LSUA Welcomes New Faculty Members

by Sarah Black | Aug 29, 2014
LSUA has added many new faculty members for 2014-2015.

LSU of Alexandria is pleased to announce the hiring of several new faculty members.  The eleven new hires are on campus now and began teaching this fall semester.

Lance Baldwin comes to LSUA as an assistant professor in Nursing.  He previously worked with the Veterans Administration in Pineville and also served in the United States Army as a Sergeant and Licensed Practical Nurse. While in the Army, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal among others. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree.

Susan Bowers is a new addition to Biological Sciences and holds the title of assistant professor.  Bowers earned her Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in Animal Physiology. She comes to LSUA from the Disney Animal Kingdom where she was a research fellow in reproductive physiology and behavior.

Mitzi Eason has been hired by LSUA to be an instructor in Education.  She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Louisiana State University in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education.  Eason graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech and earned her master’s degree from Northwestern State.

Patsy Jenkins is serving as interim chair of the Department of Education at LSUA. Jenkins is no stranger to Rapides Parish having served as superintendent of schools from 1998 through 2004.  She earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree form Northwestern State and an Ed.D. from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Long Li comes to LSUA as an assistant professor in Business Administration.  Li has a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He arrives at LSUA from Grambling State University where he has taught since 2009.

Roxanne Liles is another new member of Biological Sciences and is serving as an assistant professor.  Liles earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport. She most recently has served as a forensic DNA analyst at the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory.

Gloria Phillips is a new assistant professor in Nursing.  Phillips earned her Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree in 2008 from Chamberlain College of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri as well as a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She has worked at LSUA previously, serving as an associate professor from 2010 through 2011.

Elyse Poole is an assistant professor in Nursing at LSUA. Poole earned an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Northwestern State and a master’s degree in Nursing from LSU Health Science Center, New Orleans.  Since 1992, she has served as a neonatal nurse practitioner at Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.  She was also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Nursing at LSUA from 2008 through 2010.

Susan Schmachel comes to LSUA as assistant professor in Nursing. She holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Schmachel most recently worked for the Willis-Knighton Health System in Bossier City.

Andrew Stacy is a new instructor in Biological Sciences. Stacy earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northwestern State and a Master of Science in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has served as a teaching assistant, substitute teacher and graduate teaching assistant.

Zachary Wagner comes to LSUA as an Assistant Professor in Arts, English and Humanities as well as the director of the Forensics Program. Wagner is pursuing his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He most recently was a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. 

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