Ben Brubaker

Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-3347
Fax: 504-862-8061


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Faculty Director


Dr. Rebecca Mark is an Associate Professor of English at Tulane University and a poet whose articles, books, and courses address southern writing, women’s fiction, civil rights literature, and trauma in American culture.  Dr. Mark was also the founding Interim Executive Director of Tulane University’s H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute.

Program Manager


Ben Brubaker serves as the Program Manager for Academic Student Leadership Development at the Tulane Center for Public Service. Ben graduated from Tulane in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and African and African Diaspora Studies. Over the last several years, Ben has worked with many New Orleans nonprofits in both staff and advisory roles, including the Community Center of St. Bernard, the NFL YET Boys and Girls Club, the New Orleans Fruit Tree Project and others. Most recently, Ben worked as a Trainer with the Posse Foundation in New Orleans before starting his current role with Tulane.

The O Staff Liaison

Carolyn Barber-Pierre

Carolyn Barber-Pierre serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. Carolyn is responsible for the oversight of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, LGBT Student Life and Religious Life. Assists in the university's strategic efforts to plan and direct the development and administration of programs and services that enhance racial and ethnic diversity on campus. Carolyn also provides support and direction for all community service student volunteer organizations and efforts in cooperation with the Center for Public Service.

Program Evaluator


Tait Kellogg is a current PhD candidate in the City, Culture and Community program at Tulane. Her research interests are rooted in the sociology of higher education. Tait earned her M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Columbia University, Teachers College and while there she worked and lived at The Jewish Theological Seminary. She earned her B.A. in Religious Studies with a minor in Sociology at Millsaps College. Tait worked as the East Mississippi Outreach Director and Data Analyst for the non-profit Get2College. In this role she traveled the state to speak to underserved students and parents at their public high schools about how to navigate the roadblocks to college. Tait’s research interests include the sociology of higher education, or more specifically: college access, the pipeline from charter schools to college, the relationship between universities and place, and community engagement.


Community Engagement Advocate Leaders

CEA Leaders are student leaders who receive a stipend for additional CEA program support, including scheduling and organizing facilitation schedules, preparing for team meetings and trainings, and promoting student voice in the overall growth and development of the program.


Praveena Fernes


Hannah Altman

Center for Public Service, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-862-8060