UL Lafayette Faculty
The goal of our faculty is to help you find the best way to pursue that passion as you develop the intellectual and personal skills you need to provide the very best in quality and safe care to your patients and clients. We help you learn to apply research to solve real-world problems. By combining your passion with our wealth of expertise and top-notch resources, we offer everything it takes for you to reach your full potential.
Dr. John Bret Becton - Dean
"An MBA provides you with the tools and perspectives to ascend to leadership roles within your organizations and advance your career."
Dr. Colleen Carraher Wolverton - Associate Professor
"I focus on teaching topics that the students can apply to their jobs today. Since most of the students are currently working, I think that the application of the material immediately will enforce remembering the content."
Dr. Muhammad Rahman - Adjunct Instructor
"An MBA degree can give you a holistic understanding about various aspects of business in the 21st century and can help you to become a more effective business leader and policy maker."
Dr. Joshua Bendickson - Assistant Professor of Management
"Most of what students learn in this capstone class revolves around helping organizations to meet their goals. Because it is the capstone course, we study a wide variety of independent variables that help organizations to do so. Students are generally expected to apply content to an industry and/or firm that they are interested in further analyzing."
Chase J. Edwards - Assistant Professor of Law
"Each class you take will present an opportunity for personal growth and, if you're currently employed, an opportunity to contribute in a new way at your current job. Don't miss out on opportunities to apply what you're learning at work right away!"
Faculty Profile: Dr. Melinda Oberleitner
Dr. Lisa Broussard, RN, DNS, CNE - Associate Dean
Dr. Broussard is the Associate Dean. She has been a faculty member at UL Lafayette since 1992 and serves as pediatric master teacher and course coordinator for the pediatrics maternity course.
Jennifer Dailey - Instructor
"I want my students to be successful in the online learning environment. I want them to learn to utilize resources, be creative, take initiative within the classroom and find enjoyment in learning."
Dr. Helen Fox-McCloy - Instructor
"The value of the BSN may be individual to many, but to our profession it is invaluable. The science behind nursing is the crux of the BSN, and that recognition is paramount to nursing's contribution to health care."
Dr. Helen Hurst - Department Head and Associate to the Dean for the Department of Nursing
"You will never regret choosing to further your education as it will provide you with so many opportunities. You may not want to think about a graduate degree today, but completing the BSN has you ready for that option."
Tara Horsley - Instructor
"By advancing your RN degree with a BSN, you have the ability to bring EBP to life within your field. The BSN exposes and prepares nurses to deeper concepts of nursing while allowing them to enter today's nursing jobs feeling ready."
Dr. Melinda Oberleitner, RN, DNS, APRN, CNS - Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions and Professor in the Department of Nursing
Dr. Melinda Oberleitner is the Dean in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions and a professor in the Department of Nursing at UL Lafayette.
Celia M. Olson, RN, MSN - Instructor, RN to BSN online nursing program
Celia Olson is a full time faculty member in the RN to BSN online nursing program. Mrs. Olson has been a classroom and clinical instructor of nursing for the past four years.
Dr. Debra White-Jefferson, RN, MSN - Assistant Professor
Dr. Debra White-Jefferson is an assistant professor in the RN to BSN program at UL Lafayette. She teaches the Capstone Project Course in the online RN-BSN program. Students in this course will learn how to apply evidence-based research in their workplaces.