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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Khey

David Khey
Department Head
Assistant Professor
Office: Mouton 104
Phone: 337.482.1964
E-mail: dkhey@louisiana.edu

Dr. Khey's work focuses on drug policy, effective policing strategies, campus crime and safety, drug testing technology, medicolegal research and jury decision making. He is an alumnus of the University of Florida. He teaches courses on research methods, cybercrime, restorative justice, forensic toxicology and drugs and crime.

Whitney Kidder

Whitney Kidder
Administrative Assistant
Office: Mouton 112
Phone: 337.482.6171
E-mail: whitney@louisiana.edu
 

Paula Broussard

Paula Broussard
Master Instructor
Office: Mouton 118
Phone: 337.482.5690
E-mail: pmbroussard@louisiana.edu

Ms. Broussard is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana and a graduate of UL Lafayette, but it was the University of Southwestern Louisiana back then. In addition, she attended Louisiana State University and the University of South Florida, her degrees include Masters in Criminal Justice and Business Administration plus an additional 30 hours of graduate work. Her criminal justice career began in retail security then for the next ten years she focused on private investigation and polygraph work. After closing the private investigation office she began working on her MBA. It was then that she was offered a chance to teach a night course in criminal justice at USL, she agreed and has been teaching ever since. Her research interests include terrorism, ethics, handgun issues and serial crimes.


 


 

Christopher De Lay
Master Instructor
Office: Mouton 102
Phone: 337.482.5691
E-mail: cdelay@louisiana.edu

Mr. De Lay (yes the last name is French) hails from Oklahoma and Colorado. He has experience working in law enforcement, court systems, corrections, private security, has gone to law school, worked offshore and in a funeral home. He is an Oklahoma University alumnus and rabid OU football fan. He teaches forensics, criminal law, criminal courts, criminal investigation, and policing.

Kenneth Jaccuzzo
Instructor
Office: Mouton 103
Phone: 337.482.1146
E-mail: jaccuzzo@louisiana.edu

Mr. Jaccuzzo received his education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Valdosta State University and the F.B.I. National Academy. He has experience working as Air Force security police and as a state probation and parole officer. He teaches courses on corrections, probation and parole, and juvenile justice.
 

Michelle Jeanis
Assistant Professor
Office: Mouton 120
Phone: 337.482.1964
E-mail: mjeanis@louisiana.edu

Dr. Jeanis received her master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Doctorate in Criminology from the University of South Florida.  Dr. Jeanis’ research focuses on missing persons, youth runaways, and the relationship between news/entertainment media and crime, offenders, and victims. She works with both law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations in the study of missing persons cases.

Christopher Palmore
Visiting Instructor
Office: Mouton 105
Phone: 482.6540
E-mail: christopher.palmore@louisiana.edu

Christopher Palmore received his M.A. in Criminology from Pennsylvania State University, where he is also completing Ph.D. in Criminology. Most of his research is concerned with violence and victimization. He is particularly interested in 1) the role of routine activities in producing opportunities for violence; 2) interactions between social and individual-risk factors and violence; 3) situational factors of violence, including alcohol use, the presence of third parties, and adversary effects; and 4) neighborhood effects. He is also interested in criminological theory and quantitative methods.

Ami Stearns

Ami Stearns
Assistant Professor
Office: Mouton 119
Phone: 337.482.1926
E-mail: stearns@louisiana.edu

Dr. Stearns’ work focuses on deviance and crime through three main areas of research: gender, incarceration, and intersections of literature and voice among marginalized populations. Her work with incarcerated women critically analyzes the relationship between identity and creativity. Dr. Stearns is an active member of community criminal justice organizations that are currently addressing issues of mental illness, poverty, and homelessness among the local jail population. She serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the Master’s Program in Criminal Justice. Her website is www.amistearns.com.