Jerry L. Parker Jr. has successfully defended his dissertation to earn a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University. He investigated the presentation of cultural content about the Caribbean and Louisiana in textbooks and faculty teaching practices. His scholarly interests include curriculum leadership, instructional leadership, foreign language education, multicultural education, and Caribbean and Louisiana studies. He is currently an instructor of French and Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Southeastern Louisiana University. He also serves as the department’s undergraduate program coordinator and director of the Foreign Language Resource Center. He holds a bachelor of arts in French Language and Literature from Southeastern Louisiana University, a master of arts in French & Francophone Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.