Office of Undergrad Education - Freeman School | Tulane

Office of Undergraduate Education

The Office of Undergraduate Education provides information about Freeman courses and academic programs, one-on-one academic advising, enrollment support and information about Freeman's undergraduate student organizations. For general assistance, email business@tulane.edu

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Michael H. Hogg
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
GWBC Room 518
(504) 862-8495 (office)
(504) 914-1648 (cell)
mhogg@tulane.edu

In addition to serving as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Mike Hogg is on the faculty of the Freeman School and is the Area Coordinator for Legal Studies in Business. In his capacity as Associate Dean, he monitors the quality of the Freeman undergraduate experience and reviews students’ academic progress.


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Doug Blanchard
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education
(504) 247-1278
dblanch2@tulane.edu

Doug Blanchard is responsible for assuring that the Office of Undergraduate Education, Study Abroad and International Exchange effectively and efficiently contribute to achieving the business school's mission, goals and strategies. The Assistant Dean is responsible for undergraduate student academic advising/registration, degree progress and completion, and the communication and marketing strategies necessary to achieve the objectives and goals of the unit.


Academic Counselors

BSM Academic Counselors assist students with selecting a major, understanding degree requirements and monitoring progress toward graduation. In addition, each declared business student must also meet with their counselor in the Academic Advising Center to ensure appropriate progress toward their degree.  Make an advising appointment.

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Charlotte Battiest
BSM Senior Academic Counselor
(504) 314-7014
cbatties@tulane.edu
Make an Appointment

Charlotte Battiest joined the Office of Undergraduate Education in fall 2019 as the senior academic counselor.  She has been with the university since 2007, previously with the Academic Services Center for Student-Athletes.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Educational Administration from the University of New Orleans. She has 20 years of experience in higher education. She enjoys serving and providing quality advising services to all students!  She advises Legal Studies majors and Altman Scholars.


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Megan St. Pierre
BSM Academic Counselor
(504) 862-8035
sstpierre@tulane.edu
Make an Appointment

Megan St. Pierre is the academic counselor for marketing students. Prior to joining Tulane and the Freeman School, Megan was a secondary education teacher for 13 years teaching social studies, English and special education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in education administration, both from the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, and a Master of Science in human resource education from Louisiana State University.


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Shira Hussain
BSM Academic Counselor
(504) 862-8097
shussain1@tulane.edu
Make an Appointment

Shira Hussain holds an undergraduate degree in communication studies and sociology from Loyola University New Orleans, then she advanced in her academic pursuits with a master’s degree in leadership studies from Augsburg University.  She is a firm believer that students can grow into greatness with the right support and is happy to be a part of the Tulane family. She advises undeclared students with last names A-R.


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Ryann Handy
BSM Academic Counselor
(504) 865-5433
rhandy1@tulane.edu 
Make an Appointment

Ryann Handy advises undergraduate Finance majors with last names beginning with the letters L-Z. She is originally from Texas and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Christian University. She has worked in higher education for the past five years in various roles including admissions and recruitment, enrollment management and graduate education.


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Miracle Husband
BSM Academic Counselor
(504) 247-1292
mhusband@tulane.edu
Make an Appointment

Miracle Husband has been working in higher education for the past 10 years. She holds a master’s degree in higher education of student affairs administration from the University of Vermont and a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of California, Berkeley. Originally from the Bay Area in Northern California, she is happy to call New Orleans home. She is passionate about supporting students, helping them thrive in college and expand their vision of success. She advises Management majors and undeclared business students with last names beginning with S-Z.


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Shallene Joesph
BSM Academic Counselor
(504) 862-8006
sjoseph10@tulane.edu
Make an Appointment

Shallene Joseph joined the Tulane University community in July 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Science in sport management from the University of New Orleans, a Master of Education in higher education leadership from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Science in counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as an academic counselor at the Freeman School, including 14 years of advising diverse student populations at Florida Atlantic University, Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University. She advises Finance majors with last names beginning with A-K.


Support Staff

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Julie Gomez
Executive Secretary
(504) 865-5322
jgomez@tulane.edu

Julie Gomez provides administrative support and oversees all classroom and breakout room reservations.


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Zhane Nelson
Senior Program Coordinator
(504) 865-5452
znelson1@tulane.edu

Zhane Nelson manages all undergraduate programs and the day-to-day activities of the office.


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Katherine Valentine
Project Assistant
(504) 865-5451
kvalentine@tulane.edu

Katherine Valentine manages all day-to-day activities of the office. She also oversees all OUE student workers and manages reservations for breakout rooms.


Study Abroad & Exchange

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Mary Hicks
Senior Program Coordinator
(504) 865-5436
mhicks4@tulane.edu
Make an Appointment

A Senior Program Coordinator, Mary Hicks has worked in international education for over 20 years. She holds an M.Ed. in higher education administration from the University of New Orleans and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Louisiana - Lafayette. She lived and worked in Japan shortly after her undergraduate career, and since then has led short-term study abroad programs in Japan and the Czech Republic, as well as advised exchange students going to and coming from countries around the world.


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Tyler Young
Senior Program Coordinator
(504) 865-5438
tyoung11@tulane.edu
Make an Appointment

Tyler Young has been working in international education for the past five years. He holds an M.A.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Alliant International University in San Diego and a B.A. in international business from San Diego State University. As a student, he studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan, for one academic year. He has worked in six different countries on four continents and has traveled to 85 more countries.


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Michelle Falgoust
Senior Executive Secretary
(504) 865-5663
mfalgous@tulane.edu

Michelle Falgoust provides administrative support to the Study Abroad & Exchange office and monitors the daily activities of the office. She also oversees the Study Abroad student workers and assists with events centered on international students.