Part 3 - Comprehensive Standards
  

3.4.11  For each major in a degree program, the institution assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field. In those degree programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration. (Academic program coordination)

Compliance
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Narrative

Department chairs and program coordinators responsible for each degree program offered by the University of New Orleans are qualified in their fields. In most cases, two types of faculty positions serve as program coordinators. Most undergraduate programs are coordinated by the department chair. Most graduate programs are coordinated by a Graduate Coordinator, selected from the faculty within the department who hold an appointment to the Graduate School.

According to the Bylaws of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, each academic administrator (department head, director, dean, or vice-president) who is to be appointed with rank and in a tenure track position, must have an earned degree in a field appropriate to the position.

All department chairs and program coordinators have faculty standing in their departments and undergo the same review for academic qualifications in place for all faculty members. The Office of Academic Affairs reviews the transcripts of all department chairs and graduate coordinators to ensure that their academic credentials are appropriate to the degree program they coordinate.

Tables 1-5 present the academic coordinator assigned to each degree program offered by the University of New Orleans by college. A brief summary of qualifications is provided in each table as well as links to the Vita of each program coordinator.

Table 1: COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Undergraduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Accounting, B.S. Phil Harmelink PhD Business Administration - University of Iowa
Business Administration, B.S. Olie Lundberg PhD Business Administration - Penn State University
Finance, B.S. Walter Lane PhD Economics - University of California, San Diego
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism, B.S. Harsha Chacko

PhD Higher Education - University of New Orleans

Management, B.S. Olie Lundberg PhD Business Administration - Penn State University
Marketing, B.S. Pam Kennett-Hensel PhD Marketing - Georgia State University
Graduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Accounting, M.S. Phil Harmelink PhD Business Administration - University of Iowa
Tax Accounting, M.S. Phil Harmelink PhD Business Administration - University of Iowa
HealthCare Management, M.S. Walter Lane PhD Economics - University of California, San Diego
Hospitality and Tourism, M.S.

John Williams

PhD Human Resources - Penn State University
Business Administration, M.B.A. Jim Logan PhD Business Administration - Management - Louisiana State University
Financial Economics, Ph.D. Neal Maroney PhD Economics - Claremont Graduate University
 

Table 2: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Undergraduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Early Childhood Education, B.S. Ali Odowd PhD Curriculum & Instruction - University of New Orleans
Elementary Education, B.S. Ali Odowd PhD Curriculum & Instruction - University of New Orleans
Elementary Education - Integrated Merged Option, B.S. Brenda Burrell PhD Special Education - University of New Orleans
Human Performance and Health Promotion, B.S. Marc Bonis PhD Curriculum & Instruction - Health - University of New Orleans
Secondary Education - English, B.S. Pat Austin PhD Curriculum & Instruction - University of New Orleans
Secondary Education - Science, B.S. Ivan Gill PhD Geology - Louisiana State University
Secondary Education - Social Science, B.S. Penny Speaker M.A. Education - California State University, Stanislaus
Graduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Counselor Education, M.Ed. Roxane Dufrene PhD Counselor Education - Mississippi State University
Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. Pat Austin PhD Curriculum & Instruction - University of New Orleans
Educational Leadership, M.Ed. Brian Beabout PhD Instructional Systems - Penn State University
Special Education, M.Ed. Jan Janz PhD Special Education - University of New Orleans
Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.T. Richard Speaker PhD Education - University California
Special Education, M.A.T. Jan Janz PhD Special Education - University of New Orleans
Counselor Education, Ph.D. Roxane Dufrene PhD Counselor Education - Mississippi State University
Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D. Pat Austin PhD Curriculum & Instruction - University of New Orleans
Educational Administration, Ph.D. Brian BeaBout PhD Instructional Systems - Penn State University
Special Education, Ph.D. Linda Flynn-Wilson PhD Special Education - University of Illinois

Table 3: COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Undergraduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S. Bhaskar Kura PhD Civil Engineering - Louisiana State University
Electrical Engineering, B.S. Dimitrios Charalampidis PhD Electrical Engineering - University of Central Florida
Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Paul Schilling PhD Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, B.S. Lothar Birk PhD Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering - Technical University of Berlin
Graduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Engineering, M.S. Norman Whitley PhD Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University
Engineering Management, M.S. Norman Whitley PhD Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University
Engineering and Applied Science  Norman Whitley PhD Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University
 

Table 4: COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Undergraduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Biological Sciences, B.S. Mary Clancy PhD Biology - Princeton University
Chemistry, B.S. Matt Tarr PhD Chemistry - Georgia Tech University
Computer Science, B.S. Adlai DePano PhD Electrical Engineering & Computer Science - John Hopkins University
Earth and Environmental Sciences, B.S. Kraig Dertsler PhD Geology - University of California, Davis
Mathematics, B.S. Craig Jensen PhD Mathematics - Cornell University
Physics, B.S. Grab Seab PhD Physics - University of Colorado
Psychology, B.S. Monica Marsee PhD Developmental Psychology - University of New Orleans
Graduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Applied Physics, M.S. Leszek Malkinski PhD Physics - Polish Academy of Sciences
Biological Sciences. M.S. Bernard Rees PhD Biology - University of Colorado
Chemistry, M.S. (Thesis) Mark Trudell PhD Chemistry - University of Wisconsin
Chemistry, M.S. (Non-Thesis) Mark Trudell PhD Chemistry - University of Wisconsin
Computer Science, M.S. Shengru Tu PhD Electrical Engineering & Computer Science - University of Illinois
Earth and Environmental Sciences, M.S. Ioannis Georgiou PhD Engineering and Applied Sciences - University of New Orleans
Mathematics, M.S. Linxiong Li PhD Statistics - SUNY Stony Brook
Psychology, M.S. Laura Scaramella PhD Family Studies and Child Development - University of Arizona
Chemistry, Ph.D. Mark Trudell PhD Chemistry - University of Wisconsin
Integrative Biology, Ph.D. Bernard Rees PhD Biology - University of Colorado
Psychology, Ph.D. Laura Scaramella PhD Family Studies and Child Development - University of Arizona
 

Table 5: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Undergraduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Anthropology, B.A. David Beriss PhD Anthropology & French Studies - New York University
Fine Arts, B.A. Cheryl Hayes MFA Fine Arts - University of New Orleans
English, B.A. Patricia Roger PhD Prose Fiction & American Lit - Tulane University
Film and Theatre, B.A. Debra Daniel MEd Speech - McNeese State University
History, B.A. Nikki Brown PhD History - Yale University
International Studies, B.A. John Hazlett PhD English/American Literature - University of Iowa
Music Studies, B.A. Robin Williams DMS Piano Performance & Literature - Eastman School of Music
Philosophy, B.A. Rob Stufflebeam PhD Philosophy -Neoroscience-Psychology - Washington University
Political Science, B.A. Ed Chervenak PhD Political Science - Tulane University
Romance Languages - French, B.A. Juliana Starr PhD French Literature - Indiana University - Bloomington
Romance Languages - Spanish, B.A. Joke Mondada PhD Linguistics - Louisiana State University
Sociology, B.A. D'Lane Compton PhD Sociology - Texas A&M University
Urban Studies and Planning, B.S. John Renne PhD Urban Planning & Public Policy - Rutgers University
Graduate Programs
Degree Coordinator Qualifications
Arts Administration, M.A. Harmon Greenblatt Masters of Music Education - DePaul University
English, M.A. Robert Shenk PhD English - University of Kansas
History, M.A. James Mokhiber PhD History - John Hopkins University
Political Science, M.A. Michael Hueshoff PhD Political Science - University of Michigan
Romance Languages - French, M.A. Denis Augier PhD French - Indiana University
Romance Languages - Spanish, M.A. Maria del Carmen Artigas PhD Spanish Literature - University of Virginia 
Sociology, M.A. Vern Baxter PhD Sociology - University of Wisconsin
Music, M.M. Caroline Carson DHA Conducting - University of South Carolina
Urban Studies, M.S. Christiana Croegaert PhD Anthropology - Northwestern University
Creative Writing Workshop, M.F.A. Milton "Neal" Walsh MFA Creative Writing - University of Mississippi
Film and Theatre, M.F.A. John McGowan-Hartmann PhD Fine Arts - Cinema University of Melbourne
Studio Art, M.F.A. Dan Rule Masters in Fine Arts - Northern Illinois University
Public Administration, M.P.A.  John Kiefer PhD Urban Services - Old Dominion University
Urban and Regional Planning, M.U.R.P. Marla Nelson PhD Urban Planning and Policy Development - Rutgers University
Political Science, Ph.D. Michael Hueshoff PhD Political Science - University of Michigan
Urban Studies. Ph.D. Renia Ehrenfeucht PhD Urban Planning - University of California, LA

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