Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Eamon Kelly

President Emeritus - Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Contact Info

  • B.S., Fordham University, 1958
  • M.S., Columbia University, 1960
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, Economics, 1965
Academic Experience
  • Director of Academic Programs, Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University, 1998-2010
  • Professor, Tulane University, 1996-
  • Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, 1965-1968
  • Instructor, Fordham University, 1961-1965

Research & Teaching Specializations: Latin America; Africa; Planning and Development; International Development

Related Experience
  • Chairman of the Board, National Science Foundation, 1998-2002
  • President, Tulane University, 1981- 1998
  • Executive Vice-President, Tulane University, 1979-1981
  • Officer-in-Charge, Program Related Investments, Ford Foundation, 1974-1979
  • Officer-in-Charge, Office of Social Development, Ford Foundation, 1969-1974
  • Honorary Doctor of Human Letters, Jackson State University
  • Honorary Doctor of Human Letters, Xavier University
  • Caring Citizen for the Humanities Award, International Council for Caring Communities, 1999
  • Southern Dominican Province St. Martin DePorres Social Justice Award, 1998
  • National Arts Club Centennial Medal for Contributions to Education and Humanity, 1998
  • Louisiana NAACP State Conference Distinguished Service Award, 1997
  • Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques Award, 1990

Languages: Spanish

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Introduction to International Development; Leadership in the Developing World

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 20