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Dr. Daniel McCarthy


Dr. Daniel McCarthy earned a B.S. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Ph.D. in Plasma Physics, with a specialization in Magnetically Confined Fusion Energy, from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his appointment as the Dean of the College of Science and Technology, Professor McCarthy served as the Head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics. During his time as a faculty member at Southeastern, he has taught sixteen different courses ranging from Acoustics for Musicians to Electromagnetic Wave Theory. In the field of plasma physics, he has published over 20 articles in international plasma physics journals, which have received over 250 citations, has received over $350,000 in external funding to support his research, and continues active collaborations with scientists from around the world. He has also been actively involved with undergraduate research, and has had six undergraduate students as co-authors on his publications. Outside of his life at Southeastern, Dr. McCarthy enjoys music, competing in triathlons, and spending time with his daughters, Cerys and Juliana.

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Dr. April Wright 

Dr. April Wrigth

Dr. April Wright earned a BA in Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 2009. She then earned her PhD in Integrative Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. Since then, she was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology at Iowa State University, and has been a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences here at Southeastern since 2017. Dr. Wright has pulled in over $1.75 million dollars in external research support from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Collectively, her 30 publications have received over 5500 citations. Dr. Wright is predominantly a computational biologist working on mathematical problems in phylogenetic paleobiology. Outside of work, Dr. Wright enjoys reading, running, video games and gardening. She lives in Hammond with her husband Jason and kids, Alice and Jack. Say "Hi!" if you see her around town!


Contact Us

College of Science and Technology
Meade Hall, Room 113
SLU 10829
Hammond, LA 70402
Tel: 985-549-2055
Fax: 985-549-3396