Message from the Dean

Carole Haber


Carole Haber

Professor of History

As the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, I am delighted to welcome you to the web pages of the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University. Developed as part of Tulane’s Renewal Plan following Hurricane Katrina, we encompass the arts, humanities, and social sciences through seventeen departments and sixteen interdisciplinary programs as well as the Carroll Gallery, Shakespeare Festival, Summer Lyric Theatre, and the Middle American Research Institute.   

As you navigate through the pages, I hope you will see how remarkable the School of Liberal Arts is.  Our small classes allow students to be active learners directly engaged with their courses. With a broad array of majors, minors, Master’s and Ph.D. programs, students can choose to specialize in a wide number of fields, developing long-standing interests or discovering new passions. Engaged in the liberal arts, they not only learn key skills of writing, analysis and communication but come to better understand both themselves and the world beyond.

In this journey of discovery, our students are guided by internationally recognized scholars and artists. As leaders in their respective fields, our faculty are actively engaged in cutting-edge research and creative activities. Noted for their quality of being outstanding scholar-teachers, they bring the excitement of their research into the classroom.  

And, of course, there is New Orleans. Serving as a center for learning and service, this extraordinary city provides opportunities matched by none other. Not only can students become immersed in the unique culture of the region, but they participate in course-related projects that apply their academic skills to community needs. As a result, in the course of the time at Tulane, the city comes to define who they are, as they become part of New Orleans.

I therefore invite you to explore the School of Liberal Arts through its website and plan a visit to the campus.   You will discover a vibrant academic community that engages the mind as it does the heart.


Dean's Office


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Mary Clark

Associate Professor of Political Science

Jeremy Jernegan

Associate Dean for Planning and Finance

Jeremy Jernegan

Professor of Art

Tara Hamburg

Assistant Dean

Tara Allison Hamburg


Administrative Program Coordinator
Tinese Connell


Senior Administrative Program Coordinator, Development
Nicole Long


Development Director
Lauren Phipps


Web Manager / Multimedia Development Specialist

Arielle Pentes


Web Designer/Developer
Seth Silesky

Kevin Gotham

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Grants, and Research

Kevin Gotham

Professor of Sociology

Shellond Chester

Assistant Dean for Finance

Shellond Chester


Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications

Nicole Westerfield


Director for Liberal Arts Graduate Programs

Ann Schumacher

Anna Charles

Senior Executive Secretary

Anna Charles


Executive Secretary

Casey LeBlanc


Development Officer
Laurie Martin

Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA  70118, (504) 865-5225,