Dr. David E. Boudreaux
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Dr. David E. Boudreaux, a native and resident of Thibodaux, is the vice president for Institutional Advancement at Nicholls State University. He began working in the office on September 1, 1998.
His career as an instructor in the English Department began in 1967, working his way up to the rank of full professor at Nicholls. In fall of 1977, he became head of the English Department and stayed in that position for 17 years before being named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1994. Boudreaux is also chairman of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1965 and his Master of Arts degree in 1967, also from LSU. He received his Doctorate in Philosophy in 1975 from the University of Arkansas with concentrations in Eighteenth Century British Literature, Medieval British Literature and Contemporary British and American Literature.
Boudreaux has been active in conducting presentations, workshops and research for many different scholarly organizations. He is a senior associate of the Washington-based Teaching, Learning and Technology Group, which assists in the promotion of the use of instructional technology in teaching and learning. He co-authored the workbook, which acts as a guide to assist universities in integrating technology into the classroom. He has conducted numerous workshops and made several presentations concerning technology and education. He has professional memberships in national organizations including the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for Higher Education, the Association of Departments of English and the National Council of Teachers of English.
He has served on several committees, both as a member and chairman. He served on the Planning Advisory Group for University Strategic Planning, KNSU Review Committee, SACS Committee on Organization and Administration and the Ad Hoc Committee to Develop Criteria for Recognizing Teaching Excellence to name a few. Boudreaux has also worked with several community organizations including the Bayou Lafourche Arts Council and the Lafourche Parish Fire District No. 4 Board.
Boudreaux has made significant contributions to Nicholls State University including beginning the Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable, as well as, the English Department’s new faculty orientation and mentor program. He installed the English Department’s Ethernet Multimedia Writing Center and co-initiated the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at the University.
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