Dr. Eugene Dial

Title: Executive Director of the Higher Education Leadership Master’s Program and Associate Professor of Education
Department: Teacher Education
Email: eugene.dial@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-448-4022
Office Location: Picciola Hall

Education:

B.S. Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, University of Louisiana Lafayette M.Ed. Administration and Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction. University of Louisiana Lafayette Ph.D. Higher Education, Florida State University

Courses:

Bio:

  I serve as an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. I have taught undergraduate education courses for K-12 programs for many years. Since 1998, I have served as coordinator for the Masters of Education Leadership Program, Concentration in Higher Education.   Answer one of the following questions: If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the winnings? -OR- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? “I would invest in key educational and community service initiatives.”  

Accomplishments:

  • Awards
    • Bayou Industrial Group Big Achiever Award 2014-2015
    • American Red Cross 2010 Heroes Campaign Fundraising Award June 2010
    • Robert E. Hodges Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award 2009-2010 Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District, Circle K
    • University Of Louisiana At Lafayette College Of Education Outstanding Alumnus Award, Class of 1979 March 2004
    • Nicholls State University Alumni Federation Honorary Alumnus Award 2000
    • Nicholls State University, Division Of Student Affairs Employee of the Year 1994
    • Student Affairs Recognition Award 1997, 1998
    • Thibodaux Kiwanis Club Kiwanian of the Year 1994, 1997
  • Professional Affiliations
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Team Accreditation Committee Member June 2015
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Team Accreditation Committee Member November 2010
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Team Off Site Review Committee Member November 2009
    • Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Accreditation Team Accreditation Committee Member May 2008
    • Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Accreditation Committee Member March 2007
    • Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Accreditation Committee Member April 2002
    • Faculty Institute, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA “Handling Classroom Problems August 1997 Such as Cheating and Other Disruptions” Panel Member
  • Presentations
    • Leadership Lafourche, Thibodaux, LA “Leadership in Action” May 2008
    • Nicholls State University 2007 Student Leadership Seminar “Student Leadership and Ethical Decision Making” January 2007
    • Association for Student Judicial Affairs Twelfth Annual International Conference Clearwater Beach, FL February 2000 “Campus Law Enforcement and Student Judicial Affairs: Collaboration, Keys to Success”
    • Louisiana Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators Conference Thibodaux, October 1995 “Responding to Assessment in Residential Services,” “Crime and Punishment: New Ways to Discipline Miscreant Students,” “Underage Drinking and the New Law: Problems with Enforcement”
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators National Conference, Atlanta, GA “A Clash of Values – Diversity vs. Affirmative Action” March 1996
    • Association for Student Judicial Affairs Seventh Annual International Conference Clearwater Beach, FL February 1995 “Fourth Amendment: Whom Can We Search, What Can We Seize?”
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators National Conference Dallas, TX March 1994 “Diversity or University: The Legal and Moral Dilemma of Separatism
    • Leadership Terrebonne Houma, LA “Economic Development in South Louisiana” March 1994
    • Leadership Lafourche, Lockport, LA “Economic Development in South Louisiana” November 1993
    • The Inclusive University: Dialogues on Diversity (A Conference on Multiculturalism) Thibodaux, LA “Culture and Communication in the Inclusive University” October 1993
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators National Conference Boston, MA March 1993 “Hate Speech: 1st Amendment and University Response” “Discipline Procedures: Due Process Protection Requirements Established by the Courts”
    • Association for Student Judicial Affairs Fifth International Conference Clearwater, FL February 1993 “Hate Speech: 1st Amendment and University Response” “Discipline Procedures: Due Process Protection Requirements Established by the Courts”
    • U.S. Department of Education; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program Washington, D.C. Field Reader for Grants Competition Program 1990-1993
    • Louisiana Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators Conference Lafayette, LA “CYA–Discipline Procedures That Meet October 1992 Due Process Protection Requirements Established By the Courts”
    • Drug Free Schools and Communities/Louisiana Comprehensive Health Conference Alexandria, LA. “Colleges Role in the War on Drugs” September 1991
    • Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA. “Developing a Campus Housing Program” (On-site professional consultation) April-July 1991
    • Southwest Region Forum on Substance Abuse Issues in Higher Education Alexandria, LA “Development of a Comprehensive Prevention Program” March 1990
    • U.S. Department of Education, FIPSE Program National Meeting Washington, D.C. “How to Get Started with Your Grant” November 1989
  • Publications/Writings
    • Journal of College and University Student Housing. Vol. 20 No.1. “Computers in Residence Halls: Academic Support in the Living Environment” 1990
    • ADAPT Final Report: Official non-published document submitted to U.S. Department of Education. Dec. 1990
    • FIPSE Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Washington, D.C. ADAPT Grant Writer: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team 1988(Grant funded in amount of $118,445. Fiscal years — 1988-1990.)
    • A Longitudinal Retention Analysis of the Enrollment History of Students in a Four-Year Public Institution in the State of Louisiana. Doctoral Dissertation completed at Florida State University. May, 1987
    • ADAPT Program of Nicholls State University. Partnership Exchange, Vol. 2 No. 5. November 1991 Partnership for a Drug Free Louisiana
  • Additional Activities
    • Southern Association for College Student Affairs – College Student Affairs Journal Editorial Board Reviewer January 1997-2002
    • Journal of College and University Student Housing Editorial Board 1990-2002
    • Nicholls State University Graduate Education Program Thibodaux, LA Higher Education Concentration Coordinator 1992-Present (Faculty member responsible for developing five graduate courses constituting concentration for graduate degree program in education administration, and serving as program advisor for graduate students.)
    • Louisiana Prevention Coalition Conference, Phase I, Louisiana Think Tank, New Orleans, LA Participant May 1992 (Helped to create a conceptual framework for developing a Louisiana prevention infrastructure and prevention resource system. Co-sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Education, Bureau of Student Services.)