Meet Our Staff

Dr. Joshua Caffery (Director/Publisher) joined UL Press and the Center for Louisiana Studies in the summer of 2018. He is an author and musician who holds a Ph.D. in English and Folklore from the University of Louisiana.

Devon Lord (Editor-in-Chief) holds an MA from Georgetown University and a BA from the University of Texas, both in History. Previously, she worked for Gibbs Smith Publisher in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as the State Department and Smithsonian in Washington, DC. 

Somer Greer (Sales and Marketing Manager) comes to the UL Press from Baltimore with a background in academic marketing. He earned writing degrees from Florida State University and Johns Hopkins University.

Mary Duhé (Production Manager) is an alumna of UL Lafayette with an MA and BA in History and minor in Architecture. She’s worked for the UL Press since 2012.

Macey Ory (Graduate Assistant, Content and Marketing) is a graduate student at UL Lafayette working on her MA in English with a concentration in professional writing. She is from the New Orleans area, but received her bachelor’s degree in English from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. 

Julie Babineaux (Student Assistant, Bookkeeping and Fulfillment) is a senior at UL Lafayette pursuing a degree in Traditional Music with a concentration on electric bass and a History minor. Julie is a professional Cajun musician and an advocate for the preservation of Louisiana culture.