These experts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 337-482-6397 or email

Expert on computer viruses and autonomous vehicles

Center for Advanced Computer Studies

Expert on design pedagogy, particularly for beginning design students

School of Architecture and Design

Expert on Louisiana folklore, food, and legends

Department of English
Associate Professor

Expert on coastal biology, conservation, and wildlife ecology

Department of Biology
Department Head, Professor

Expert in NCAA rules and regulations

Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Academics/Senior Woman Administrator

Expert on music theory

School of Music and Performing Arts

Expert on stocks and bonds, and financial planning

Department of Economics and Finance

Expert on industrial design, including the Ford Mustang and Olympic bobsleds

School of Architecture and Design

Expert on Louisiana history

Center for Louisiana Studies
Director, Associate Professor

Expert on material sciences, bioinorganic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry

Department of Chemistry