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Dr. Khey

David Khey
Department Head
Associate Director, Center for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Office: Rougeou 338
Phone: 337.482.1249

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.


Rhonda Richard
Administrative Assistant
Office: Rougeou 348
Phone: 337.482.6540

Paula Broussard

Paula Broussard
Master Instructor
Office: Rougeou 342
Phone: 337.482.5690

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.


Michelle Jeanis
Associate Professor 
Office: Rougeou 341
Phone: 337.482.1964

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.View CV.

Meng Ru (Lily) Shih
Assistant  Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Office: Rougeou 340
Phone: 337.482.6540

Dr. Shih recently graduated with her doctorate in criminology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include juvenile delinquency, life-course criminology, quantitative research methods, substance abuse and rehabilitation, corrections and reentry, restorative justice, and immigration policy. View CV .




Yeonjae Park
Assistant Professor
Office: Rougeou 343

Dr. Park earned her doctorate in Criminology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Specializing in multiple areas, her work primarily focuses on developmental criminology, hate crimes, juvenile justice, and cybercrimes. She teaches courses on the theory of crime and research methods.View CV.

Kayleigh Stanek
Assistant Professor
Affiliated Faculty, ASU Research on Violent Victimization Lab
Office: Rougeou 339
Phone: 337.482.5691

Kayleigh A. Stanek received her master’s and Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. She is also an affiliated faculty researcher with Arizona State University’s Research on Violent Victimization (ROVV) Lab. Her research focuses on criminal justice and societal responses to victims and victimization, specifically sexual assault and domestic violence. Her research also focuses on addressing the needs of Indigenous victims and reducing the Missing and Murder of Indigenous Peoples across the country. Her work takes a community-based participatory action approach to create policy and programming recommendations.View CV





Katherin (Kat) Langford
Visiting Instructor
Office: Rougeou 345

Ms. Langford received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her areas of focus include criminological theory, intersectional criminology, and extremist groups.