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LSUS Professor Serves on Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

March 14, 2013

LSU Shreveport Adjunct English Professor Deshae E. Lott has been appointed to serve on the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council for the next four years. She began participating on the Council in January 2012, and was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal a year later.

In 1993, Lott graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from LSUS, a master’s degree in English from Texas A&M University in 1994, and a Ph.D. in English from there in 1999.

The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is a state government agency founded in 1970 that advocates, plans, and initiates programs and support for people with developmental disabilities. The Council’s mission is to advocate for and support people with developmental disabilities to exercise control over their lives and to participate fully in the community.

Lott has studied and published in the area of disability studies. She welcomes input from members of the community who have questions or concerns they would like presented to the Council. For more information, contact her at or you may call the Council at 1-800-450-8108.

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