Born in Port-au-Prince, Jacques-Raphaël Georges owes his primary and secondary education to the State of Haiti. Firstly, he was a pupil at L’Ecole Nationale des Casernes Dessalines, a school opened to the offsprings of the members of the Haitian armed forces.
Georges began his teaching career at Centre d’Etudes d’Haïti, -where he was also a student-, as a Greek and Latin instructor while he studied at the Faculty of Ethnology before emigrating into the United States.
He served in the US Navy. Honorably discharged, he attended Rhode Island College, where he obtained a B.A., a master’s in French pedagogy, and and a certificate in African and African-American studies. Thereafter, Georges crowned his accomplishments with a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.
Doctor Georges presently teaches French and Francophone cultures at the University of New Hampshire, at Manchester.
A defender of black cultures, Dr. Georges travels extensively throughout Africa, and Latin America, giving conferences on the topic.