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In its first two years, Read Today, Lead Tomorrow has brought more than a dozen authors to campus to discuss their work.
Xavier University of Louisiana
Quality Enhancement Plan Office
1 Drexel Drive, LRC 407, Box X
New Orleans, LA 70125
Dr. Jason Todd grew up in Pittsburgh and Chicago and attended college in St. Louis, where he also worked for a number of years as a web designer. He then moved to Mississippi to attend graduate, receiving both his M.A. and his Ph.D. from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. After a year teaching as an instructor for the English Department at Southeastern University, he accepted a position as Writing Center Director and Assistant Professor of English at Xavier University. Three years later, he agreed to manage Read Today, Lead Tomorrow for the university. He has given presentations on American literature, composition, and tutoring at a number of conferences. He has had short stories published in a variety of literary journals like the Southern California Review, Phantasmagoria, and Chicago Quarterly Review. He also serves as the Literary Editor for the Journal of College Writing.
Mr. Jacques Detiege is a native of New Orleans, who attended both public and parochial schools in the city. He has earned two degrees from the University of New Orleans, a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. He has also completed a Certificate in Clinical Research Methods from the Tulane-Charity-LSU General Clinical Research Center. Jacques currently is working towards a Doctor of Public Health from the University of Texas at Houston's School of Public Health in the Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, where he has concentrated his studies on the social and economic determinants of health, specifically, the associations between health, education, employment, and housing. During his work and studies, Jacques has served as a consultant or evaluator on projects funded by the Office on National Drug Control Policy, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Department of Education and has worked locally with the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, the Louisiana Office for Addictive Disorders, Covenant House, the Volunteers of American's Adolescent Services, and the Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies. Jacques has been employed by Xavier University as the Assessment Specialist with Office of Academic Affairs since January 2010.