A. Louis Read Distinguished Professor in Communication and Director for the Center for the Study of New Orleans
Ph.D. Tulane University; M.F.A. Tulane University; B.A. Trinity College
Leslie G. Parr, Ph.D., is the journalism sequence head. Dr. Parr earned a Ph. D. in United States History from Tulane University and an M.F.A. in photography, also from Tulane. She has worked professionally as a photojournalist and writer and has published three books. She completed an online photography project for The Journal of American History about Hurricane Katrina, and has taught four Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities teacher institutes for advanced study. Dr. Parr is currently spearheading The Center for the Study of New Orleans.