Faculty and Staff Profiles




Amy Acosta Amy Acosta

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 360

 Phone: 985/549-5760



 Alysia CatanzaroAlysia Catanzaro Anderson

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 334

Phone: 985/549-3082



David Armand David Armand

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 351

 Phone: 985/549-2499


Areas of Expertise: Contemporary American literature and creative writing.



Ramona Cutrer

 Anne Babson

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 338

 Phone: 985/549-5786



Aimee Barrios Aimee Barrios, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 235

 Phone: 985/549-5902


Areas of Expertise: British Renaissance and eighteenth-century literature, rhetoric and composition.



Dr. Jack Bedell Jack Bedell, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Creative Writing

 Location: DVIC 341

 Phone: 985/549-5756


Areas of Expertise: Modern and contemporary literature and creative writing.


Ramona Cutrer

 Virginia Bell

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 231

 Phone: 985/549-2413



Michelle Bellavia Michelle Bellavia

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 238

 Phone: 985/549-2417



botsford Heather Botsford

 Title: Instructor and Coordinator of English Early Start Program

 Location: DVIC 364

 Phone: 985/549-5328



Dr. Reine Bouton Reine Bouton, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor

 Location: DVIC 336

 Phone: 985/549-3767


Areas of Expertise: Modern American and British literature, travel writing, Southern literature, composition and rhetoric, Eudora Welty.


femail image Cheryl Breaux

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 340

 Phone: 985/549-5784

Email: cbreaux@selu.edu


Francis Broussard Francis Broussard

 Title: Instructor

 Location: MIMS 215

 Phone: 985/549-3975


Areas of Expertise: American literature, Native American literature



 Suzzanne CallowaySuzzanne (Beth) Calloway, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: MIMS 202

 Phone: 985/549-2530


Areas of Expertise: Composition and rhetoric, early American literature.


Ramona Cutrer

 Carin Chapman

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 342

 Phone: 985/549-5783



Christopher CookChristopher Cook

Title: Instructor

Location: DVIC 349

Phone: 985/549-5770



 cooperRichard (Dusty) Cooper

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 333

 Phone: 985/549-5136

Email: richard.cooper@selu.edu


Andree Cosby Andree Cosby

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 354

 Phone: 985/549-2419


Areas of Expertise: Rhetoric and composition and creative writing.


Dr. C. Denelle Cowart C. Denelle Cowart, Ph.D.

 Title: Assistant Professor

 Location: DVIC 350

 Phone: 985/549-2044


Areas of Expertise: Irish and modern British literature


Sherri Craig Sherri Craig

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 337

 Phone: 985/549-5787

 Email: sherri.craig@selu.edu 


Ramona Cutrer

 Catherine Cresson

 Title: Lecturer

 Location: DVIC 349

 Phone: 985/549-5770

 Email: catherine.cresson-2@selu.edu


Nicole Dos Ramos-Schulter Nicole DosRamos-Schulter

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 363

 Phone: 985/549-5762


 Areas of Expertise: Composition and American literature.



Ramona Cutrer

 Heather Draxl, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 362

 Phone: 985/549-5757

 Email: heather.draxl@selu.edu

Dr. Joan D. Faust Joan Faust, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator

 Location: DVIC 392

 Phone: 985/549-5477


Areas of Expertise: Seventeenth-century dramatic and non-dramatic literature and the epic in literature.



Dr. Thomas Fick Thomas Fick, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor

 Location: DVIC 344

 Phone: 985/549-2104


Areas of expertise: American literature, literature of race, women's literature


Dr. Joel Fredell Joel Fredell, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Publishing Studies

 Location: DVIC 239

 Phone: 985/549-2113


Areas of Expertise: Middle English, manuscript studies, Arthurian studies, digital humanities, and history of the book.



Chris Genre

 Randall Frederick

 Title: Lecturer

 Location: DVIC 345

 Phone: 985/549-5781

 Email: randall.frederick@selu.edu


Dr. Tim GautreauxTimothy Gautreaux, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Emeritus/Writer-in-Residence

Area of Expertise: Creative writing



Chris Genre Chris Genre

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 366

 Phone: 985/549-3122


Areas of Expertise: Composition, science fiction literature



Dr. George Gibson George Gibson, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: MIMS 217

 Phone: 985/549-3211


Areas of Expertise: British and Irish Modernism, Celtic mythology, James Joyce.



Dr. Eva gold Eva Gold, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor

 Location: DVIC 365

 Phone: 985/549-5768



Dr. David Hanson

 David Hanson, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor and Department Head

 Location: DVIC 221

 Phone: 985/549-2100


Areas of Expertise: Nineteenth century British literature and nonfictional prose, literature and the visual arts, digital humanities, textual scholarship, and Ruskin studies.



Chance Harvey

 Chance Harvey, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 358

 Phone: 985/549-5764


Areas of Expertise: Nineteenth-Century British and American literature, Modern American literature, Southern literature, Lyle Saxon.



Rebecca Hite Rebecca Hite

 Title: Instructor and Director of General Studies

 Location: DVIC 352

 Phone: 985/549-5025


Areas of Expertise: English literature and composition.


Dr. Martin Kearney Martin Kearney, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor

 Location: DVIC 356

 Phone: 985/549-5766


Areas of Expertise: Modern British and Irish literature, the British novel, and folklore.



female.jpg Corrie Kiesel, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor 

 Location: DVIC 357

 Phone: 985/549-5765



Chris Genre Jason Kirker

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 368

 Phone: 985/549-3207

 Email: jason.kirker@selu.edu


Dr. Jason Landrum Jason Landrum, Ph.D.

 Title:Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Southeastern Writing Center

 Location: DVIC 229

 Phone: 985/549-2074

 Email: jason.landrum@selu.edu 

Areas of Expertise: Film studies, critical theory, and American literature.



Dr. Dianna Laurent Dianna Laurent, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 234

 Phone: 985/549-5755


Areas of Expertise: Writing to communicate, internet research methodology, grant writing, and editing.



Dr. Christine Mitchell April Lenoir

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 359

 Phone: 985/549-5763



Dr. Richard Louth

 Richard Louth, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor and Director of Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project

 Location: DVIC 332

 Phone: 985/549-2102


Areas of Expertise: Writing and the teaching of writing, composition and rhetoric, technical writing, creative writing, living writers, Southern Literature: Louisiana literature, Southern short story, William Faulkner.



S. Alan Marsh Sean Alan Marsh

 Title: Instructor

 Location: MIMS 212

 Phone: 985/549-2870



Dr. Christine Mitchell

 Emily McDaniel

 Title: Lecturer

 Location: DVIC 342

 Phone: 985/549-5783



Dr. Christine Mitchell Christine Mitchell, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor

 Location: DVIC 339

 Phone: 985/549-5785


Areas of Expertise: Professional writing, rhetoric, composition, and ESL.


Dr. Kenneth Mitchell Kenneth Mitchell, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor

 Location: DVIC 355

 Phone: 985/549-5767

 Email: kenneth.mitchell@selu.edu 

Areas of Expertise: Professional writing, British romantic poetry, and composition.



Dr. Lisa Moody Lisa Moody, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 346

 Phone: 985/549-3106

 Email: lisa.moody@selu.edu 

Areas of Expertise: Nineteenth-century American and British literature.



Dr. Kenneth Mitchell

Thomas Parrie

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 348

 Phone: 985/549-5778

 Email: thomas.parrie@selu.edu


Alison Pelegrin Alison Pelegrin

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 230

 Phone: 985/549-2358


Areas of Expertise: Composition and rhetoric, American literature, and creative writing (poetry).


Dr. Ziba Rashidian Leilya Pitre, Ph.D.

 Title: Visiting Assistant Professor and Coordinator of English Education

 Location: DVIC 361

 Phone: 985/549-3383



Dr. Kenneth Mitchell

 Robbi Pounds

 Title: Instructor

 Location: MIMS 218

 Phone: 985/549-5769

 Email: robbi.pounds@selu.edu


Dr. Ziba Rashidian Ziba Rashidian, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor and Coordinator of English Graduate Studies

 Location: DVIC 329/330

 Phone: 985/549-5780


Areas of Expertise: Animal studies, comparative literature, critical theory, globalization, modernism.


Dr. Ziba Rashidian

 Ashley Reed

 Title: Lecturer

 Location: MIMS 211

 Phone: 985/549-5022



David Rodriguez David Rodriguez

 Title: Instructor

 Location: MIMS 216

 Phone: 985/549-2271


Areas of Expertise: Contemporary American literature, short stories, and creative writing.



Dr. Ziba Rashidian

 Michelle Sawyer

 Title: Lecturer

 Location: DVIC 210

 Phone: 985/549-2076

 Email: michelle.sawyer@selu.edu


Dr. Paul Sawyer

 Paul Sawyer, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Professional Writing

 Location: DVIC 233

 Phone: 985/549-5759


Areas of Expertise: Technical writing, online instruction, document design, visible rhetoric, and composition.


Dr. Ziba Rashidian Sarah Schillage-Truxillo

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 367

 Phone: 985/549-5026

 Email: sschillage@selu.edu


Dr. Ziba Rashidian Natalie Sheppard

 Title: Instructor

 Location: MIMS 214

 Phone: 985/549-2536

 Email: natalie.sheppard@selu.edu


Dr. Ziba Rashidian

 Karen Shields

 Title: Lecturer and Academic Advisor (CSE)

 Location: CSE

 Phone: 985/549-5719

 Email: karen.shields@selu.edu


Dr. Kenneth Mitchell

 Don Shipley, Ph.D. 

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 345

 Phone: 985/549-5781

 Email: don.shipley@selu.edu


Dr. Jayetta Slawson Jayetta Slawson, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor

 Location: DVIC 343

 Phone: 985/549-5024


Areas of Expertise: Performance studies, including human events in social and cultural settings; and performativity in writing, speech, expressive actions, gender, and identity constructions.



Dr. Kenneth Mitchell

 Patrick Stephens

 Title: Instructor

 Location: MIMS 213

 Phone: 985/549-5136

 Email: patrick.stephens@selu.edu


Dr. Ziba Rashidian

 Kimberly Strickland

 Title: Lecturer

 Location: DVIC 334

 Phone: 985/549-3082

 Email: kimberly.strickland@selu.edu


Tusa Christopher Tusa

 Title: Writer in Residence

 Location: DVIC 349

 Phone: 985/549-5770

 Email: Christopher.Tusa@selu.edu


Dr. Kenneth Mitchell

 Kent Wascom

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 353

 Phone: 985/549-2114

 Email: kent.wascom@selu.edu


Dr. Natasha Whitton Natasha Whitton, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor and Coordinator of Freshman English

 Location: DVIC 335

 Phone: 985/549-5788


Areas of Expertise: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; nineteenth- and twentieth-century American intellectual and cultural history; Asian literature; comparative literature; composition; cross-cultural studies; history of science; interdisciplinary studies; women's studies; Toni Morrison; Bible as literature.



Dr. Jeffrey Wiemelt Jeffrey Wiemelt, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Language & Literacy

 Location: DVIC 393

 Phone: 985/549-5761


Areas of Expertise: Composition studies, linguistics, discourse analysis, stylistics, Tolkein.