Faculty and Staff

Shannon Blady, Ph.D.,Director and Professor of Practice || || 7039 Freret St. Ste. 202 || (504) 865-5351

Office hours: Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment

Shannon Blady, Ph.D., has been an educator for fifteen years at the elementary, middle, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include Multiliteracies Pedagogy, literacy instruction, social and emotional learning, and critical pedagogy. She also serves as the Paul Tudor Jones II Endowed Professor in Social Entrepreneurship. 

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Monique Maheia Hodges, Assistant Director || || 7039 Freret St. Ste. 201 || (504) 865-5342

Monique earned her B.S. from Louisiana State University and serves as an administrator in the certification program. Her background includes grant writing, program management and TPCP school liaison. She is currently serving as a co-leader for the TPCP Teacher Residency Program and has presented at national educational conferences as well as planning and hosting several local conferences. Monique works with several university departments and local schools in order to improve student learning and teacher achievement and is currently working closely with Global Studies on future educational ventures.



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Vicki Templet, Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator || || 7039 Freret St. Ste. 207 || (504) 247-1621

Office hours: By appointment only

Vicki Templet, Ed.D., earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University and her baccalaureate of science in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University. She has been an elementary teacher, literacy coach, and certified reading interventionist in Ascension Parish. She has also been an instructional data coach in East Baton Rouge Parish.




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Richard J. Mihans II, Ph. D., Professor of Practice || || 7039 Freret St. Ste. 203 || (504) 865-5334

Office hours: Monday and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment

Richard J. Mihans II, Ph.D., earned his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Teacher Education and Development. Prior to coming to Tulane University, he was an Associate Professor of Education at Elon University in North Carolina. Dr. Mihans has been an educator at the elementary, middle, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. He believes that teaching is not just about planning meaningful learning experiences, but also about making personal connections with students. His research interests include best practices in literacy instruction, social studies education, teacher retention and satisfaction, and critical/social issues in education.




Charlotte Mundy Henderson, Ph.D., Professor of Practice || || 7039 Freret St. Ste. 205 || (504) 247-1620

Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm-4:00pm; Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm and by appointment

Charlotte Mundy Henderson, Ph.D., earned her doctoral degree at the University of Florida and worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama prior to becoming a faculty member at Tulane.  Her current research interests are inservice and preservice teacher education – particularly in high-poverty schools, K-6 reading and children's literature. Her teaching experiences include grades 2-5 in public schools and undergraduate through doctoral level courses in higher education.



Erica Smith, Ph. D., Professor of Practice  || || 7039 Freret St. Ste. 201|| (504) 865-5341

Office hours: Monday-Wednesday 3:45pm-4:30pm and by appointment

Erica Smith, Ph.D., started her career as a science educator at Brown University where she earned a M.A.T. in science education.  She then taught high school science for seven years in Maryland and New York State.  Dr. Smith completed her PhD in Curriculum Instruction and the Science of Learning (CISL) with a focus in science at SUNY Buffalo.  She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education where she researched and worked with urban elementary teachers on the development of their Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) pedagogical content knowledge (PCK).


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Brooke Grant, Ph.D., Professor of Practice || bgrant1@tulane.ed|| 7039 Freret St. Ste. 208 || (504) 865-5350

Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment

Brooke Grant, Ph.D., is currently a Professor of Practice in the Tulane Teacher Preparation and Certification Program.  Prior to coming to Tulane, she worked in the Educational Leadership Department at the University of Wisconsin – Superior serving as an assistant professor.  Brooke's teaching career began outside of Buffalo, NY where she spent over ten years teaching middle school social studies.




Maria Sotile DeLouise, Adjunct  Lecturer || || 7039 Freret St. Ste. 204

Office hours: Monday and Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:30pm and by appointment

Professor DeLouise earned her B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, her Master's degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and her Plus 30 from LSU, Baton Rouge where her focus of study was educational technology and library and information science. She began her teaching career in 1977 teaching 8th grade reading in LA. She has taught elementary, middle, and high school students as well as serving as a high school librarian. She spent 10 years teaching in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (North Carolina) where she taught elementary and middle grades; some of which was gifted education. Professor DeLouise has also been an adjunct at LSU, BR for three years where she taught in the College of Education. Maria worked as a Distinguished Educator for the LA Department of Education for five years before serving the students in LA as an elementary, middle, and high school principal.


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