Faculty

Izabela Steflja

Professor of Practice, International Development

Nathan Morrow

Nathan Morrow
Associate Research Professor

Nathan Morrow has nearly 20 years of international research and work experience with issues of food security, child wellbeing and humanitarian response. He began giving courses at the Payson Center in 2006 and has taught a number of classes over the years for the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a regular food security studies Global Development Summer Institute in Italy. He is the primary author and principal investigator for the forthcoming United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Handbook for Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Bridget Lavin

Bridget Lavin
Research Assistant Professor

Dr.

Colin Crawford

Colin Crawford
Professor

Colin Crawford joined the Tulane faculty in 2010 from the Georgia State University College of Law, where he founded and co-directed the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and directed a summer program in Rio De Janeiro.  He is the founder of Study Space, a project that brings together academics and graduate students each year for an intensive study of one city in the Americas or the Caribbean.  He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, in Rio de Janeiro, and the

Elke de Buhr

Elke de Buhr
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Elke Johanna de Buhr, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Payson Center for International Development. Her research focuses on the rights and protection of children, and the health and well-being of people of all ages. Dr. de Buhr has worked on projects financed by the US Department of Labor, CDC, UNDP, UNICEF, UN-OCHA, UNAIDS, the World Bank, Reprieve UK and the European Union, Fairtrade International (FLO), National Medical Foundation (NMF), World Vision International, and Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), among others.

Stanley Samarasinghe

Stanley W. Samarasinghe
Adjunct Professor

Stanley W. Samarasinghe is Adjunct Professor at the Payson Center and Chairman and Executive Director of Global Vision, an independent think tank in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Prominent in the fields of Economics, International Development, and Conflict Studies, Professor Samarasinghe designs and teaches post-graduate courses in International Development, Development Economics, International Health and Ethnic Conflict.  Previous positions include Director of the Payson Center’s office in Arlington, VA, and over 20 years of teaching at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.

Dauphine Sloan

Dauphine Sloan
Senior Professor of Practice, Graduate Studies Advisor

Dauphine Sloan is Senior Professor of Practice and Graduate Studies Advisor at the Payson Graduate Program in Global Development, Tulane University.  She received her Doctorate in Sociology and Masters in Applied Modern Languages (English/Russian) from the University of Paris, as well as a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Soviet and East European Studies from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Anna Monhartova

Anna Monhartova
Adjunct Assistant Professor

An Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anna Monhartova received a Ph.D. in International Development and a Bachelor of Arts graduating Summa cum laude in Russian and Political Science. Working in Community Outreach for over a decade, Dr. Monhartova is co-founder and President of A’s & Aces, a local nonprofit corporation devoted to providing New Orleans public school children with after-school activities. Dr. Anna Monhartova worked to incorporate service learning into Payson Center Courses.

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