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.
Ms. McKee is a performer, choreographer, educator, facilitator and cultural organizer born in Picayune, MS and raised in New Orleans. She is the founder of Moving Stories Dance Project, an organization committed to dance education that provides opportunities for dancers and choreographers to showcase their talents. In 2007, she was awarded The Academy of Educational Development/New Voices Fellowship, an award for emerging leaders. For the past 20 years Ms. McKee has been involved with Junebug Productions as an artist and educator. Most recently she served as Associate Artistic Director of the first annual Homecoming Project 2011, a place-based performance project that addresses the Right of Return and what home means to communities in post-Katrina New Orleans. In 2006, Ms. McKee was one of ten artists who collaborated to create the original production, "UPROOTED: The Katrina Project," co-produced by Junebug Productions. As an artist and cultural organizer, Ms. McKee is deeply committed to creating work that supports social justice and aligns with the FST and Junebug legacy.
Dr. Katie Busby, Tulane University’s Director of Institutional Assessment, is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing campus-wide assessment activities. These efforts include the creation and execution of student learning and institutional effectiveness assessment plans and improvement initiatives. Katie also plays an integral role in coordinating the University’s reaffirmation reviews with its core accreditation agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
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