Robert A. Wright Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology. He currently serves at the Chair of the Department of Psychology and as Chancellors Fellow. He received his BS and MA in Psychology and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Louisiana State University. Dr. Wright joined the faculty at LSUA in 2007 following his internship with the Devereux Center for Effective Schools in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He specializes in the treatment of individuals with Developmental Disabilities, School Wide Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions, and the prevention of disruptive behaviors in schools. He is the 2017 recipient of the Bolton Award for Teaching Excellence.
Cynthia Thomas, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Provost Fellow here at LSUA. She earned her PhD in Personality Psychology and Developmental Psychology from Howard University, a M. Ed. in Guidance and Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University, and a BS in Psychology from Southern University. She serves the LSUA community by actively participating on several Senate committees, Chancellors Committees, championing suicide prevention and mental health wellness with our students. Dr. Thomas is the 2021- 2022 Bolton Teaching Excellence Award winner.
A proud of alumnus of LSU Alexandria (B.S. Psychology) and LSU (M.A. Higher Education Administration), Ethan directs LSUA's First Year Experience program, New & Transfer Student Orientation, Parent & Family Programs, International Student Orientation, and LSUA's Student Ambassadors. Also, he serves on several campus community committees.
"Prior to graduation, I found my niche in higher education through an internship in the Chancellor's Office. I saw a different side of Higher Ed and knew this was the direction I wanted my career to go. Working in academic and student affairs allows me to not only be that initial point of contact for new students, but to work with these same students until they walk the stage at graduation."