In February, Dr. John Nonnamaker was welcomed to the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine as the new director of career services.
Nonnamaker served as associate vice president in the Tulane University Division of Student Affairs for nine years, a position in which he led operations, training, mentoring, professional development, assessment, communication strategy, policy development, fundraising, and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Tulane, his previous roles included the executive director of the Office of Career Services at Providence College, the associate director for the Global Education and Career Development Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a career services associate at Emerson College.
“My goal is to assist students in developing their career readiness skills and leveraging the various networking and mentoring platforms in connecting current students to our outstanding alumni and employers,” he said.
“John has the expertise and connections to hit the ground running,” said Dr. Erica Whitiker, assistant dean for student experience. “I know that he will leverage his 30+ years of experience to help provide programming and services that will help all of our students be more marketable as they seek public health careers.”
Nonnamaker earned both his Bachelor and Master of Arts in Education from Michigan State University and went on to earn a PhD in Sociology from Fordham University. He is a member of both the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the American College of Personnel Administrators. Of local interest, he is also a member of the 610 Stompers, a popular, all-male Mardi Gras dance group.
“I’m really excited about serving as the director of career services for SPHTM,” said Nonnamaker. “I am looking forward to assisting graduate students in their career development and in working with faculty, staff, alumni, and employers in identifying internship, practicum and job opportunities for students and graduates. My goal is to assist students in developing their career readiness skills and leveraging the various networking and mentoring platforms in connecting current students to our outstanding alumni and employers.”
— By Dee Boling