Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2006
M.A.,The University of Southern Mississippi, 2003
B.A. Webster University, 1996
Specialties: Composition & Rhetoric, Fiction Writing, Literary Journalism
Without knowing it, Jay Todd has been working his way towards New Orleans for years. After growing up in Chicago, he moved to St. Louis for college and stayed to work as a web designer. Well-paid but dissatisfied, he continued south to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to study fiction writing at The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. In 2007, he gladly accepted the position of Assistant Professor of English and Writing Center Director at Xavier. In 2010, he left the Writing Center to become Xavier's QEP Director, overseeing the five-year Read Today, Lead Tomorrow initiative. In 2015, he became Associate Director for Xavier's Center for the Advancement of Teaching. He teaches first-year composition, advanced grammar, and American literature. He has also taught classes on postmodern literature and the graphic novel. His fiction has appeared in a number of literary journals and has come close to winning a number of awards.
Professor Todd may be contacted at: (504) 520-7484 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.