S., RD. LDN


Gillian Sims, Ph.D.

P.E. Thrift Hall


Oscar Udoh, Ph.D.

141 A.O. Williams Hall (SU Ag Center)

Tel: 225-771-2090


Brenda Williams, M.S.