Destrehan High School alumnus Brad Petitfils was recently named Director of Planning and Assessment at Loyola University in New Orleans.
Petitfils, who grew up in St. Rose, has worked for Loyola since 2002. Earlier this year, he received a Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory from Louisiana State University.
His dissertation, written under the direction of Dr. Petra Munro Hendry, was titled: "A Posthuman Curriculum: Subjectivity at the Crossroads of Time." In it, Petitfils explored the ways in which technology and the hyperreal experiences of the 21st century might be changing the nature of identity development in adolescents and proposed possible responses for undergraduate teaching.
In his new role at Loyola, he will be responsible for coordinating campus effectiveness planning and assessment activities to ensure compliance with SACS accreditation. He will also continue working as an Instructor of Psychology, where he has been teaching in the university’s First Year Seminar program since 2010. Brad is the son of Lyle and Sylvia Petitfils of St. Rose.