Faculty and Staff

Carol Whelan, Ph.D.,Director and Professor of Practice || || 7039 Freret St. Ste. 202 || (504) 865-5341

Office hours: Wednesdays 2:30pm-4:30pm and by appointment

Carol Whelan, Ph.D., is currently a Senior Professor of Practice in the Tulane Teacher Certification Program and has been with Tulane for ten years. She also serves as the Paul Tudor Jones II Endowed Professor in Social Entrepreneurship. Prior to coming to Tulane, Carol worked for the Louisiana Department of Education serving as Assistant Superintendent and Director of Educational Technology. Her earlier experiences include professor in the College of Education at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette for ten years, and teacher, counselor and administrator in the Jefferson Parish Public School System for 16 years.


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

Mrs. Hodges' primary areas of interest are marketing, accounting and technology maintenance. Her past experience included training staff members and implementing marketing and merchandising directives for major retailers. She is currently assisting with the program’s data management and coordinating marketing plans to recruit students and advertise TPCP to the community and country.


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

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.


Margaret Dermody, Ph.D., Professor of Practice || || 7039 Freret St. Ste. 205 || (504) 247-1620

Office hours: Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:30pm and by appointment

Dr. Dermody has been a faculty member in Literacy Education at both Loyola University and Holy Cross College and served as an Educational Consultant and Instructor at the University of New Orleans where she worked in a family assessment of students with academic and behavioral differences. Her focus areas are urban literacy, emergent literacy, assessment & remediation, and educational technology. Her teaching experiences include kindergarten, elementary, moderate and severe special education, and higher education.

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Shannon Blady, Ph. D., Professor of Practice  || || 7039 Freret St., Suite 203|| (504) 865-5351

Office hours: by appointment

Shannon L. Blady, Ph.D has been an educator for fourteen years at the elementary, middle, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. She is an active member in the National Writing Project and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her research includes Multiliteracies Pedagogy, literacy development, writing instruction and feedback, and critical pedagogy.


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

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.

Office hours: By appointment only

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.


Kathy Frady, Ph.D., Adjunct  Lecturer || || 7039 Freret St.

Office hours: By appointment

Dr. Kathy Frady works with the Student Teacher and Internship courses in early childhood education. She has taught children and adults in Arkansas, Virginia, Kentucky, and Louisiana. Her research interests include leadership methods of early childhood professionals, early childhood education cross cultural diversity research, intergenerational research, and spiritual development issues of young children.


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