Promoting efforts that further the publicís understanding of culture


The Center for Cultural Resources (CCR) is a not-for-profit organization and is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Established in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2005, CCR was founded by Jon Griffin Donlon, Ph.D. and Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon, Ph.D.


Executive Directors


Dr. Jon Griffin Donlon and Dr. Jocelyn

Hazelwood Donlon, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, founded the Center for Cultural Resources and now serve as co-executive directors.  The Donlons left their Louisiana home in the 1980s to pursue graduate work at the University of Illinois.  Jocelyn earned her Ph.D. in American Literature, emphasizing Southern literature and folklore.  Jon completed his doctoral work in the Department of Leisure Studies, specializing in cultural tourism. They returned to Louisiana in 1995 to work in cultural studies. Jocelyn's book, Swinging in Place: Porch Life in Southern Culture, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2001.  Jon has published numerous scholarly and popular articles in leisure and tourism.   Specializing in cultural interpretation, they perform ethnographic research and fieldwork; text writing and photography services; and educational services.



Board Members


  • Allan Lenhardt, Chair
  • Renee Daigle, M.D.,  Vice-Chair
  • Mary Helen Borck, M.A.,  Secretary
  • Mark Edwards, M.D. Treasurer
  • David Wortman, M.F.A.
  • Jim Borck, Ph.D.





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