Who We Are

President Cowen

Scott S. Cowen is Tulane University’s 14th President. He also holds joint appointments as the Seymour S. Goodman Memorial Professor of Business in Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and Professor of Economics in the School of Liberal Arts. President Cowen came to Tulane in 1998 from Case Western Reserve University where he was a member of the faculty for 23 years and Dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management at its Weatherhead School of Management for 14 years. He is the author of four books and over 100 academic and professional articles, essays and reviews and is the recipient of several national awards and honors. [more info]


The Cowen Institute team is made up of strong and committed individuals dedicated to ensuring that every child receives a world class education.  Please contact us for additional information. [more info]

National Advisory Council

The Institute’s National Advisory Council, which is comprised of a diverse and distinguished group of national and regional leaders in public education reform, plays a valuable role in advising the Cowen Institute’s staff on current and potential initiatives. [more info]


The Cowen Institute is not alone in its quest to transform public education in New Orleans and across the country. We are proud to partner with impactful organizations like New Schools for New Orleans, the Louisiana Association of Public Charter SchoolsteachNOLA, and New Leaders for New Schools.  There are many other organizations that we work with in addition to this list. For more information about other groups working in education here in New Orleans please click below. [more info]