Cecile currently serves as the Associate Director of Learning and Development for the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy. She is also involved with the administration of SLU's Discovery/Renew Family Resource Projects. Cecile obtained her BA from LSU in Sociology, her MSW from the LSU School of Social Work and her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas-Arlington. After retiring from a lengthy career as the Director of the Office of Social Services Research and Development (now SREC) at LSU, she happily re-joined the "work world" at SLU. Cecile has extensive experience in management and administration, grant writing and is a court qualified expert in death penalty mitigation and criminal behavior.