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Amjad Ayoubi, PhD

Amjad Ayoubi, PhD

Senior Associate Dean, Career Services, Academic Advising, and Athletic Advising
aamjad@tulane.edu
(504) 208-8280 (cell)

 

Kelly Grant, MA

Kelly Grant, MA

Senior Associate Dean of Retention and Strategic Initiatives, Professor of Practice in Management Communication
kgrant@tulane.edu
(504) 865-5484

 

 

J. Celeste Lay, PhD

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Newcomb-Tulane College, Associate Professor, Political Science
jlay@tulane.edu
(504) 862-8323

J. Celeste Lay is an associate professor of political science at Tulane University. She earned her B.A. in political science at the College of Charleston (1998) and her Ph.D. in Government & Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park (2004). She is the author of A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America, published by Temple University Press in 2012, about the response to immigration in small, formerly-homogeneous Iowa towns. Her research focuses on political socialization, voting behavior, women and politics, and attitudes about and the politics surrounding education policy. She is particularly interested in how local contexts, policies and institutions structure attitudes and behavior. She is working on a book manuscript about the effects of the dramatic education reforms in New Orleans on civic behaviors and attitudes. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, American Politics Research, Rural Sociology, Politics & Policy, and Urban Affairs Review.