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.




The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies employs over 20 full-time faculty who are recognized as outstanding teachers and researchers in their field. Student evaluations of our department's courses and instructors are very positive, and our faculty's record of research and publication is outstanding. Honors and awards we have received include:

  • American Association for Health Education's Health Education Professional of the Year

  • Southern District AAHPERD's Young Professional Award

  • Louisiana AHPERD's Scholar Award

  • Faculty listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers

  • Southeastern Louisiana University President's Award for Excellence in Research

  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service 

Faculty have teaching responsibilities in one or two program areas in the department. For information on individual faculty, click on the person's name in the lists below.


Athletic Training

Erin Karch, Instructor 
Chad Dufrene, Instructor


Exercise Science and Fitness and Human Performance

Dan Hollander, Professor, Sport & Exercise Psychology
Robert Kraemer, Professor, Exercise Physiology
Greg Reeves, Instructor
Bovorn Sirikul, Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology
Brian Williams, Instructor


Health Education and Promotion

Diane Cole, Instructor
Evelyn DelRio, Instructor
Keri Larsen, Assistant Professor
Carrie Edwards, Instructor
Alice Gibson, Instructor
Wynn Gillan, Assistant Professor
Dee Hurtt, Instructor
Millie Naquin, Professor
Ralph Wood, Professor


Health and Physical Education Teacher Education

Bing Athey, Instructor
Diane Cole, Instructor
Louis Dugas, Instructor
Eddie Hebert, Professor
Charlotte Humphries, Associate Professor
Dee Hurtt, Instructor


Sport Management 

Ashley Bowers, Associate Professor
Jill Sharp, Instructor