Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
We attempted to reach ALL our students in recent days, but we realize communication has been difficult, if not impossible for some. If you are just now able to see this message, please contact so we can have a better understanding of your status and work with you so you can attain your educational goals.


Dr. Gary Childers

Professor of Biological Sciences

Dr. Gary ChildersPh.D., Mississippi State University, 1976


Office: 238 Biology Building

Phone: (985) 549-3503

Office Hours: by appointment


Teaching Expertise: General Microbiology, Advanced General Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Determinative Microbiology

Links:Gary Childers Faculty Page


Research Interests: Environmental Microbiology.

Bacterial source tracking, enhancement of methanogens in coalbeds, and anaerobic microbial nutrient transformations using classical and molecular analyses.