Contact Us

Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS)

Tulane University

308 Jones Hall


Tel: (504) 247-1213

Fax: (504) 865-6723

Mailing Address:

6801 Freret St., Suite 308

New Orleans, LA 70118

Billing Address:

200 Gibson Hall

6823 St. Charles Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70118

Follow us on social media! @TulaneOGPS




Michael Cunningham

Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

Professor of Psychology


Tel: (504) 314-2818

Michael is responsible for oversight of all graduate and professional studies academic issues at Tulane, and he assists in the formulation of university research policy. 

Jennifer O'Brien-Brown

Assistant Director


Tel: (504) 247-1213

Jennifer is responsible for the day-to-day operations of OGPS as well as the formulation and dissemination of policies relevant to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Current students and postdoctoral fellows can schedule an in-person or Zoom appointment online through Canvas.

Ryan Stivers

Senior Academic and Career Adviser


Tel: (504) 314-2402

Ryan assists graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in achieving their career goals. He provides professional assistance in CV and resume writing, the job search, and leads career workshops and seminars. Current students and postdoctoral fellows can schedule an appointment online through Handshake.

Lauren Lukkarila

Academic Development and Resource Specialist


Lauren develops and implements programs to help graduate students improve their academic speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. She also has significant experience working with international and remote students to address the unique challenges those populations face. Current students and postdoctoral fellows can schedule an appointment online through Canvas.

Amelia Manning

Administrative Program Coordinator


Tel: (504) 247-1214

Amelia is responsible for the operations and administrative support of OGPS events as well as the communications relevant to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with any questions about events or communication should contact Amelia via email or phone.


Graduate Program Contacts

I have questions about my application or the admissions process.  Can you help me?

OGPS does not handle the admissions process. To find out the status of your application, please contact the department chair of the program you are applying to. Alternately, you may contact the following people:

  • Ann Schumacher, Director of Graduate Admissions, School of Liberal Arts: 504-314-7859
  • Janet Morgan, Senior Program Coordinator, School of Science and Engineering: 504-314-2910
  • Zylkia Lozano, Financial and Student Affairs Manager, School of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences: 504-988-3441
  • Melissa Lightell, Interim Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, A.B. Freeman School of Business: 504-314-2485