History, Political Science, & Disaster Science


The Department of History, Political Science, and Disaster Science is responsible for developing and offering baccalaureate degree programs to students who wish to pursue educational opportunities in one of the department’s core disciplines. The programs offered by the department are of the highest quality and prepare students not only to take up a wide array of positions in the workforce but also to pursue graduate-level education if they so wish.

In addition, the department provides substantial general education support to programs offered by other Departments on LSUA’s campus. At present, the department offers general education courses in geography, history, and political science.

About the HPDS Department
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science
Career Opportunities in Political Science
Bachelor of General Studies - Pre-Law Concentration
Career Opportunities with a Pre-Law Degree
Internships and Public History Program
ROTC Program
Bachelor of General Studies - Disaster Science and Emergency Management Concentration
Career Opportunities in Disaster Science and Emergency Management

Meet the Faculty

Kerry Ordes
Kerry Ordes Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Mulder - 330
James Rogers
Jim Rogers Ph.D.
Chair, History, Political Science, and Disaster Science & Professor of History
Mulder - 332
Christopher Stacey
Christopher Stacey Ph.D.
Professor of History
Mulder - 328


 Contact Us

Dr. James Rogers II, Department Chair
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria LA 71302

Associated Faculty

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Jason Ardoin
Adjunct Instructor of Geography
Gary Baldwin
Gary Baldwin Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor of History
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Mary Ellis
Adjunct Instructor of Disaster Science
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Mike Hislop
Adjunct Instructor of History
LSUA Adam Lord
Adam Lord
Assistant Vice Chancellor
(318) 427-0132
Mulder - 152
Daniel Manuel
Coordinator of Title IX, Disability Services, and Safety & Risk Management
(318) 427-0137
StuCenter - W209A
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Felicity Martin
Adjunct Instructor of History
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Heaven Smith
Adjunct Instructor of History
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Shannon Stanley Ph.D., EMT-B
Adjunct Instructor of History
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Evan Woodson
Adjunct Instructor of History



LTC Joshua Drake, Professor of Military Science, Northwestern State University, 



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If you would like to know more about the History & Political Sciences department, please give us a call at (318) 473-6470 or drop by and see us in Mulder Hall 303.