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Office of Academic Affairs & Provost
6823 St. Charles Avenue
200 Gibson Hall
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-5698
Main line: (504) 865-5261
Fax: (504) 865-6723
provost@tulane.edu

Office of Academic Affairs Faculty

Robin Forman

Professor of Mathematics
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
rforman@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5261

Dr. Forman oversees all aspects of academic life at Tulane and advises University President Michael Fitts on all academic matters. He works closely with the Deans of the Schools and Directors of the Research Centers and Institutes in pursuit of the University's core missions in research, art-making, teaching, professional service, and community engagement.


 

Ana Lopez

Ana M. López

Professor of Communication
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
lopez@tulane.edu
(504) 314-2249

Ana's responsibilities include assisting the Provost on all faculty issues, including promotion and tenure, hiring plans, and recruitment. She serves as a liaison to the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Architecture, Newcomb-Tulane College, the Center for Public Service, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute, and Student Affairs.


 

M.A. Tonette Krousel-Wood

M. A. "Tonette" Krousel-Wood

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology
Associate Provost for the Health Sciences
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Medicine
Associate Dean for Public Health & Medical Education
mawood@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5261

Tonette's responsibilities include assisting the Provost with issues as they pertain to the health sciences in general and to the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the Tulane National Primate Research Center in particular.


 

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham

Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
mcunnin1@tulane.edu
(504) 862-3308

Mike is responsible for oversight of all graduate and professional studies academic issues, oversees the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and he assists the Provost in the formulation of University research policy. He serves as a liaison to the School of Science and Engineering, the School of Social Work, the A. B. Freeman School of Business, the Law School, and the School of Professional Advancement, as well as the Murphy Institute.


 

Anneliese Singh

Anneliese Singh

Professor of Social Work
Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer
anneliese@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5079

Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC (she/they) serves as Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer at Tulane University and is a Professor in the School of Social Work and has a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Singh’s research and advocacy explores the resilience, trauma, and identity development experiences of queer and trans people, with a focus on young people and BIPOC people. Anneliese is the author of The Queer and Trans Resilience Workbook and The Racial Healing Handbook.


 

Laila Hlass

Laila Hlass

Professor of Practice, Law
Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic
Associate Provost for International Affairs
lhlass@tulane.edu
(504) 862-8815

Laila L. Hlass serves as the Associate Provost for International Affairs and is the Senior International Officer at Tulane University. She provides direct oversight over the Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars, as well as oversees and coordinates all of Tulane University’s resources and policies related to international engagement and advises the administration on all aspects of Tulane’s international strategy.


 

Gabriel Feldman

Gabriel Feldman

Professor of Law
Director, Tulane Sports Law Program
Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance
gfeldman@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5948

Gabe works with the Provost and other members of the senior University administration to monitor, coordinate, and verify compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Conference USA, and University rules and regulations regarding athletic competition and related activities. In this role, he assists coaches, administrators, faculty, and students in maintaining the academic integrity of all athletic programs.

Office of Academic Affairs Staff

 

Kady Weingart

Assistant Provost for Finance and Operations and Chief of Staff
kady@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5075

Kady serves as the Provost’s chief administrative officer by managing office operations, directing and supervising staff, and setting agendas for weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings. Kady collaborates with key administrators in academic, business and student offices to define or refine efficient and effective processes to meet university needs or policies. She acts as Provost’s administrator on leadership searches. She also manages and oversees budgetary and financial matters and assists the Provost in considering budget/personnel requests from unit heads.


 

Jessica Shedd

Jessica Shedd

Assistant Provost for Assessment and Institutional Research
jshedd@tulane.edu
(504) 314-2898
Office located at 200 Broadway, Suite 108

Jessica provides leadership, vision, and direction for the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (OAIR).  The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research provides timely and high-quality information that is accessible and useful to Tulane decision makers; facilitates assessment activities of academic and administrative departments to advance student learning and program effectiveness; leads Tulane's accreditation efforts; and satisfies requests from external constituents.


 

Marcus Foster

Assistant Provost of Title IX Compliance and Education
mfoster9@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5615
Office in Jones Hall, Suite 308

Marcus oversees and the university’s efforts in ensuring gender equity and addressing sexual harassment and misconduct. His work is coordinated with the university's Division of Student Affairs, Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity, the Office of the General Counsel, and the University Police Department.


 

Cortny Collins

Department Administrator
ccolli5@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5077

Cortny provides primary support to the assistant provost in office operations, budgetary, and financial matters.

 

 

Nia Molina

Executive Assistant
nmolina1@tulane.edu
(504) 314-2817

Nia provides primary administrative support for the Provost, including scheduling and travel planning, the routing of all correspondence, and managing interaction with all direct reports. In addition, Nia also provides support for the Assistant Provost for Finance and Operations and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. Nia administers the Undergraduate Activity Fund every Fall and Spring. Nia is also the primary event planner for the Provost’s Office.


 

 

Vacant

Senior Program Coordinator
(504) 314-2816

 


Jessica Diaz

Executive Secretary
(504) 865-5261


 

Vacant

Scientific Research Analyst II
(504) 988-8999
Office at 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2501

 


 

Richard Brunies

Program Manager II
rbrunies@tulane.edu
(504) 314-2830
Office at 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2604

Richard designs, implements, evaluates, and coordinates operational facets of university-wide faculty development initiatives. He conducts program activities relating to the NIH-sponsored BIRWCH career development program.  Richard engages in full-cycle planning, budget management, and implementation of faculty development workshops/events of all scales; liaising with internal faculty development committees

 

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Anneliese Singh

Anneliese Singh

Professor of Social Work
Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer
anneliese@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5079

Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC (she/they) serves as Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer at Tulane University and is a Professor in the School of Social Work and has a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Singh’s research and advocacy explores the resilience, trauma, and identity development experiences of queer and trans people, with a focus on young people and BIPOC people. Anneliese is the author of The Queer and Trans Resilience Workbook and The Racial Healing Handbook.


Danette Saylor

Director, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
dsaylor1@tulane.edu

Danette is responsible for assisting the Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development and Chief Diversity Officer in providing leadership, budget management, and direction for the Office of EDI – especially as these activities relate to diverse faculty and staff recruitment and retention in addition to overall faculty and staff engagement activities with EDI and anti-racism. Danette addresses a broad range of issues including: administrative services, information services, educational services, data management services, programming, and leadership.


Shelby Norman

Program Manager, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
snorman3@tulane.edu
(504) 314-2821

Shelby is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the EDI projects and providing administrative support for the EDI programmatic and strategic workload. Shelby serves as the first point of contact and primary administrative support for the Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer. She also assists in the preparation of reports which includes statistical, demographic, and subject matter data related to EDI trends, including preparing such figures and data for widespread publication and distribution. Shelby also serves as a conduit of information regarding Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion activities, represent the office in other university-wide collaborations, and on occasion, represent the office in programs in public.


 

Eva Silvestre

Clinical Assistant Professor, Social Behavior and Population Science
Interim Associate Dean and Director, the Center for Academic Equity
EDI Strategist, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
esilvest@tulane.edu
(504) 988-7293
Office located at 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200

Eva's research areas focus on monitoring and evaluation of health programs and improving health information systems for evidence-based decision-making. Eva is currently the principal investigator for Data for Impact, a USAID-funded project that focuses on supporting countries to generate and use high-quality data to improve their programs, policies, and -ultimately- health outcomes. She teaches introduction to public health, social and behavioral aspects of health, and Latino health in the United States. She is a College Track mentor for the class of 2022, served as the interim director for the Center for Academic Equity, and leads the SPHTM anti-racism taskforce.

Title IX Office

Marcus Foster

Assistant Provost of Title IX Compliance and Education
mfoster9@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5611
Office in Jones Hall, Suite 308

Marcus oversees and coordinates the University’s initiatives to sustain a safe climate for all University community members free from sexual harassment and sexual violence.  He also works to enhance the University’s efforts in outreach, education, communication, and prevention programs regarding sexual harassment, abuse, and assault.  His primary duties include overseeing the response to Title IX complaints, including dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.  Marcus coordinates his work closely with Student Affairs, the Office of the General Counsel, and the University Police Department.


Julia Broussard

Julia Broussard

Associate Director, Title IX
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
jbrouss@tulane.edu
(504) 314-2897
Office in Jones Hall, Suite 308

Julia collaborates in the development and implementation of new initiatives and projects for the Title IX office as well as Title IX trainings, materials, and communications for the campus community. She Serves as a resource for students, faculty, staff, other departments, and external constituents on Title IX matters. She trains and supervises Title IX's student employees and interns.


 

Kristen Fransen

Administrative Program Coordinator, Title IX
kfransen@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5611
Office in Jones Hall, Suite 308

Kristen supports the operations of the Title IX office, including scheduling, finance transactions, meeting and event logistics, and data management. Kristen also helps to manage websites and social media for the Title IX office.


 


Austen Williams

Program Manager, Title IX
awilliams1@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5611
Office in Jones Hall, Suite 308

Austen manage projects for the Title IX office relating to outreach, education, communication, and prevention programs on sexual misconduct. She collaborates with the planning and execution of events, prepares data and reports, assists with trainings, and serves as a liaison with students, employees, and other constituents.

 

For more information on Title IX, click here.

Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (OAIR)
Jessica Shedd

Jessica Shedd

Assistant Provost for Assessment and Institutional Research
jshedd@tulane.edu
(504) 314-2898
Office located at 200 Broadway, Suite 108

Jessica provides leadership, vision, and direction for the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (OAIR).  The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research provides timely and high-quality information that is accessible and useful to Tulane decision makers; facilitates assessment activities of academic and administrative departments to advance student learning and program effectiveness; leads Tulane's accreditation efforts; and satisfies requests from external constituents.


 

Shawn Potter

Director of Institutional Research
spotter@tulane.edu
(504) 247-1237
Office located at 200 Broadway, Suite 108

Shawn is responsible for the management of Institutional Research including data collection, analysis, and reporting. This includes organizing the responses to all external institutional surveys and conducting research and statistical analyses in support of budgeting, strategic planning, and institutional assessment activities, and generating reports in response to information requests.


 

Bernice J. Houle

Director of Assessment
bhoule@tulane.edu
(504) 247-1229
Office located at 200 Broadway, Suite 108

Bernice focuses primarily on the assessment tools and techniques that foster student learning and enhance the effectiveness of programs. She is responsible for providing guidance, expertise, and training that reflect best practices in assessment and is responsible for managing University-wide survey efforts.

 


 

Robert Tsien

Associate Director of Institutional Research
rtsien@tulane.edu
(504) 247-1230
Office located at 200 Broadway, Suite 108

Robert is responsible for assisting the Director of Institutional Research in compiling, analyzing, and reporting data for national reports and surveys such as Common Data Set, Peterson’s, Princeton Review, U.S. News, and CUPA (College and University Professional Association), in addition to producing internal data reports used by Tulane administrators.


 

Nigel Noll

Institutional Research Analyst
nnoll@tulane.edu
(504) 247-1227
Office located at 200 Broadway, Suite 108

Nigel provides data analyses to units across the University to support evidence-based decision making. He is responsible for bringing data together from a variety of sources (e.g., student data, faculty data, and survey data), collection of new data, and the analysis of that data.

Princeton Review, U.S. News, and CUPA (College and University Professional Association), in addition to producing internal data reports used by Tulane administrators.


 

Alexandra Heuer

Assessment Analyst
aheuer@tulane.edu
Office located at 200 Broadway, Suite 108

Alexandra assists with assessment and continuous improvement at the institution level as well as with individual academic programs and administrative units. She serves as a resource for the development of assessment plans, including drafting learning outcomes, determining appropriate assessment methods, and building rubrics. She also provides guidance on research design including surveys, focus groups, and interview protocols.

 

For more information on OAIR, click here.

Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS)
Jennifer O'Brien

Jennifer O'Brien-Brown

Assistant Director, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
jobrien2@tulane.edu
(504) 247-1213
Office located in Jones Hall, 308

Jennifer oversees the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies under Associate Provost Michael Cunningham. She is the key contact person for the office, and interacts directly with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across the institution. Jennifer manages the day-to-day operations of the office and assists the Director with event planning, development of recruitment materials, and website development.


 

Vacant

Senior Academic & Career Advisor, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

(504) 314-2402
Office located in Jones Hall, 308

 


 

Amelia Manning

Administrative Program Coordinator, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
amanning1@tulane.edu
(504) 247-1214
Office located in Jones Hall, 308

Amelia is responsible for the operations and administrative support of OGPS events as well as the communications relevant to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with any questions about events or communication should contact Amelia via email or phone.

 


 

Lauren Lukkarila

Senior Professor of Practice, Humanities & Social Sciences, Teacher Preparation & Certification
Academic Development and Resource Specialist, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
llukkarila@tulane.edu

Lauren develops and implements programs to help graduate students improve their academic speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. She also has significant experience working with international and remote students to address the unique challenges those populations face. Current students and postdoctoral fellows can schedule an appointment online through Canvas.

 

For more information on OGPS, click here.

NCAA Compliance Office
Erinn Banks

Erinn Banks

Associate Athletic Director/Assistant Provost of NCAA Compliance
ebanks2@tulane.edu
(504) 862-8242
Office located in James W. Wilson Center


 

Zannie Black

Assistant Director of NCAA Compliance
zblack1@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5344
Office located in James W. Wilson Center

 


Dr. Katie Cunningham

Associate Director of NCAA Compliance
kcunningham1@tulane.edu
(504) 314-2261
Office located in James W. Wilson Center