Leslie G. Parr, Ph.D.

A. Louis Read Distinguished Professor in Communication and Director for the Center for the Study of New Orleans

Leslie Parr School of Mass Communication
Office Location
Room 306 Communications/Music Complex
Mailing Address

Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 201
New Orleans, LA 70118

Direct Phone
(504) 865-3649
Fax Number
(504) 865-2333
E-mail Address
Personal Website
Center: www.loyno.edu/csno/


Ph.D. Tulane University; M.F.A. Tulane University; B.A. Trinity College

Short Bio

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.

Courses Taught

  • Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • History of Photography
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