School of Nursing

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Dean and Associate Deans


  Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, ANEF, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN
Appointed as Dean: April 25, 2007
Appointed to the Health Sciences Center Faculty: June, 1999
Telephone Number: (504) 568-4106
Faculty Academic Rank: Professor of Nursing


Dr. Demetrius James Porche is Professor and Dean of Louisiana State University Health - New Orleans School of Nursing. He holds an appointment also in the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health - New Orleans. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Nicholls State University and his Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Medical Center. He completed Family Nurse Practitioner post-graduate coursework at Concordia University Wisconsin. Dr. Porche earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from Capella University in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership.

Dr. Porche is certified as a Clinical Specialist in Community Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner. He is board certified in healthcare by the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Porche was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Porche was the Associate Editor of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS for 10 years. He is currently the Chief Editor of American Journal of Men's Health. Dr. Porche serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Porche was a gubernatorial appointed member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. He served as President of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing for two years and served as President of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing for two terms. Dr. Porche has Chaired the Louisiana State Nurses Association Continuing Education Committee. He served at the national level on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association and served as Chair of the Public Health Nursing Section Development Committee. Dr. Porche has served on the Research Committee of the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, Education Committee of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Doctoral Conference Planning Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. He served two terms as Treasurer and is currently the President-Elect of the Southern Nursing Research Society. He is a Virginia Henderson Fellow of Sigma Theta Tau International and a Fellow in Society of Luther Christman Fellows for Contributions to Nursing by Men. He has served as a national mentor in the Sigma Theta Tau International Chiron mentoring program and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Dean Mentor Program.

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KendraBarrier   Dr. Kendra Barrier
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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DeborahGarbee   Dr. Deborah Garbee
Associate Dean for Professional Practice, Community Service and Advanced Nursing Practice
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JenniferManning   Dr. Jennifer Manning
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs
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Benita Chatmon   Dr. Benita Chatmon
Assistant Dean for Clinical Nursing Education
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GeremieLoupe   Mr. Geremie Loupe
Assistant Dean for Business Affairs
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Todd Tartavoulle   Dr. Todd Tartavoulle
Assistant Dean for Student Services
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