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Christopher Giroir, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

Office: Picard Center, Room 260
Office Telephone Number: (337) 482-1067
Email Address:
Courses I teach:

  • EDLD 852 - Student Affairs in Higher Education

Dr. Giroir is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in the field of higher education at both public and private institutions. Dr. Giroir began his career in higher education by working in student affairs, in particular residence life and housing. After working for several years with residence life, he decided to transition into other areas on the university campus to include campus activities, campus intramurals/recreation, campus welcome center, Greek Life, student leadership, and orientation/FYE. 

Dr. Giroir brings his years of practical work experience into the classroom as he enjoys working to prepare the next generation of university administrators. He has served in graduate faculty roles at both The University of Southern Mississippi and Arkansas Tech University. In addition to faculty roles held, he also held administrative duties in higher education that included serving as graduate program coordinator, department head, and an associate dean. His research interests include: Co-Curricular Experiences and their impact on overall student success (undergraduate & graduate students), graduate student success initiatives, and today’s college students and their parents.

Dr. Giroir is married to Dr. Beth Giroir, who serves as the Executive Director for Student Success at UL, and they have 2 children, Lilly and Sam. Dr. Giroir enjoys travelling, cooking, cheering on his favorite sporting teams, and is a fan of Charles Schulz and his Peanut characters.

Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background:
Ph.D., Higher Education Administration; The University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., Student Personnel Services (Higher Education/College Student Personnel); Northwestern State University
B.A., History; McNeese State University

Dissertation: Exploring the Race Card: The Relationship between first-year resident students and their resident assistant.