Faculty

Stephone Addison (J.D., Southern University Law School). Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice. Specialization areas include, criminology and criminal justice.

V. Alexander Appeaning  (Ph.D., Public Policy, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA). Adjunct Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy who specializes in institutional and organizational assessment, research, public policy, emvironmental science, public administration, state government, data analysis and project management and reporting. .

Orscini Beard (Ph.D., Public Policy, MS in Criminal Justice, Southern University and A&M College JD, Southern University Law School) Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice and Public Administration. Area of interests include: Criminal Law and Procedure, Issues in Legal Ethics.

Peter Breaux (Ph.D., Florida State University) Associate Professor of History, Interests, U.S. History, Urban History.

Ollie Christian (Ph.D., Louisiana State University). Professor in Sociology. Interests include: Social Psychology, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Education, Health Disparities, Mental Health, Public Social Policy, Social Justice, Political Ecology, Social Problems, Gerontology, Marriage and Family, Community and Social Organization, Juvenile Delinquency, and Urban Community.

Shawn Comminey (Ph.D., Florida State University) Professor of History. Interests: African American History, Black Education.

Christopher Cottrell (M.A., Geography, Albany State University). Assistant Professor in Political Science and Geography.  Interests include, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), database design, software development and application, remote sensing applications in environmental quality assessment, natural hazard planning, surface water management policy development and spatial distribution.

Geraldine Doucet (Ph.D., Juvenile Justice, Prairie View A & M University; ABD in Criminal Justice, Sam Huston University; MA in Criminal Justice, Louisiana University of Monroe). Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. Area of interests include: Corrections, Correctional Health, Geriatrics Inmate Issues, Juvenile Justice/Delinquency Issues, Zero Tolerance Impact and School Crime.

Damien Ejigiri (PhD, Texas A&M). Professor of Public Administration. Research interests include: Computer Applications, Population Projection, Quantitative Analysis, Urban and Regional Planning. Public Administration Teacher of the Year 1992, 1994; National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Award for Teaching Excellence, 1997 (NASPAA).

Kingsley Esedo (Ph.D., Political Science, Boston University). Professor of Public Policy. Research interests include: Political Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and Public Policy.

Michael Firven (Ph.D., Howard University) Assistant Professor of History, Interests: Latin American History, African History.

Jocelyn Freeman-Bonvillain (Ph.D., Developmental and Child Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas).  Professor in Psychology Department. Interests include, child development, statistics, cognitive development in children and prevention resources in children and young adults.

Augustine Frimpong (Ph.D., Public Policy, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA). Assistant Professor of Public Administration. Research interests include: Political Science, Economics, Program Evaluation, Public Administration, and Public Policy.

Christy Garrison- Harrison  (PhD. Georgia State University) Assistant Professor of History.  Research interest: African American, Women’s Leadership, Black Women, General Women’s Studies 

Vanessa Greenslade (Ph.D., Public Policy, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA). Assistant Professor of Public Administration who specializes in health policy, research, quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis, statistical data model development, project management and health care advocacy.

Leslie Grover-Taylor (Ph.D, Clemson University). Associate Professor of Public Administration. Research interests include: Policy Studies, Non-Profit, and Public Administration.

Don Hernandez (J.D., Texas Southern University (Thurgood Marshall School of Law); Ph.D., Louisiana State University) Assistant Professor of History, Interests: Louisiana History, Civil Rights.

Revathi Hines (Ph.D., Political Science, Howard University) Professor, Political Science.  Interests include, Public Administration, Public Policy and American Government.

Anthony Igiede (Ph.D.,Southern University and A&M College) Chair and Professor in Sociology. Interests include: Ethnic Preference Policy, Organizational Leadership, Social Theory, Social Control, Social Institution, Social Change,Sustainable Development, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Crime and Deviance.

Wanda Jackson (Ph.D., University of Kentucky) Professor of History, Interests: U.S. History, European History, African American History.

Johnnie Jones (Ph.D. Human Ecology, MS in Social work, Louisiana State University) Assistant Professor of Sociology. Area of interests include: Interracial Interactions (Racism), Single Black Custodial Fathers.

C. Hunter King (JD, Southern University Law School; MS in Criminal Justice, Southern University and A & M College) Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Area of interests include: Litigating cases in court; Writing journals, Assistant editor of Southern University Law Review Journal (Researching law legal issues), Insurance Law and Constitutional Law.

Jarett Landor-Ngemi  (Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Southern MIssissippi, Hattiesburg, MS). Assistant Professor of Public Administration who specializes in research, stratistices and technology. 

Onyumbe B. Lukongo (Ph.D, Mississippi State University). Associate Professor of Public Policy. Research interests include: Economics, Statistics, Research Methods, and Public Policy.

Robyn Merrick (Ph.D., Public Policy, Southern University). Adjunct Professor in Public Administration. Academic interests include: Writing and Communications, Public Administration and Policy Implementation.

Kristie Perry (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University). Assistant Professor in Sociology. Interests include: Race and Ethnicity, Religion and Social Change, Family Dynamic Deviant behavior, Social Movement, and Qualitative Sociology.

Reginald Rackley (Ph.D., Social Psychology, Howard University, Washington, D.C.) Professor in Psychology Department. Interests include, African American studies in relationships to social issues and social correlations of attitudes toward disability and desires of African Americans with disabilities.

Kristie Roberts-Lewis (Ph.D., Public Policy, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS). Associate Professor in Public Adminstration and Public Policy. Academic and Research Interests include: Human Resource Management, Non-Profit Management, Urban Management, Program Managment, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Religion and Women's Studies.

Albert Samuels (Ph.D., Louisiana State University),  Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science who specializes in American politics, black politics, public law and educational policy. He has taught courses in American Government, State and Local Government, Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Black Politics, Louisiana Politics, and the American Presidency.

Donovan Segura  (Ph.D., Public Policy, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA). Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Public Administration who specializes in strategic planning, organizational theory, political theory, research analysis and assessment, public policy, project management, communications, politics and philanthropy.

Blanche Smith (MPA, Tennessee State University). Assistant Professor of Political Science. Internship and Placement Director, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.

Lacy Tillotson (Ph.D., Sociology, Iowa State University). Adjunct Professor in Sociology. Interests include: Social Inequality, Political Sociology, Marriage and Family.

Catrice Tolbert (Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi). Professor in Psychology Department. Interests include, research, psychological testing and cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Charles Vincent (Ph.D., University of Kentucky) Professor of History, Interests: U.S. History, European History, African American History.

Fred-Alan Williams (PhD, Howard University, History). Assistant Professor in History. Research interest: Civil Rights, African American History, African History.

Riad Yehya (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University). Professor in Sociology. Interests include: Statistics, Research Methods, Demography, Psychology/Counseling and Mass Media.

Instructors

Anthony Lawrence (M.A., J.D., Southern University and A & M College). Instructor in Sociology, retired City Prosecutor. Interests include: Sociology of Black Americans and the works of W. E. B. Dubois. 

 

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