Dr. Angelle Hebert

Title: Associate Professor of Education
Department: Teacher Education
Email: angelle.hebert@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-448-4340
Office Location: 247 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Building


B.A. in History, Nicholls State University, (1995)
M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, Nicholls State University, (2005)
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction—English, Louisiana State University, (2013)



Dr. Hebert is the Director of Student Teaching and Assistant Professor in the College of Education. In these roles, she supervises and organizes the student teaching experience for candidates and also teaches courses in Curriculum and Instruction. Within the College of Education, Dr. Hebert works with several committees, including the NCATE/ CAEP steering committee, field experiences committee, initial committee, and admission and retention. Furthermore, Dr. Hebert serves the university as senator on the Faculty Senate and as secretary for the MAX Charter Board of Directors

What are some interesting facts about yourself?

“Among my various passions, I list education among the most dear to my heart–so much so that I spent 35 years of my life earning my own education so that I could then help others further theirs. I particularly empathize with candidates who are attempting university coursework with their own families in tow because I did the same. I enrolled in my Ph.D program at Louisiana State University while also teaching English full-time at Thibodaux High School. Add to this my three young children, one of whom has special needs; and my husband, who works a 7 on/ 7 off schedule, leaving me a single parent every other week. For seven years, I taught high school all day, drove to Baton Rouge for evening classes several times per week, and returned to Thibodaux late at night, getting up the next morning to do it all over again. As difficult as this time was, I credit the experience for giving me discipline and the ability to stay strong in the face of obstacles. Today, I am proud to call myself a member of the amazing faculty of the College of Education at Nicholls State University. It truly is a dream come true!”

Prior to joining the Nicholls faculty in 2012, Dr. Hebert taught English for over 18 years in both public and private high schools and also served for several years in administration. She credits her mother, a legendary English teacher, for leading her to teaching. Dr. Hebert and her husband Richie have three daughters: Caroline, Maria, and Abbie. They are life-long residents of Thibodaux.

Complete one of the following statements: “My dream job other than teaching at Nicholls would be…” -OR- “My future career aspirations include…”

“My dream job other than teaching at Nicholls would be to open a charter school for young African American males.”


DeGravelles, K., Bach, J., Hebert, A., & Hyde, Y. (2012). Novelzine. English Journal, 101(4).
Hebert, A. (2013). “Give me something that relates to my life”: Exploring African American adolescent male identities through young adult literature. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference (C & P), New Orleans, LA.
Hebert, A. (2012). What’s in it for me? Exploring African American adolescent male identities through young adult literature. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Las Vegas, NV
Hebert, A. (2012). Foucault’s ‘Technologies of the Self’: Creating spaces for African-American males through the composition classroom. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), St. Louis, Missouri. (invited)
Hebert, A. (2012). Foucauldian power structures and composition classrooms: Democratic possibilities for African American males. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, Canada. (invited)
Recognition for Outstanding Achievement, Lafourche Parish School Board, November 2011
Favorite Professor honoree, March 2011, Delta Gamma chapter, Louisiana State University
Professor of the Month, October 2010, Louisiana State University Panhellenic Council
Professional Affiliations
National Council of Teachers of English
Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE
American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies