Meet The Leadership Team


Toby Daspit, PH.D

NWP-A Emeritus Consultant 

Contact Dr. Daspit:

Email address:



Maxim Doucet 301

Office Phone Number:

(337) 482-6409

Toby Daspit is Professor of Education and Co-Director of the National Writing Project of Acadiana. Toby is a frequent reader in the Acadiana and New Orleans poetry scenes and conducts poetry workshops often in area schools. Toby’s poems have been published in numerous anthologies, particularly four of The Maple Leaf anthology series, and he has published two chapbooks, Anatomy of a Ghost (and other poems not about you) and Bar Coasters


Megan C. Breaux

Partnership and Data Coordinator with LPSS GEAR UP; Director of College and Career Writing Program with the National Writing Project of Acadiana

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Megan Breaux is the Partnership and Data Coordinator for the college access program Lafayette GEAR UP and the Director of College, Career, and Community Writing Programs for NWP-A. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education administration at ULL. Additionally, she holds M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, a B.S. in psychology, and a B.A. in English. NWP-A has been instrumental in Ms. Breaux’s growth as a writer and teacher of writing, as it has taught her how to use writing as a vehicle to shape voices and institute change.


H. Michelle Kreamer, Ed.D.

NWP-A Co-director

Contact Dr. Kreamer:

Email address:



Girard Hall 107-A

Office Phone Number:

(337) 482-5781

Dr. H. Michelle Kreamer is an assistant professor in the department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She completed her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction and prior to this, she was a high school English Language Arts teacher. Through her work with NWP-A, she enjoys interacting with students and teachers to encourage and provide support for writing and writing instruction. Dr. Kreamer serves as the Co-Director for the National Writing Project of Acadiana to provide creative and critical writing experiences for students and teachers in area schools.

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JOsh Capps

Senior instructor, Co-Director of NWP-A since 2010

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Josh Capps is a Senior Instructor at University of Louisiana. He completed his MFA at University of Arkansas. His fiction and essays have been published in Mississippi Review, Barcelona Review, Carve Magazine, Conversely, and many others. In February 2021, he sold his feature script - “The Stuntwoman” - to Bonfire Legend Productions.