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NTC Faculty Committees

Newcomb-Tulane College faculty committees address issues that impact all full-time undergraduate students, including curricular matters, major advising, and study abroad.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be composed of seven faculty members, the secretary of the faculty (ex officio), and the dean of the Newcomb-Tulane College as chair. The committee shall meet on call of the dean, and a meeting must be called when requested by three or more of its members.

Executive Committee duties include:

To serve as an advisory committee to the dean on any matter of administration
To receive and act on routine reports of ordinary standing and special committees
To act for the faculty at the direction of the faculty
In addition to its annual report, the committee shall issue special reports when appropriate

Additional duties are described in the Newcomb-Tulane College Faculty Constitution

Chair: Lee Skinner, Dean Newcomb-Tulane College

Voting Members: 

  • James Alm, School of Liberal Arts
  • Marianne Desmarais, School of Architecture
  • Frank Jones, School of Science and Engineering
  • Michelle Kohler, School of Liberal Arts
  • Ganapathi Narayanamoorth, A.B. Freeman School of Business 
  • Erick Valentine, A. B. Freeman School of Business

Ex Officio Members:

  • Adam McKeown, School of Liberal Arts, Secretary of the Faculty
  • Amjad Ayoubi, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
  • J. Celeste Lay, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
  • Kelly A. Grant, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
The Curriculum Committee

The NTC Curriculum Committee deals with all matters relating to the undergraduate core curriculum.  Please contact Monique Hodges at mhodges3@tulane.edu with any business for the NTC Curriculum Committee one week prior to the meeting. 

Meetings will be on the third Tuesday of the month via Zoom starting March 24.

Chair: Judith Maxwell, School of Liberal Arts

Voting Members: 

  • Thomas Hebert, School of Science & Engineering
  • Lorelei Cropley, Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Chris Fettweis, School of Liberal Arts
  • Ryan Glasser, School of Science & Engineering
  • Sanda Groome, A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Irene Keil, School of Architecture

Ex Officio Members:

  • Amanda Garcia, School of Professional Advancement
  • Ryan Garrity, Registrar
  • Sarah Montes, Academic Advising Center
  • Whitney Richards, Academic Advising Center
  • J. Celeste Lay, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
  • Jennifer Archibald, Office of the Registrar
The Committee on Academic Requirements

This committee maintains academic standards as established by the faculty and considers student petitions for waivers of academic policies and requirements.

Meetings will be via Zoom on April 27 and May 11.

Chair: Tiffany Lin, School of Architecture

Voting Members:

  • Lorelei Cropley, School of Public Health
  • Deirdre (Dee) Fuchs, Business School
  • Noshir S Pesika, School of Science and Engineering
  • TR Johnson, School of Liberal Arts

Ex Officio Members:

  • Sarah Montes, Academic Advising Center 
The Committee on Major Advising

The Committee on Major Advising maintains standards for advising in undergraduate students’ major departments or programs.

Voting Members: 

  • Elizabeth Abboud, School of Science and Engineering
  • Paul Colombo, School of Science and Engineering
  • Marianne Desmarais, School of Architecture
  • Elizabeth Gleckler, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Sanda Groome, A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Susann Lusnia, School of Liberal Arts/CELT
  • Molly Rothenbery, School of Liberal Arts
  • Kentaro Tsubaki, School of Architecture

Ex Officio Members: 

  • Sarah Montes, Academic Advising Center
  • Ryan Garrity, Office of the Registrar
  • Amanda Hassan, A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Elizabeth Langlois, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Emily Parsons, School of Architecture
The Committee on Honors

The Committee on Honors makes recommendations regarding standards and policies with respect to honors curricula, degrees with honors, honors theses, and awards.

Chair: Laura Schrader, School of Science and Engineering

The next meeting will be held via Zoom on April 14.

Voting Members:

  • Katherine Andrinopoulos, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Daniel Mochon, A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Michael Moore, School of Science & Engineering
  • Mirya Holman, School of Liberal Arts
  • Trent Holliday, School of Liberal Arts
  • Andrew Liles, School of Architecture

Ex Officio Members:

  • J. Celeste Lay, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
  • Charlotte Maheu Vail, Associate Dean of NTC and Director of the Honors Program
The Study Abroad Committee

This committee establishes academic policies and procedures relating to study abroad.

The next meeting will be held via Zoom on April 1.

Chair: Susann Lusnia, School of Liberal Arts

Voting Members: 

  • Lorelei Cropley, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Faycal Falaky, School of Liberal Arts
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos, School of Science & Engineering
  • Cordula Roser-Grey, School of Architecture
  • Michael Syrimis, School of Liberal Arts
  • Jeff Tasker, School of Science & Engineering

Ex Officio Members:

  • Annie Gibson, Office of Study Abroad
  • Dolores Hemphill, Academic Advising Center
  • Casey Love, Center for Global Education
  • Valerie McGinley, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
  • Emily Parsons, School of Architecture
  • Mariette Thomas, A.B. Freeman School of Business
Committee on Academic Integrity

This committee shall make recommendations on policies and procedures pertaining to the Code of Academic Conduct to the faculty and the committee appoints panels for hearing appeals of honor board verdicts. 

Chair: Christopher Rodning, School of Liberal Arts

Voting Members: 

  • Francoise Grossmann, School of Public Health
  • Marc Zender, School of Liberal Arts
  • Robyn Ice, School of Professional Advancement
  • Tewodros Amdeberhan, Department of Mathematics

Ex Officio Members:

  • J. Celeste Lay, Senior Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College