Jackie De Hon holds a Ph.D. in Communications from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. A retired college teacher, she is a former Regional Director of a federal program (JTPA) for the Louisiana Department of Education and taught art in the public schools. De Hon advocates for true-democracy with fair treatment for all citizens. Her 2009 book, Prisms: Refracting Light of Women’s Lives, is a collection of her writings about women’s rights, minority rights, family, education, and the environment. The novel she is currently writing is a cautionary tale about the implosion of America. De Hon paints, sculpts, and carves wood.