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Spotlight

Dr. Daniel Groft

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Groft

February 17, 2020

Dr. Daniel Groft is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Director of the H.C. Drew Center for Business and Economic Analysis (Drew CBEA). He received his doctorate in economics from Louisiana State University. Prior to returning to McNeese, Dr. Groft served as the economist at the Louisiana Economic Development where he provided economic research services…

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Dr. Ilya Okhotnikov

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ilya Okhotnikov

January 28, 2020

Dr. Ilya Okhotnikov is an Assistant Professor of Family Science. He received his doctorate in family science from the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Okhotnikov’s current research focuses on studying relational virtues and cross-cultural issues. He recently completed a two-year service term at a section of the National Council on Family Relations, the premier professional association focused…

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Charles McNeely in his office

Faculty Spotlight: Charles McNeely

December 9, 2019

Charles McNeely is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of the McNeese Theatre Program. The 2019 fall semester marked his 25th year with the program. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from McNeese and a Master of Fine Arts in Drama and Communication from the University of New Orleans. For the past…

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Dr. Joanna Thompson

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joanna Thompson

December 2, 2019

Dr. Joanna Thompson is an assistant professor of psychology and earned her doctorate in experimental psychology from Texas Christian University. She is also a 2013 psychology and 2015 experimental psychology and applied behavior analysis graduate of McNeese. As a behavioral neuroscientist, Dr. Thompson studies the relationship between the brain and behavior on the basis of…

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Bridget McDaniel, top row third from left, with a class in Italy.

Faculty Spotlight: Bridget McDaniel

November 18, 2019

Bridget McDaniel is an Assistant Professor of Art. She holds a master’s degree in art history from Louisiana State University and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. She specializes in ancient sculpture and her research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences. Bridget has received multiple grants, endowed professorships, the…

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Dr. Neil Carnes

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Neil Carnes

November 11, 2019

Dr. Neil Carnes is a professor of mathematical sciences and earned his doctorate from Auburn University. He has held the Mildred Scott Endowed Professorship in Mathematics for several years and has used his awards to publish and present his research results as well as that of undergraduate and graduate students at various conferences. Dr. Carnes…

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Jennifer Barrow

Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Barrow

November 4, 2019

Jennifer Barrow is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and began her career at McNeese in 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from McNeese, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix and is currently working on her doctorate in nursing from the LSU Health Sciences Center. She is a recipient of…

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Dr. Judy Hand

Faculty Spotlight: Judy Hand

October 29, 2019

Dr. Judy Hand is an Associate Professor of Music and earned her doctorate in flute performance from Louisiana State University. She is a Bank One/Henry Alexander Endowed Professorship in Music recipient and has previously served as Assistant Department Head of the W.A. and Dorothy Department of Performing Arts. During her time at McNeese, Dr. Hand…

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Dr. Byungkyun Chung

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Byungkyun Chung

October 21, 2019

Dr. Byungkyun Chung is a Professor of Agricultural Sciences. He received his bachelor’s degree in forestry science from Kon-Kuk University, his master’s degree in soil science from West Texas A&M University and his doctorate in soil fertility from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Chung has taught at McNeese for 11 years and is an adviser for…

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Dr. Gerard Ornas

Faculty Spotlight: Gerard Ornas

October 15, 2019

Dr. Gerard Ornas Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences and received his Doctorate in Mathematics from Texas Tech University. He came to McNeese in 2003 and has received two enhancement grants and several endowed professorships, which were used to upgrade and improve student study labs and supply new technology and materials for in-class participation. …

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