Dr. Clayton Delery

Clayton Delery has a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and a Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
About Me
 I've been on the Louisiana School faculty since 1989. 
I recently published The Up Stairs Lounge Arson, a book about the 1973 fire in New Orleans that was (and remains) the deadliest fire the city has ever seen.  The Up Stairs Lounge Arson has been named Book of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and it is a finalist for a Lamda Literary Award.  You can read more about it here.
I was born in Baton Rouge and raised in the New Orleans area, and for years, I was the only member of the English faculty who was actually a Louisiana native.  Now three out of six of us are.  I love all holidays, especially Mardi Gras.  In my free time, I enjoy walking, biking, gardening and traveling.   The profile picture was was taken during a trip to Destin in 2010.  Other recent trips have included France, Northern California, Cape Cod, New York City, Colorado, the Carribean, and the Great Lakes.
Caroling in Jackson Square.
Contact information:

Dr. Clayton Delery
715 University Pkwy
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: 318.357.2518

Ofice #: 137 (the administrative area behind the glass doors in the HSB)

Office Hours: 1:00-2:00 MWF.  Now that I'm in a full-time administrative position, I'm usually in my office 8:00-4:30 every day.  You can stop by or you can make an appointment.

Mardi Gras 2010.  I'm on the right.

No, the winged man is not me, but he sure is a lot of fun.