A native of Cowansville, Quebec, Patrick Lacroix holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire. He has taught at Phillips Exeter Academy and at liberal arts college in Canada. He served as test centre manager for Pearson in Halifax before taking on his current responsibilities as director of Acadian Archives at UMFK. Dr. Lacroix is the author of John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Faith (University Press of Kansas) and “Tout nous serait possible”: Une histoire politique des Franco-Américains, 1874-1945 (Presses de l’Université Laval). His research on French-heritage communities has notably appeared in the Catholic Historical Review, Vermont History, and the American Review of Canadian Studies.