Jones, an assistant professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, holds a BA in English from Louisiana State University, an MFA from the University of Memphis, and a PhD in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in more than 20 journals. His memoir “People of the Good God” was awarded a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts in 2001, and in 2006, his essay "Laotian New Year and Its Tradition" was the result of field research for the "New Populations Project" for the Louisiana Division of the Arts Folklife Program. He is the Director of Creative Writing at Cameron University.
see also: http://www.hardyjoneswriting.com/