Contributing Faculty

Dr. Gary LaFleur Jr. – Director
Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

233 Gouaux Hall
Phone: 985.448.4715

Dr. Robert Allen Alexander
Head of Interdisciplinary Studies
252 Elkins Hall
Phone: 985.448.4096

Dr. John Doucet
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
McIlhenny Professor of Human and Environmental Genetics
111 Gouaux Hall
Phone: 985.448.4721

Clifton P. Theriot, M.L.I.S., C.A.
Archivist, Library Co-Director
233 Gouaux Hall
Phone: 985.448.4715

Dr. Shana Walton
Assistant Professor, English
246-C Peltier Hall
Phone: 985.448.4458

The Center for Bayou Studies (CBYUS) is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of faculty at Nicholls State University dedicated to generation of knowledge and learning through focused study of diverse aspects of the bayou region of south central and coastal Louisiana.

Chef John Folse Culinary Institute

Chef Marcelle Bienvenu
Chef Randy Cheramie


Department of Art

Dr. Jill R. Chancey, Art History


Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Allyse Ferrara, Fish Reproduction and Coastal Ecologist
Dr. Quenton Fontenot, Larval Fish Biologist and Estuarine Ecologist
Dr. Marilyn B. Kilgen, Seafood Safety and Microbiology
Dr. Earl Melancon, Oyster Ecology, Estuarine Ecology


Department of Economics

Dr. Laura Coogan, Maritime Economics


Department of Government and Social Sciences

Ms. Tina Granger, Sociologist


Department of History and Geography

Dr. Paul Leslie, Historical Liaison to Laurel Valley National Historical Site
Dr. Stephen Michot, History, Political Science and Military Studies
Dr. Paul Wilson, History of Southeastern Louisiana and World War II


Department of Languages and Literature

Ms. Tiffany Duet, Instructor of Literature
Dr. Richmond Eustis, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Literature
Dr. Todd Kennedy, Film Studies
Dr. Lance LaPlante, Novelist and Author
Dr. Becky LeBlanc, Louisiana Literature
Dr. Robin White, French in Louisiana Cajun Culture

The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.