Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
Education & Affiliations
Dean Mollye Demosthenidy is a proud Louisiana native hailing from the city of Alexandria. After completing her undergraduate education at Louisiana State University, she studied law and health policy at Tulane. Hurricane Katrina attempted to interrupt her studies, but Demosthenidy persevered and graduated with both a Juris Doctor and a Master of Health Administration.
Following graduation, Demosthenidy stayed in New Orleans to practice law with a focus on advising health care providers on regulatory and transactional issues. Her Tulane career began as an adjunct professor, and she joined the faculty full-time 2011.
Dean Demosthenidy has been involved with Newcomb-Tulane College in a variety of ways since 2015. She previously held the roles of faculty principal for the NTC College Scholars Program and Residential Faculty Mentor in Butler Hall. She also served as a faculty discussion leader for the NTC Reading Project, a Fellow for NTC’s First-Year Faculty Fellows program, and on both the NTC Academic Integrity Committee and Honor Board.
Demosthenidy is a clinical professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her academic work centers on the role of law and policy in improving healthcare outcomes. She teaches courses on health care systems, health law and regulation, health policy and leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.