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 singing, classical music and theater, and opera

School of Music and Performing Arts
Master Instructor, Director of UL Lafayette Opera Theater

Expert on macroeconomics and microeconomics

Department of Economics and Finance
Master Instructor

Expert on architecture, and urban design and planning, and community development

School of Architecture and Design
Professor, Director of Community Design Workshop

Expert on monitoring oceanic systems, and wave dynamics

Department of Physics
Department Head, Professor

Expert on heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, energy conversion, and fuel cells

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Expert on teachers' values and beliefs, and education policy

Educational Foundations and Leadership

Expert on nonprofit organizations

Department of Management
assistant professor, interim associate dean for academic programs


Department of Biology
Assistant Professor

Expert on business policy, disaster management, and supply chain management

Department of Management

Expert on market segmentation, positioning and marketing strategy; buyer-seller relationships; customer value determination; public-private partnerships/collaboration; and disaster-related supply chain management.

Department of Marketing and Hospitality
Department Head, Associate Professor, The Moody Company/BORSF Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Regional Business Development