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Shannon Blady, Ph.D. 
      Director and Professor of Practice      (504) 865-5351       Suite 202      

Office hours:  By appointment      

Shannon Blady has been an educator for over fifteen years at the elementary, middle, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include Multiliteracies Pedagogy, literacy instruction, digital writing, social and emotional learning, teacher wellness and critical pedagogy. She also serves at the Paul Tudor Jones II Endowed Professor in Social Entrepreneurship.


Monique Hodges      Assistant Director       (504) 865-5342        Suite 206

Office hours:  By appointment

Monique earned her Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University and serves as an administrator in the Teacher Certification Program. As Assistant Director of TPCP, Monique works closely with TPCP's director and faculty to ensure TPCP successfully trains teachers who become innovate leaders that are committed to social change. Monique has presented at national educational conferences and has planned and hosted several local conferences and workshops for teachers. Monique works with several university departments and locals schools to improve student learning and teacher achievement. Her interests include global learning opportunities that connect teachers to the global world and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning that meet the needs for diverse learners. She serves on TPCP's Technology and CAEP committees and co-teaches a TIDES course entitled Student Leaders Committed to Cultural Diversity.

Monique has been a staff member of Tulane's Teacher Certification Program since 2009.


Roddrick D. Jones, Ph.D.   Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator       (504) 247-1621      Suite 203

Office hours: By appointment

Roddrick D. Jones has 23 years of experience in higher education. Throughout his career, he worked for eight institutions of higher learning by way of Academic Records, Advising, Career Services, Enrollment Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Institutional Effectiveness and Research. His background includes overseeing comprehensive integrated assessment plans and developing metrics to measure ongoing progress for multiple degree programs and administrative units. He has experience in program evaluation and monitoring institutional performance, related to accreditation and college-wide strategic planning. He also has experience in designing and conducting evaluations of major NIH and NSF initiatives. Dr. Jones earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Florida A&M University, his M.S. degree from Troy University and his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Jackson State University. His research interest involves predicting learning outcomes of diverse student populations, focusing on learner factors and pedagogy.


Brooke Grant, Ph.D.      Professor of Practice       (504) 865-5350      Suite 208          

Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment

Brooke Grant is currently a Professor of Practice in the Tulane Teacher Preparation and Certification Program. Prior to Tulane, she worked in the Educational Leadership Department at the University of Wisconsin – Superior, serving as an assistant professor. Brooke's teaching career began outside of Buffalo, NY where she spent over ten years teaching middle school social studies.


Charlotte Henderson, Ph.D.      Professor of Practice     (504) 247-1620      Suite 205

Office hours: Tuesday's and Thursday's 2:00pm-4:00pm; Wednesday's 1:00pm-2:00pm; by appointment 

Charlotte Mundy Henderson earned her doctoral degree at the University of Florida and worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama prior to becoming a faculty member at Tulane. Her current research interests are inservice and preservice teacher education- particularly in high-poverty schools, K-6 reading, and children's literature. Her teaching experiences include grades 2-5 in public schools and undergraduate through doctoral level courses in higher education. 


Richard Mihans, Ph.D.      Professor of Practice      (504) 865-5334         Suite 207

Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment     

Richard J. Mihans II earned his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Teacher Education and Development. Prior to coming to Tulane University, he was an Associate Professor of Education at Elon University in North Carolina. Dr. Mihans has been an educator at the elementary, middle, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. He believes that teaching is not just about planning meaningful learning experiences, but also about making personal connections with students. His research interests include best practices in literacy instruction, social studies education, teacher retention and satisfaction, and critical/social issues in education.


Erica Smith, Ph.D.  Academic Director of Tulane's Strategic Summer Programs and TPCP Adjunct Lecturer      

Office hours:  By appointment

Erica Smith started her career as a science educator at Brown University where she earned a M.A.T. in science education. She then taught high school science for seven years in Maryland and New York State. Dr. Smith completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum Instruction and the Science of Learning (CISL) with a focus in science at SUNY Buffalo. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education where she researched and worked with urban elementary teachers on the development of their Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). 


Maria DeLouise     TPCP Adjunct Lecturer           Suite 204

Office hours: By appointment 

Maria DeLouise earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from LSU, her Master's degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and her Plus 30 from LSU, where her focus of study was educational technology and library and information science. She began her teaching career in 1977. She has taught elementary, middle, and high school students and has served as a high school librarian. DeLouise spent 10 years teaching elementary and middle grades in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. She has also been an adjunct at LSU for three years where she taught in the College of Education. Maria worked as a Distinguished Educator for the LA Department of Education for five years before serving the students in LA as an elementary, middle, and high school principal.