School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Career Center Team

John Nonnamaker, PhD

Director of Career Services

John Nonnamaker, PhD (he/him/his)

Director of Career Services
(504) 988-9872

John works with graduate public health students and alumni with a particular focus on masters and doctoral students. John received his bachelors and masters degrees from Michigan State University and his PhD from Fordham University. As someone who has completed the doctoral journey, John has a particular interest in assisting doctoral students in navigating their career development and the many career paths that are open to them. John serves on several school wide committees, including the Outreach to Special Student Populations Committee.

Career Advisor for: Doctoral Students (All PhD and DRPH), Masters Students (All Health Policy and Management and Online Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences (MPH in Community Health Sciences)), Alumni

Best Career Advice: Network, Network, Network. One of the best ways to assess the culture of a potential employer is to speak with alums who are working there. Is this an environment in which you will thrive, contribute, and feel valued? You can gain deeper insight into the core values of an organization, such as their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. You will also learn about career paths and opportunities for advancement within an organization.

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