Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The new faculty members we celebrate in this publication join an institution that has provided more than 175 years of scholarship and service to its community. Founded in 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana to address public health concerns in the region, the Tulane University of today is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent research universities, carrying out pathbreaking research and creative work, offering an unparalleled education to a cohort of outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and earning recognition as a national and world leader in public service and social engagement.
Tulane professors have been awarded the most prestigious honors in the academic world, and have been elected to membership in the National Academies, and in the American Academy for Arts and Sciences. In the past 25 years, Tulane colleagues have received 34 National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, 10 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, eight National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships and three Alfred P. Sloan Fellowships.
Our schools and our undergraduate college offer an impressive array of degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, science and engineering, and social work. Interdisciplinary research is flourishing, as our students and faculty are crossing both geographic and intellectual boundaries in their efforts to ask new questions, create new knowledge and improve the lives of people around the world.
Each year we recruit to Tulane some of the smartest and most talented students in the world, attracted to Tulane because of their interest in a demanding, rigorous education, and in the opportunities that will be open to them when they complete their study and are awarded a degree from one of the most recognized and respected universities in the world. We are very proud that our faculty—pathbreaking scholars who are also dedicated and engaged teachers—create a truly exceptional student experience. It is the faculty of Tulane who define what is possible, and through their efforts we have become the extraordinary institution of today. This was never more true than over this past extraordinary year, when our faculty approached the challenges of offering a residential education during this pandemic with tremendous energy and creativity, and many assumed leadership roles in the global effort to understand and combat COVID-19. It is their excellence and leadership that inspire our students and that will always enlighten, sustain, strengthen and improve the wider communities we serve. Please join me in welcoming our new faculty colleagues and in wishing them every success in all their endeavors.
With all best wishes,
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost