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Email: celt@tulane.edu

 

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richardson_buildingCenter for Engaged Learning and Teaching
310 Richardson Building
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Phone: (504) 314-7698
Fax: (504) 314-7693
Email: celt@tulane.edu

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CELT Staff

 

Michael Cunningham  Michael Cunningham, PhD
  Executive Director, Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching
  mcunnin1@tulane.edu, (504) 314-7699

Michael Cunningham leads the operation of the University's Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) – an initiative that has emerged as part of Tulane’s on-going   accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. CELT's mission is to enhance student learning and to pursue the development of engagement-based and experiential curriculums across all University Schools and Centers as well as Newcomb-Tulane College. Mike’s academic affiliations are with the Department of Psychology and the program in African & African Diaspora Studies at Tulane. He has been on Tulane’s faculty since 1996 and currently holds the academic rank of Professor.

 





Eric Roque

  Eric Roque
  Budget / Administrative Coordinator
  eroque@tulane.edu, (504) 314-7692

Eric Roque is the Budget and Administrative Coordinator at CELT. Eric is responsible for managing all budgeting activities and day-to-day programmatic and administrative operations of CELT.  He is also the program coordinator for the Louisiana Alliance for Minority Paticipation (LAMP), a program aimed at substantially increasing the number and quality of minority students earning baccalaureate degrees in STEM areas at Tulane.  Eric received his MBA from Tulane University in 2009.

 

 

 

 

Antoinette Mills  Antoinette Mills
  Senior Executive Secretary
  amills@tulane.edu, (504) 314-2874

Antoinette has a Bachelor’s Degree and is the Senior Executive Secretary who provides administrative support to Dr. Michael Cunningham for the day to day operations for the Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT) to keep the office running smoothly and efficiently.  In addition, she manages his calendar and other office calendars, schedule meetings, coordinates and manages special events.  She also greets all visitors to the office and oversees ordering supplies for the office and CELT core staff and catering.  Antoinette enjoys working with the CELT Staff and students.  She’s a joy to have in the office.

 

 

 

Rebecca Otten  Rebecca Otten
  Assistant Director – Social Innovation Engagement
  rotten@tulane.edu, (504) 314-7688

Rebecca Otten helps students identify their changemaker paths - where their academic interests and career aspirations intersect with a commitment to make positive social impact throughout life. She oversees Tulane’s co-curricular programming in social innovation and social entrepreneurship (SISE) and contributes to the university's academic, research, and community engagement agenda in SISE. Rebecca is Tulane’s Change Leader with the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Partnership, and she is a Work on Purpose Catalyst with Echoing Green. Additionally, Rebecca has volunteered with international partners such as the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, Ashoka Changemakers, and Clinton Global Initiative University. Rebecca received a BSM in Management and a BS in Anthropology from Tulane University in 2009, and she is currently pursuing a Master's in Public Health. In her free time Rebecca enjoys reading, serving at the New Orleans Mission, and catching up with neighborhood friends. 

 


Gary Talarchek  Gary Talarchek, PhD
  Assistant Director – Research Engagement
  gtalarch@tulane.edu, (504) 862-3295

Dr. Gary Talarchek received a Ph.D. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and began his academic career teaching Geography, Planning and Research Methods courses at the State University of New York and the University of Arizona. Upon moving to New Orleans he made a career change to university administration.  He has held positions at Xavier University, Loyola University New Orleans and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities before joining Tulane’s Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning. He has received and managed grants for research, instructional enhancement, and infrastructure development from a variety of federal government and state agencies, as well as private foundations and organizations.

 

 


Susann Lusnia  Susann Lusnia, PhD
  Associate Professor of Classical Studies  
  Assistant Director - Classroom Engagement
  slusnia@tulane.edu, (504) 314-7687

Susann teaches courses in Roman art and archaeology, Etruscan archaeology, life in ancient Pompeii, and a TIDES course on ethics in archaeology.  She is the author of a forthcoming book, Creating Severan Rome: The Architecture and Self-Image of L. Septimius Severus (Collection Latomus, Bruxelles). She has published articles and reviews in American Journal of Archaeology, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Classical Journal, The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell 2013), Latomus, New England Classical Journal, and Traumatology. She contributed a chapter to the volume Representations of War in Ancient Rome, edited by S. Dillon and K. Welch, published by Cambridge in 2006 and released in a paperback edition in 2009. Among her honors are a Rome Prize, a Fulbright Grant, a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society, and Tulane’s Suzanne & Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship for excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Susann earned her B.A. in Latin from Mary Washington College in 1985, and both the M.A. (1990) and Ph.D. (1998) in Classics at University of Cincinnati. She is a native of Leesburg, Virginia.

 

Toni Weiss  Toni Weiss
  Senior Professor of Practice in the Economics Department
  Senior Program Manager - Classroom Engagement
  tweiss@tulane.edu, (504) 314-7687

Toni began her graduate work in 1987 and began teaching undergraduate classes the following year.  The minute she walked into the front of the classroom for the first time, she knew that that was what she wanted to spend her career doing.  She has taught full time at Tulane for over 15 years.  In addition to her teaching, she has an economic consulting practice in which she works with local government and non-profits on a variety of economic impact projects.  Toni has been interested in teaching pedagogy for many, many years and is thrilled to be able to work with faculty at CELT to improve the classroom experience for the undergraduate students at Tulane.

 

 



allen  Allen Thomas, PhD
  Assistant Director – Experiential Engagement
  Adjunct Faculty – Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
  School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  athomas@tulane.edu, (504) 314-7680

Dr. Allen Thomas holds a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin and has previously directed college health programs at the University of Virginia and Tulane University. During his tenure at Tulane, Dr. Thomas has also served as the Coordinator of the Office of Violence Prevention and Support Services – Division of Student Affairs, and the Director of Community Initiatives for the Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic.

 




CELT teaching FELLOWS

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

 

CELT STUDENT FELLOWS

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

 

Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-7698 celt@tulane.edu