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Dr. Daniel McCarthy


Dr. Daniel McCarthy earned a B.S. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Ph.D. in Plasma Physics, with a specialization in Magnetically Confined Fusion Energy, from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his appointment as the Dean of the College of Science and Technology, Professor McCarthy served as the Head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics. During his time as a faculty member at Southeastern, he has taught sixteen different courses ranging from Acoustics for Musicians to Electromagnetic Wave Theory. In the field of plasma physics, he has published over 20 articles in international plasma physics journals, which have received over 250 citations, has received over $350,000 in external funding to support his research, and continues active collaborations with scientists from around the world. He has also been actively involved with undergraduate research, and has had six undergraduate students as co-authors on his publications. Outside of his life at Southeastern, Dr. McCarthy enjoys music, competing in triathlons, and spending time with his daughters, Cerys and Juliana.

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Dr. Brian Crother 

Dr. Brian Crother

Dr. Brian I. Crother earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the California State University at Dominguez Hills and the Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Miami, Fl. Prior to his appointment toAssistant Dean, Dr. Crother was a Full Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. His publications include the edited book Caribbean Amphibians and Reptiles and the co-edited book Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics: A Herpetological Perspective. He is also the editor of Standard and Scientific English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America, the authority on names of snakes and frogs and such. Dr. Crother's 50+ publications include numerous journal articles and book chapters and focus mainly on evolution, from genes to organisms to geographic regions. He is a member of several scientific societies including The Society for Systematic Biologists, The Willi Hennig Society, The American Society for Ichthyology and Herpetology, the Herpetologists' League, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.



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SLU 10829
Hammond, LA 70402
Tel: 985-549-2055
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