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The B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration has welcomed four new faculty members for the 2020-2021 academic year in addition to welcoming Dr. Linda Nichols as dean. Learn more about these faculty members who will continue our mission to foster intellectual curiosity, creativity, and innovation.

Dr. Richard S. Higgins
Dr. Richard S. Higgins joins the Department of Economics and Finance as visiting Associate Professor of Economics. He received a BA in Economics from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. He also did a post-Doc at the University of Chicago under Nobel laureate, George Stigler. Prior to joining Moody College of Business, Dr. Higgins was managing director of Berkeley Research Group in Washington, D.C., an economic consulting firm specializing in litigation support for antitrust and consumer protection clients. He also served as Deputy Director for Consumer Protection and Regulatory Analysis and Deputy Director for Antitrust at the Federal Trade Commission where he supervised numerous merger and non-merger investigations. He has published extensively in journals and books such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Cultural Economics, Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Oxford Handbook in Antitrust, Oxford Handbook in Managerial Economics, and Managerial and Decision Economics. He is a member of the American Economic Association.

Laura Guichard Latiolais
Laura Guichard Latiolais joins the Department of Accounting as a visiting instructor. Latiolais anticipates earning her Ph.D. in Accounting from Louisiana State University in May 2021. She earned her MS in Accounting, MBA, and BSBA in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She previously taught accounting at Louisiana State University and accounting and economics at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her research interests include judgement and decision making in auditing and accounting, persuasion in auditing, and auditor-client interactions. Her primary teaching interests include cost accounting, managerial accounting, and auditing. Latiolais is a student member of the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and American Accounting Association.

Tim McCoy
Tim McCoy joins the Department of Marketing as a visiting instructor. He received his MBA and BSBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He previously served as the MBA Program Coordinator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration. McCoy worked as an adjunct instructor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he taught undergraduate courses in marketing and business systems, analysis, and technology. He is the owner of Tim and Tia’s and The Jefferson Street Pub in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Dr. Huong Nguyen

Dr. Huong Nguyen joins the Department of Economics and Finance as visiting assistant professor of finance. She earned a Ph.D. in Financial Economics and a MS in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans, and a BS in Finance and Banking from the Academy of Finance in Vietnam. Dr. Nguyen previously worked at Louisiana State University Eunice, University of Mount Olive in North Carolina, Louisiana State University Alexandria, Northwestern State University, and University of New Orleans, where she taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her primary research and teaching interests includes corporate finance, derivatives, and investment. She has published in the Journal of Economics and Finance and American Journal of Management. She has participated as a presenter and discussant at Southwestern Finance and Midwestern Finance Association annual meetings. Along with that, she has served as program committee for Southwestern Finance Association since 2017. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Finance Association, Midwest Finance Association, and Southwestern Finance Association.