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SE professor Carol Whelan chats with Dr. Renata  ----- at SE Professor Jordan Karubian’s “Mockingbird sings the blues” Studio in the Woods community art installation in the Crescent City Farmer’s Market, spring 2015

Building on our strengths in civic engagement and service learning, we are proud to introduce the Social Entrepreneurship Professors at Tulane University, including current and past members of this impressive group. The establishment of these endowed Social Entrepreneurship Professorships provides a critical mass of faculty support for university-wide, interdisciplinary endeavors in social innovation & social entrepreneurship. These professors teach, develop a research or practice agenda, and inform programming and initiatives in social innovation & social entrepreneurship. They represent a range of academic disciplines spanning the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Each of these colleagues has been appointed to separately endowed professorships named after their core benefactors. These named positions thus remind us of the crucial role of our generous supporters in making possible social innovation & social entrepreneurship initiatives across the university.

Current SE Professors

Shannon Blady, Ph.D.

Thomas Sherry, Ph.D.

Alessandra Bazzano, Ph.D.

Sarudzayi Matambanadzo, Ph.D.

Cordula Roser Gray

Christopher Oliver, Ph.D.

Anjali Niyogi, M.D.

Michelle Foa, Ph.D.

Paul Colombo, Ph.D.

Mallory Monaco Caterine, Ph.D.

Past SE Professors

Vicki Mayer, Ph.D.

Carol Whelan, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Ph.D., J.D.

Barbara Hayley, MFA

Jordan Karubian, Ph.D.

Rebecca Mark, Ph.D.

Lars Gilbertson, Ph.D.

Byron Mouton, AIA

Nghana Lewis, Ph.D.

Aaron Schneider, Ph.D.

Laura Murphy, Ph.D.

Marcella Del Signore


SE Professor Criteria

SE Professorships run on 2-3 year terms. If you would like more information on the Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, email Kenneth Schwartz at

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