Mr. James H. Shade

Assistant Professor of English
M.F.A., University of New Orleans
B.A., Xavier University of Louisiana

Speciaizaties: Screenwriting, Playwriting

James Shade is a New Orleans native and a Xavier graduate. After stints in journalism (The Times-Picayune, WWL-TV), local politics and doing grunt work on movie sets on the West coast, he returned to his hometown to recieve a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Orleans. His play First Friday has been performed onstage, and he is currently working on both a novel and a screenplay about the desegregation of New Orleans. After attempts at three different careers, he hopes this one sticks.

Professor Shade may be contacted at: (504) 520-5157 or by e-mail at