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Adam Papendieck

Adam Papendieck
Program Director

Adam Papendieck is a Program Director at the Payson Center where his role is to leverage appropriate and innovative information technologies to support research and grant-funded capacity-building projects, primarily in East Africa. He has also supported crisis informatics activities in collaboration with Tulane’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy.

Kayemba Mvula

Kayemba Mvula
Alumnus, M.S.

I am originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo but have lived most of my life in New Orleans. My research interests include human rights, access to justice, and private sector development. Most of my focus is on francophone Africa.  

Mina Madani

Mina Madani
Doctoral Student

William Conquest

M.S. Candidate

Maille Faughnan

Maille Faughnan
Doctoral Student

Michael E. Jones

Alumnus, M.S., Doctoral Student, University of Miami

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy
Associate Professor

Laura Murphy is clinical associate professor in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development at Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM). In 2011, Dr. Murphy was appointed “Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor of Social Entrepreneurship” in the first class of Social Entrepreneurship Professors at Tulane University.

Max Anderson

Max Anderson
Alumnus, M.S., Security Industry Specialists, Inc.

I spent six years in the United States military, including a combat deployment to Iraq. My military and educational background have prepared me for a career in international development. After extensive travel through multiple countries, I decided to pursue a path towards reconstruction, sustainability, and policy change specifically in conflict environments. My primary goal is to bridge the gap between civilian aid organizations  and military personnel when working in conflict zones or areas affected by natural disaster.

Nkiama N. Konde

Nkiama N. Konde
Doctoral Student

Nkiama N. Konde holds masters degrees from both the Kinshasa School of Public Health and Tulane University's Payson Center for International Development. Nkiama is currently on faculty at the Kinshasa School of Public Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His research focuses on the hygenic processing of septic waste in high population areas via lagoon sewage treatment.

Kami Bruner

Kami Bruner
Alumna, M.S.

I have worked with a number of environmental/social justice nonprofits and community-based organizations as well as in the health research, governmental, and educational sectors. My enduring passions are ecological, community, and organizational sustainability. My particular interest is in furthering researching on permaculture/systems thinking and practical applications for community development.

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