Dean LaVeist has delegated a committee to lead the strategic planning effort. This committee sets the tone, embodies the values and confirms the direction of the strategic plan. They follow this direction in setting goals for the strategic plan, strategic areas of focus, and an implementation timeline. Their decisions require careful analysis of an "Environmental Scan" and of recommendations that emerge from collaborative discussions at faculty and staff retreats, townhall meetings and other feedback mechanisms.
|Member||Position||Stakeholder Groups Represented|
|Thomas LaVeist||Dean and Committee Chair||Tulane executive leadership|
|LuAnn White||Senior Associate Dean of Academics||Dean's office, academic and curricular affairs|
|Verna Aucoin||Director of Development||Staff (Dean’s Office), alumni, supporters and donors|
|Mark Diana||Associate Professor and Department Chair (HMP)||Senior Professional and teaching faculty (HMP)|
|TJ Stranova||Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Dean||Staff (Student affairs), Sr. teaching faculty (GHMP), undergraduate faculty/alumni, academic leadership|
|Maureen Lichtveld||Professor and Department Chair (GEHS)||Sr. teaching and research faculty (GEHS), minority (Latino) faculty, academic leadership|
|Pat Kissinger||Professor (EPID) and member of the University Senate’s Faculty Advisory Committee||Teaching and research faculty (EPID), university senate|
|Mark Vanlandingham||Professor, Dir Center for Studies of Displaced Populations||Teaching and research faculty (GCHB & International Health)|
|Joe Keating||Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education||Sr. teaching and research faculty (TRMD), undergraduate students and faculty|
|Jiang He||Professor and Department Chair||Sr. teaching & research faculty, executive faculty|
|Jeff Shaffer||Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Chair of General Faculty||Sr. teaching & research faculty (BIOS), executive faculty|
|Richard Oberhelman||Professor and Department Chair (GCHB)||Sr. teaching and research faculty, chairs|
|Kathleen Branley||Senior. Dept. Administrator for Biostatistics||Staff, academic departments|
|Isabella M Parise||MPH Student in Community & Behavioral Sciences, Campus Health Student Advisory Board||MPH Students, student workers, students with disabilities|
|Cecilia Alcala||PhD Student in Environmental Health, Lead for the Diversity Committee||Doctoral Students, minority students|
|Christian Geneus||3rd yr PhD Student in Biostatistics, Treasurer for the Society for YBPHP*, Med Technician in EPI||Doctoral Students, minority students, research assistants|
|Michael McCaskill||Asst. Prof. Global Environmental Health Sciences||MPH students, minority students|
|Adam Maese||Director MD/MPH Joint Degree Program||Joint degree students|
|Paul Tindall||MPH Student in Epidemiology, Global Scholars Coordinator||MPH students, global scholars|
|Claire Namboodri||Undergraduate Student||Undergraduate students|
Beginning with internal and external data sources, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee will perform a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threat analysis on the current state of the School. They will use this analysis, along with priority foci provided by the Dean, feedback from faculty and staff and the Task Force groups to determine clearly defined “areas of strategic focus” and the primary goals for each area.
You can also visit the 2018 SPHTM Task Force page to see who sits on those committees.