Faculty and Staff

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The University Honors Program prides itself on its outstanding faculty members who both inspire and motivate students to excel.  See for yourself the professors leading the way for honors students.

Honors Faculty

Dr. John Doucet
Director of the University Honors Program
Dean of  College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences

B.S., Nicholls State University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center; NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, LSU Neuroscience Center; NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

Contact Information:
111 Gouaux Hall
Phone: 985.448.4721
E-mail: john.doucet@nicholls.edu

Genetic diseases in Louisiana populations, molecular anthropology of Louisiana populations, environmental and human disease, chromosome architectures, genetics and Louisiana families.

Courses Taught:
BIOL 320 – Genetics
BIOL 372 – Honors Topics in the Biological Sciences
BIOL 406 – Honors Colloquium in the Biological Sciences
BIOL 408 – Endocrinology
BIOL 421 – Genome Biology
BIOL 441 – Molecular Biology of the Cell Laboratory
BIOL 471-474 – Special Topics in Biology
BIOL 476 – Biomedical Literature Review
BIOL 478 – Laboratory Internship
BIOL 560 – Marine and environmental Regulation, Law, and Policy Workshop
BIOL 568 – Professional Scientific Writing Laboratory
BIOL 575 – Environmental Diagnostics and Biomarkers
BIOL 591-594 – Thesis Research
BIOL 599 – Thesis
HUMA 111 – The Honors Forum
HUMA 381 – Honors Abroad I – England
HONR 400 – Honors Directed Study in Major
HONR 401 – Honors Prospectus
HONR 402 – Honors Thesis

Dr. Kurt Stiegler
Assistant Professor of History

B.A., M.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana; Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Contact Information:
245-E Peltier Hall
Phone: (985)448-4599
Email: kurt.stiegler@nicholls.edu

Modern American History, Modern East Asian History, Japanese History, Modern European HIstory, History of Western Civiliaztions.


Dr. Michele Theriot
Associate Professor of English

B.A., Nicholls State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Contact Information:
252 Elkins Hall
Phone: (985) 493-2529
E-mail: michele.theriot@nicholls.edu

American literature

Dr. Paul Wilson
Associate Professor of History

B.A., Nicholls State University; M.A., Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Contact Information:
245-J Peltier Hall
Phone: (985)448-4463
Email: paul.wilson@nicholls.edu

Modern European History (Hitler & Nazi Germany), African American History, Modern American History, 19th Century American History, History of Western Civilizations



Honors Program Staff

Dr. Deborah Cibelli

Professor of Art
Associate Director


B.A. State University College of New York at Geneseo; M.A., Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton University)
223 Talbot Hall
Phone: (985) 448-4598
Fax:  (985) 448-4596
E-mail:  deborah.cibelli@nicholls.edu

Specialty:  History of Renaissance Art and Theory and Methodologies

Jaime Guenard
Coordinator of Honors Student Activities and Services

234 Elkins Hall
Phone:  (985) 448-4099
Fax:  (985) 448-4201