Dr. Julien Doucet
August 26, 1948 - January 08, 2012

Our friend and colleague Julien Doucet passed away in Alexandria, Louisiana, January 8, 2012. "Jules" was a member of the LSUS Math Department from 1996 to 2003. He then joined the math department at LSU Alexandria, where he spent the rest of his career until becoming ill with cancer.

Julien's favorite mathematical topic was topology, in particular, chainable continua. He was one of the very few mathematicians who received their Ph.D. after the ripe old age of 40 — Jules got his in 1992 at age 44 from Tulane University.

Julien's publications:

Julien gave many talks at conferences, among them the following:

What follows is part of a letter from LSUA Chancellor David P. Manuel to the LSUA faculty upon learning of Julien's passing.

[...] Dr. Doucet earned his B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of New Orleans and his Ph.D. from Tulane University. Prior to joining the faculty at LSU Alexandria Dr. Doucet was on the faculty at LSU Eunice, Loyola University of New Orleans and LSU Shreveport. You should know that during his recent sick-leave absence from campus, Julien repeatedly told several of us of his concern for his students, his plans to return to the classroom and how much he missed his students. [...]

Julien's LSUS Faculty web page as of 2002 is preserved below.

Dr. Julien Doucet

Julien Doucet received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tulane University in 1992. He joined the faculty of LSU-S as an Instructor in 1996. He worked in industry for twelve years (1973-1985).

He is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. His research interest is Geometric Topology, in particular, Continuum Theory. He is also interested in logic, foundations, analysis, and other areas of topology. He teaches a variety of undergraduate courses. He considers teaching and helping students of major importance in a university environment.