Management and Leadership Institute Class of 2017-18
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Sherrye Carradine is Internal Counsel/EEO Administrator at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Carradine is a higher education law general practitioner with special interest in employment law. Her experience in higher education administration began as a graduate assisstant for undergraduate student affairs while attending law school. Since that time she has supported and served the higher education community in various roles including Executive Assistant to the Chancellor -- Southern University at New Orleans, University Paralegal -- Bowling Green State University, Assistant General Counsel -- College of Charleston, and Associate General Counsel -- Jackson State University. Carradine is a registered grant review/reader with the US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University and a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center. Carradine is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Carradine takes pride in paying it forward by actively participating in community and youth empowerment activities. During her spare time, she enjoys reading crime novels, watching crime TV and scary movies, and repairing things around the house.
Southeastern Louisiana University
Connie Davis is the director of auxiliary services at Southeastern Louisiana University. Davis began her career in higher education in 1994 with Southeastern's Department of Housing as an area coordinator. During her 23 years at Southeastern, Davis has held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of housing, student union, admissions and auxiliary services. Having served as director of auxiliary services since 2009, Davis' responsibilities include university housing, dining services, university bookstore, textbook rental program, campus card operations, document source print and mail operations, event and conference services and non-credit programs. She earned a B.A. in management and a MBA from Southeastern. Davis has been an active member of several state, regional and national higher education associations, currently serving on the National Association of College Auxiliary Services Board of Directors as the south regional representative. She is the past Southern regional president of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. Davis was recently awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Service-Unclassified Staff at Southeastern. Mrs. Davis and her husband, Blair, are the proud parents of Megan (19), Lauren (17) and Austin (12). She enjoys traveling with her family and attending athletic and social events at Southeastern.
John P. Doucet
Nicholls State University
John P. Doucet is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the University Honors Program at Nicholls State University. Doucet joined the Nicholls faculty in 1997, and is now professor of biological sciences and McIlhenny Professor of Human and Environmental Genetics. Over the years he has conducted an active research program focused on the molecular genetics and public health of Louisiana populations. His academic background includes a B.S. in Chemistry from Nicholls, a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, two NIH postdoctoral fellowships in human molecular genetics, and graduate certification in public health genomics from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. He is a past recipient of the Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to science and technical writing, he is an award-winning author of creative works and works in public history. He serves on the Information and Education Committee of the American Society of Human Genetics and the Research and Science & Mathematics Committees of the National Collegiate Honors Council. He is currently serving as past president of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences.
Jamie P. Flanagan
Northwestern State University
Jamie P. Flanagan is the assistant director/advisor & instructor for TRiO Student Support Services at Northwestern State University. Jamie joined the NSU staff spring 2001 in the Financial Aid Office. She transferred to TRiO in August 2005 as an instructor/advisor. She became the assistant director of TRiO Student Support Services in June 2014. Her educational background includes a B.S. in Accounting and a master's degree in adult and continuing education from Northwestern State University. She will begin working on her doctor of education in adult learning and development at Northwestern this fall. Jamie serves on several boards: CASA, Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Commission, and Natchitoches Parish Children and Youth Planning Board. She is an executive board member of the state TRiO association, Louisiana Association of Student Assistance Programs (LASAP) and has been since 2011. Jamie works closely with TRiO students in various capacities. She advises student organizations on campus as well. Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, singing, reading, and dancing very badly. She is married, has two sons, a daughter-in-law, and impatiently awaiting her granddaughter's arrival in June.
Grambling State University
Elaine Foster is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Grambling State University. She joined the faculty at Grambling State University in 1995 as an assistant professor and is now an associate professor. Her educational background includes a B.A. in elementary education from Grambling State University, an M.Ed. in special education from Northeast Louisiana State University (currently the University of Louisiana at Monroe), and a Ph. D. in special education with a concentration in learning disabilities from the University of Southern Mississippi. Foster teaches special education, literacy, and education courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has a variety of rich experiences that directly connect to her roles and responsibilities in the College of Education. While working with the MAT/Alternative Teacher Certification Program over the years, she has consistently designed course content modules and standards-based activities that reflect best practices and research in special education. She has served as a Praxis consultant and an ACT preparation team member for the reading and writing exams for many years. Foster's honors include the 2017 Grambling State University Endowed Professor, 2017 Louisiana Reading Association's Educator of the Year, Kara Vaughn Jackson Endowed Professor, Professor of the Year for the College of Education, and Professor of the Year for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences. Moreover, she has served on several university and departmental committees such as Tenure /Promotion, NCATE/CAEP Standard I, and Faculty Senate. As a reviewer for the Council for Exceptional Children and the Association of Childhood International, she has engaged in multiple opportunities to evaluate elementary and special education program reports for colleges of education throughout the United States. Her current research focus include: The Effects of Debilitative and Facilitative Test Anxiety on CASE Reading (Praxis I Reading) Scores of Minority Students Enrolled in Teacher Preparation Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Louisiana Tech University
Stacy Gilbert is the dean of student development at Louisiana Tech University. After graduating from the university, Gilbert accepted a position as an athletics academic counselor and remained in athletics as an assistant athletics director for 12 years. While working with student-athletes, Gilbert developed a particular interest in working with first-year students. When the opportunity to work with all first-year students for the Division of Student Affairs presented itself in 2007, a dream came true, and she accepted the position of director of co-curricular programs, testing, and disability services. During her tenure in student affairs, Gilbert has had the privilege of working with impactful colleagues to implement meaningful programs including the First-Year Experience program and the Tech Leadership Council for future campus student leadership. She is a co-director for the University's Quality Enhancement Plan-Blue Fire. Gilbert has supported and instigated numerous projects to instill school spirit in students, faculty and staff, including the Tenets of Tech, the Medallion project and Loyal Blue Fridays. In 2010, Gilbert was recognized by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina and Cengage Learning as an "Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate." Gilbert is working on her Ed.D. in higher education administration at Tech. Gilbert says that getting the degree is most certainly a family endeavor. Her husband Matt, son Mason (15) and daughter Marleigh (10) are her greatest blessings and sources of support as she focuses her attention on her doctoral work.
Larry W. Green Jr.
Grambling State University
Larry W. Green Jr. is the program coordinator of the President's Student Leadership Initiative, First Year Experience instructor and Retention Specialist at Grambling State University. Green joined the faculty at Grambling State University in 2016. His educational background includes a B.S in Business Management, a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Grambling State University and a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix. Green has established himself as an accomplished educational leader with a demonstrated ability to teach, motivate and direct students while maintaining high interest and achievement. Green's extensive educational leadership experience has provided him with a broad base to teach leadership courses at the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. Green's vision is that every student reaches their maximum potential. Green's goal is to develop tomorrow's leaders and prepare them for effective leadership. He is a member of the national educator's honors society for academic excellence, Pi Lambda Theta. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Green has received three National Outreach Program awards for his leadership and direction of the Jobs for America's graduates program (JAG) within Morehouse Parish schools. Green's JAG program was well renowned as a model program throughout the state. Green is from Bastrop, LA where he is very active within his community coaching and mentoring local youth. Green has been married to Monika C. Green for 13 years and they have two beautiful children, Trea Green and Zykerria Boardway.
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Sushma Krishnamurthy is the interim director of the graduate school and professor of biology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Krishnamurthy joined ULM in 2008 as the biology department head and then served as the director of the School of Sciences for a combined total of eight years before leading the graduate school. Prior to joining ULM, Krishnamurthy was a faculty member in the Department of Biology and Chemistry at Texas A&M International University at Laredo, Texas (TAMIU) for 13 years. Krishnamurthy received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in marine estuarine & environmental sciences and her B.S. in chemistry, zoology and environmental sciences from St. Joseph's College/Bangalore University in Bengaluru, India. Her research interests include heavy metal accumulation in sediments and benthos. She is the recipient of several awards including the Webb County Soil and Water Conservation District Conservation Educator of the Year, the TAMIU nominee for the statewide Minnie Stevens Piper Award and the Kitty Degree Endowed Professorship (ULM). Krishnamurthy is an executive director of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and a strong supporter of the United Way for over 20 years. Her hobbies include gardening, reading fiction and watercolor painting.
Frederick 'Chip' LeMieux
McNeese State University
Chip LeMieux is the associate dean for the College of Science and Agriculture at McNeese State University. LeMieux joined the faculty at McNeese in 2002 and is now a professor and director of the School of Agricultural Sciences. His educational background includes a B.S. in animal science and a M.S. and Ph.D. in non-ruminant nutrition from Louisiana State University. LeMieux is the husband of Tracy, father of Masson and Justine and grandfather of Audrey and Milo. He is involved in swine, poultry and beef research in the areas of nutrition, reproduction, meat production and behavior. From 1992 to 2002, LeMieux worked as research associate for the Louisiana State University Experiment Station where he managed the swine herd and coordinated swine research projects. In 1996, LeMieux was awarded the National Pork Producers Council Pork All American award. LeMieux is the faculty advisor for Collegiate FFA and Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) Fraternity at McNeese. LeMieux serves as the executive secretary for the Louisiana Pork Producers and is a member of the National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board and Louisiana Cattleman's Association. He and his students are active in coastal and marsh restoration, community service and education. LeMieux enjoys his free time watching the Pittsburgh Penguins, LSU sports, jogging and reading.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Chief Communications Officer at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Aaron Martin is a member of the University Council. At his alma mater since October 2011, Martin oversees Ragin' Cajuns and university branding, trademark licensing, issues management, public records, crisis communications, media relations, publications, web communications, social media, digital media, marketing, advertising and internal communications. Martin's career started at the California State University Maritime Academy from 1994 to 1999. Martin served as dean of enrollment management and the director of admissions and outreach. From 1999 to 2002, Martin served as Pacific Northwest regional marketing director for Kaplan. Based in San Francisco, he directed marketing and associated operations for 12 educational centers in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. From 2003 to 2011, he worked in communications management and donor relations roles at Tulane University, including its post-Katrina renaissance. He served as director of communications and research at its health sciences center and as University WebCom manager. Martin, a member of Phi Kappa Phi, holds a M.S. degree in communication from the AEJMC-accredited program at UL Lafayette. He's served as a District IV board member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education since 2012.
Southeastern Louisiana University
Daniel McCarthy is the dean of the College of Science and Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University. McCarthy was hired as an assistant professor of physics in 1994 and is currently a full professor. He received his B.S. in physics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and his Ph.D in physics from the University of Maryland at College Park. McCarthy's research expertise is theoretical plasma physics, with an application to fusion energy. He has published extensively in international journals and has received more than $350k in external funding to support his research. He has worked as a visiting research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for five years, and at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency in Oxfordshire for three years. McCarthy was awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Research at Southeastern Louisiana, and was selected as a member of the Power Generation by New Orleans City Business Magazine. At Southeastern, McCarthy served as the head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics and has been dean since 2005. During that time, his college has created three new degree programs, and the number of majors has increased by more than 400 students.
Nicholls State University
Adrienne Naquin-Bolton is the director of the University Counseling Center and University Health Services at Nicholls State University. She joined the Nicholls family in March 2016. Her educational background includes a B.S. in family and consumer sciences from Nicholls State University and a M.Ed. in counselor education from the University of New Orleans. Naquin-Bolton is a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor with a wide range of clinical experiences, including working with survivors of domestic and sexual assault as well as those suffering grief from pregnancy loss. Naquin-Bolton is a proud wife and mother and enjoys traveling, reading, acting in community theatre, tent camping and supporting her husband as he grows their suburban homestead. She is excited to have been chosen to represent Nicholls at M&LI and is looking forward to enhancing her leadership skills with this esteemed professional development opportunity.
Kedrick A. Nicholas
McNeese State University
Kedrick "Ked" Nicholas is originally from New Orleans, but has been a resident of Lake Charles since August 2000, when he first attended McNeese State University as a scholarship football player. During his five years of athletics, Nicholas earned a Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in secondary education then continued onto graduate school at McNeese State. Nicholas served as a graduate assistant for the Office of Student Services and president of the campus programming board for two consecutive years. After receiving a M.S. in instructional technology in May of 2007, Nicholas became a full-time employee in the Office of Financial Aid before soon transferring back to the student services division as student activities coordinator. In fall 2011, Nicholas was promoted to assistant dean of student services, followed by a reorganization and position promotion that caused an adjustment of his title to director of Campus Life & Engagement. Early in his professional career he served as an adjunct faculty member, teaching undergraduate educational technology for six years. Nicholas oversees several programs and initiatives that directly impact the student learning and co-curricular experience. He supervises four professional staff members, graduate assistants and student workers that are employed within his department. He is the director of the Student Union & Activities Office, responsible for the oversight of day to day management and operations in the Holbrook Student Union facility. He oversees all major student life initiatives including student organizations, Greek life, multicultural programs, leadership programs, Student Life Coalition, and Student Union & Activities engagement programs. Recently, he developed the C.A.R.E. Mentorship Program which serves as a retention and engagement mechanism for McNeese students, prompting the addition of student retention to his title in 2016. Nicholas is the technology administrator for the University Services division and assists with other operations of the division such as student discipline advocacy, summer camps, campus housing, and campus dining. It is also his responsibility to collaborate with peers regarding student life initiatives and developments at comparable colleges/universities. He also serves on several university committees. Nicholas has given many presentations at professional conferences and has been named for numerous awards with two of his most touted being National Campus Activities Advisor of the Year (APCA) and Mid-Manager of the Year for the Louisiana Student Affairs Professional Association.
Northwestern State University
Thomas W. Reynolds Jr. is the writing program administrator and coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Writing for Business, Industry, and Technology in the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies at Northwestern State University. Reynolds joined the faculty at NSU in 2000 and is now an associate professor of English. His educational background includes a B.A. in English and a B.A. in history from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, an M.A. in English (writing and linguistics) from NSU and a Ph.D. in English (rhetoric, linguistics and American literatures) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Reynolds has worked as a professional writer and editor, an online course designer and a high school instructor and now teaches English at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He serves as president of the NSU Faculty Senate and is a member of the international English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, and the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Reynolds has an active program of research related to the multiple intersections between writing, technology and teaching. He was recently awarded a travel grant to present at the South Central Modern Language Association's annual conference to be held in October in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Laura V. Scaramella
University of New Orleans
Laura V. Scaramella is the chair and graduate coordinator of the Psychology Department at the University of New Orleans. Scaramella joined the faculty at UNO in 2000 as an assistant professor, she now holds the rank of professor. She received a B.S. in psychology from Catholic University of America and a Ph.D. in family studies/child development from the University of Arizona. Scaramella's research focuses on understanding how parenting quality influences children's development of internalizing and externalizing problems among socially and economically disadvantaged families. She has served on and chaired grant review committees for the Center for Scientific Review. She is a member of the national psychology honor society, Psi Chi, and has received alumni awards from the University of Arizona.
Sheryl S. Shoemaker
Louisiana Tech University
Sheryl S. Shoemaker will assume the role of associate vice president for institutional effectiveness, research and planning July 1. Shoemaker is a professor in audiology and has served as dean of the graduate school and SACSCOC accreditation liaison since 2013. Prior to this appointment, she served as head of the Department of Speech for seven years at Louisiana Tech University. Her educational background includes a B.A. in pre-professional speech pathology and M.A. in audiology from Louisiana Tech University; an Au.D. from Central Michigan University; and a Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders offered through a consortium of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). She was recently selected to serve a four year term as a site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
Tiffany Gilmore Soublet
University of New Orleans
Tiffany Gilmore Soublet is the assistant vice president for budget, finance and systems in the Office of Business Affairs at the University of New Orleans. Through the course of her more than 20 years at the University of New Orleans, she has served as assistant vice president, associate comptroller, PeopleSoft financials analyst, financial analyst and budget analyst. During her tenure, she has had a wide range of responsibilities involving the business and fiscal affairs of the university and has been heavily involved in the oversight of the University's operating budget and overseeing financial analysis and planning in support of major University financial decisions. She holds a B.S. in business (accounting) from Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA), and a MBA (management information systems) from the University of New Orleans. Soublet's involvement in community and professional organizations include being a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), which afforded her the opportunity to participate in the New Business Officers Program. She is also, currently, Treasurer of Staff Council, and a former member of the Association of Government Accountants.
Ryan Lee Teten
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ryan Lee Teten is the associate dean of the University College and associate professor of political science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Teten was also the Political Science Departmental Chair from 2014 to 2016 and the associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts from 2010 to 2012. In 1999, Teten graduated from Clemson University with a double major of political science and English. He then attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2004 in the field of political science, with a specialization in American politics and political institutions. He has published a book that examines nearly 12,000 presidential speeches to trace the evolution of presidential communication and policymaking. He has also published articles on the politics of video games, political myths in society, the informational content of non-traditional media sources, the political learnings and socialization of children, negative and positive advertising, public opinion, popular culture and the use of non-traditional texts in the teaching of political science. He is working on an analysis of the 2016 presidential debates that examines the partisanship and aggressive nature of the questions asked by moderators. Teten worked with the state legislature to create the Future Leaders Internship Program (or FLIP), which placed undergraduates with legislators during the session of the Louisiana House and Senate. He has also frequently served the university and community through hundreds of newspaper, radio and television interviews in The Daily Advertiser and The Wall Street Journal, KLFY TV-10, KATC TV-3, NPR and WWL Radio, as well as election night coverage provided for KLFY TV-10 in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and Clear Channel radio stations live coverage from WWL in New Orleans in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Ryan has been married to his wife Tonya for 20 years and is also the proud father of a teenage daughter and son.