Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir, PhD.
I am a Louisiana girl born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. I grew up a devote catholic, listening to zydeco music, eating gumbo and speaking Creole French, a typical southwestern Louisiana upbringing. I completed my undergraduate education at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans and my graduate work at Louisiana State University. Currently I am an Associate Professor of History at Xavier University of Louisiana.