Faculty and Staff Profiles



Amy Acosta Amy Acosta

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 360

 Phone: 985/549-5760



male.jpgBruce Alford

Title: Instructor

Location: DVIC 359

Phone: 985/549-5760

Email: balford@selu.edu



 Alysia CatanzaroAlysia Catanzaro Anderson

 Title: Instructor

 Location: SEH 334



David Armand David Armand

 Title: Instructor

 Location: SEH 217

 Phone: 985/549-2499


Areas of Expertise: Contemporary American literature and creative writing.



Aimee Barrios Aimee Barrios, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: SEH 204

 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.


Michelle Bellavia Michelle Bellavia

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 238

 Phone: 985/549-2417



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.


botsfordHeather Botsford

Title: Instructor and Coordinator of English Early Start Program

Location: DVIC 364

Phone: 985/549-5328



femail image Cheryl Breaux

Title: Instructor

Location: DVIC 340

Phone: 985/549-5784

Email: cbreaux@selu.edu


Francis Broussard Francis Broussard

 Title: Instructor

 Location: SEH 213

 Phone: 985/549-3975


Areas of Expertise: American literature, Native American literature




 Michelle Brown, Ph.D.

 Title: Assistant Professor and Coordinator of English Education

 Location: DVIC 361

 Phone: 985/549-3383

 Email: michelle.brown-4@selu.edu 


 Suzzanne CallowaySuzzanne (Beth) Calloway, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 367

 Phone: 985/549-5026


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


Christopher CookChristopher Cook

Title: Instructor

Location: DVIC 349

Phone: 985/549-5763



 cooperRichard Cooper

 Title: Instructor

 Location: SEH 209

 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

 Ramona Cutrer

 Title: Lecturer

Location: DVIC 335



Dr. George Dorrill George Dorrill, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor

 Location: DVIC 362

 Phone: 985/549-5757



Nicole Dos Ramos-Schulter Nicole DosRamos-Schulter

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 363

 Phone: 985/549-5762


 Areas of Expertise: Composition and American literature.


Megan Eddy

 Megan Porciau Eddy

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 338

 Phone: 985/549-5786



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

 Location: DVIC 239

 Phone: 985/549-2113


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



Dr. Tim Gautreaux Timothy Gautreaux, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor Emeritus/Writer-in-Residence

 Location: DVIC 335

 Phone: 985/549-5788


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. H. Norman German H. Norman German, Ph.D.

 Title: Professor

 Location: DVIC 342

 Phone: 985/549-5783


Areas of Expertise: Etymology, African-American literature, and twentieth-century American literature.



Dr. George Gibson George Gibson, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: SEH 215

 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.


female.jpg Marie Hendry, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: SEH 208

 Email: marie.hendry@selu.edu


male.jpg Christopher Higgs, Ph.D.

 Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

 Location: DVIC 348

 Phone: 985/549-5778



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



female.jpg Kelly Landry

 Title: Instructor 

 Location: SEH 205

Phone: 985/549-2383



Dr. Jason Landrum Jason Landrum, Ph.D.

 Title:Assistant 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. incorporation of language arts into high school and middle school science and math classes, grant writing, and editing.


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: SEH 207

 Phone: 985/549-2870



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.


Mary Mocsary Mary Mocsary

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 368

 Phone: 985/549-3207


Areas of Expertise: Teaching composition and the relationship of grammar to writing and literature; the vampire in history, literature, film, and pop culture.



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.



Rebecca Murry Rebecca Murry-Rushing

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 345

 Phone: 985/549-5781


 Areas of Expertise: British literature, Harry Potter.



female.jpgCaitlin Newcomer, Ph.D.

Title: Instructor

Location: DVIC 235

Phone: 985/549-5779

Email: caitlin.newcomer@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).


Birgitta Ramsey Birgitta Ramsey, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 353

 Phone: 985/549-2114


Areas of Expertise: Rhetoric and composition.



Dr. Ziba Rashidian Ziba Rashidian, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor and Coordinator of English Graduate Studies

 Location: DVIC 330

 Phone: 985/549-5780


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


David Rodriguez David Rodriguez

 Title: Instructor

 Location: SEH 211

 Phone: 985/549-2271


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



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.


Annabel Servat Annabel Servat

 Title: Instructor

 Location: DVIC 333

 Phone: 985/549-5789



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.


TusaChristopher Tusa

Title: Writer in Residence

Location: DVIC 349

Phone: 985/549-5770

Email: Christopher.Tusa@selu.edu


Dr. Natasha Whitton Natasha Whitton, Ph.D.

 Title: Instructor and Interim Coordinator of Freshman English

 Location: DVIC 231

 Phone: 985/549-2413


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.