Faculty & Staff FAQs

Am I expected to continue coming to work on campus?
Campus-wide administrative operations will function as normally as possible. Please continue to communicate your situational needs with your supervisor.

What if my children need my care at home? Can I work remotely?
Your Human Resources Office has received calls inquiring about teleworking. What is teleworking? Telework is a work arrangement in which some or all work is performed from home or another off-site location. In this ever-changing environment, we are constantly evaluating available resources and what is necessary to meet the goals and objectives of the university. That thought exercise requires us to consider all options; however, at this time, no decision has been made to implement telework. Please continue to communicate your situational needs with your supervisor.

Do I have to take leave? If so, which type of leave is needed in these circumstances?

  • Team members who are sick are expected to stay home. As before, you should submit Sick Leave for the time missed.
  • Team members who are caring for dependent family members (e.g., children, elderly parents, etc.) should submit Sick Leave per updated provisions from the State of Louisiana. Once your Sick Leave has been exhausted, you should use Compensatory Leave to account for your missed time. Should you exhaust your Compensatory Leave, you should then use your Annual Leave. As a reminder, due to the risk of injury, children are not permitted at work.
  • Team members who have underlying health conditions but cannot work remotely should use Sick Leave to account for the missed time. Should you exhaust your Sick Leave, you should then use your Compensatory Leave. Once your Compensatory Leave is exhausted, then you should use your Annual Leave.

Who can I reach out to get answers for other questions? You may reach out to academic deans, academic department heads, university college director, and first-year experience (FYE) faculty.


Dr. Gavin Hamms, Director of Student Financial Aid hammsg@gram.edu
Mr. Brodderick Tucker, Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Enhancement tuckerb@gram.edu
Dr. Stacey Duhon, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences duhons@gram.edu
Dr. Dagne Hill, Head of the Department of Biological Sciences hilld@gram.edu
Dr. Bobby Burkes, Interim Head of the Dept. of Chemistry/Faculty Athletics Rep. burkesb@gram.edu
Dr. Yenumula Reddy, Head of the Department of Computer Science ybreddy@gram.edu
Dr. Edwin Thomas, Interim Head of the Department of Engineering Technology thomaseb@gram.edu
Dr. Beatrice McKinsey, Interim Head of the Dept. of English & Foreign Languages mckinseyb@gram.edu
Mr. Terry Matthews, Interim Coordinator of Family & Consumer Sciences matthewst@gram.edu
Dr. Roshunda Belton, Head of the Department of History beltonr@gram.edu
Dr. Naidu Seetala, Head of the Department of Mathematics & Physics naidusv@gram.edu
Dr. Nikole Roebuck, Head of the Department of Music/Director of Bands roebuckn@gram.edu
Dr. Kevin Washington, Head of the Department of Psychology/Sociology washingtonk@gram.edu
Dr. Lemmy Akoma, Interim Head of the Department of Public Administration akomalg@gram.edu
Mr. Rodrecas Davis, Head of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts davisro@gram.edu
Dr. Donald White, Dean of the College of Business whited@gram.edu
Dr. Ghebre Keleta, Head of the Department of Accounting & Information Systems keleta@gram.edu
Dr. Semere Haile, Head of the Department of Management & Marketing hailes@gram.edu
Dr. Andolyn Harrison, Dean of the College of Educational and Graduate Studies harrisonan@gram.edu
Dr. Cheyrl Ensley, Interim Head of the Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction/Ed Lead. ensleyc@gram.edu
Dr. Obadiah Simmons, Head of the Dept. of Kinesiology, Sport & Leisure Studies simmonsoj@gram.edu
Dr. Carolyn Hester, Dean of the College of Professional Studies hesterc@gram.edu
Dr. Tazinski Lee, Interim Head of the Department of Criminal Justice leeta@gram.edu
Dr. Robbie Morganfield, Head of the Department of Mass Communication morganfieldr@gram.edu
Mr. Larry Green, Interim Director of University College (First Year Experience) greenl@gram.edu
Mrs. Latotsha D. Britt, FYE Instructor/Academic Advisor douglasl@gram.edu
Mrs. Cathy Douglas, FYE Instructor/Academic Advisor douglascj@gram.edu
Mrs. Tasha Heard, Director of Retention/FYE Instructor/Academic Advisor heardt@gram.edu
Mr. Milton Jackson, FYE Instructor/Academic Advisor jacksonmil@gram.edu

Further updates to this page will be made to reflect frequently asked questions as they are brought to the attention of the Office of Communications. We appreciate your patience as we field this developing situation and address all of your concerns. Please email mediarelations@gram.edu or call (318) 243-5012 with questions.

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