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New Deans

The CCC faculty steering committee represents the three tracks of the CCC program. This committee admits students once each year, with applications due in early January. The steering committee also oversees program structure and policy and monitors student progress in required and elective courses, qualifying exams, and admission to candidacy.

Steering Committee Members*

Chair, CCC Program Director: Associate Professor Xiaojin Chen, representing Sociology


Assistant Professor Robin Bartram**, representing Urban Studies


Associate Professor Catherine McKinley, representing Social Work


Associate Professor Tonya Hansel, representing Social Work


Professor Adeline Masquelier**, representing Urban Studies


Professor David Smilde, representing Sociology


*Faculty research leaves may occasion interim appointments to the steering committee.  

**In 2021-22, Associate Professor Stephen Ostertag (Sociology) sosterta@tulane.edu is serving for Robin Bartram, and Associate Professor Jesse Keenan (Architecture) jkeenan@tulane.edu is serving for Adeline Masquelier.

CCC Program Support

Ann Schumacher, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, School of Liberal Arts


Andres Gonzalez, Sr. Program Coordinator, School of Liberal Arts – Interdisciplinary Programs


Above: Deans Kimberly Foster, School of Science and Engineering; Brian Edwards, School of Liberal Arts; Thomas LaVeist, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; and Iñaki Alday, School of Architecture, who were all appointed in 2018 (photo by Paula Burch-Celentano, © 2018 Tulane University)