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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.


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

Office hours: By appointment

Roddrick D. Jones has more than two decades of experience in higher education. He has held various administrative and faculty positions across institutional types; including a large urban community college, public and private four year institutions, a for-profit institution, graduate and professional degree programs, and currently a large research institution.  His background includes planning, organizing and directing assessment and accreditation across multiple degree programs, for the purposes of program development and evaluation, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness. Dr. Jones has experience in monitoring institution-wide performance, related to accreditation and strategic planning. He has conducted numerous workshops and presentations during conference meetings in areas related to outcomes assessment, accreditation, program evaluation, data management, analytics and pedagogy.  He also has experience in designing and implementing evaluation plans for major National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) education and scientific research grant programs. Dr. Jones earned his Bachelor 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 interests include 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.



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.