Dr. Susan Mary Weishar, Ph.D., of New Orleans is the Migration Specialist/Fellow, with the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI). Sue brings almost thirty years of experience in education and human services to the JSRI, including fourteen years as Director of Immigration and Refugee Services with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (1991-2005). Dr. Weishar has served as the chair of Louisiana Refugee Advisory Council, the Louisiana Immigrant Rights Association, and the Working Group for Immigrants Detained in Louisiana. She has also served on the United States Catholic Conference Migration and Refugee Services Policy Advisory Committee.
Earlier, she worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa and as a teacher in Guatemala. Most recently, in the years since Katrina, Sue worked as project manager for the Louisiana Refugee Services Collaborative to implement a new state-wide refugee services collaborative composed of the state’s refugee resettlement programs, administrator for the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance (MIRA), Gulf Coast Coordinator for the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, and Director of Development for UNITY of Greater New Orleans.
What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?
Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?
What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?
Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?
Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?
Who is policing the police in Louisiana?
What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?»»» View all Topics!