Jerry W. Ward
Dr. Jerry W. Ward, Jr.is a distinguished professor of English and
African American World Studies at Dillard University, New
Orleans, LA. Ward spent 20 years as the Lawrence Durgin
Professor of Literature at Tougaloo College in Jackson. He is
recognized as one of the leading experts on Wright. His
credentials concerning Wright include, co-editor of the Richard
Wright Encyclopedia, to be published in 2006 by Greenwood
Press; founding member of the Richard Wright Circle, and his
recent portrayal of Richard Wright in the Mississippi Humanities
Council's Mississippi Chautauqua Writers series.
Dr. Jerry Ward contributed to the intellectual and cultural climate in Jackson for many years... Ward’s Biography is continued at ChickenBones: A Journal.