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Panelist Bio


Betty Muller, M.D.
Child Psychiatrist and Lafourche Parish School System consultant, Tulane School of Medicine

Betty Muller, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has been a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist since 1984 and is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Muller received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1978. She traveled to Tennessee to complete her psychiatry training at Vanderbilt Medical Center and then went to Denver to complete her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training. Dr. Muller returned to Tulane University Medical Center to join the psychiatry faculty in 1984.

Since 1984, Dr.Muller has been a Child and Adolescent psychiatric consultant in a wide variety of settings which include: schools in Orleans and Lafourche Parishes, mental health centers , Child and Adolescent Psychiatric inpatient units, school based health clinics, LA State residential facilities for the developmentally delayed and disabled, and intensive outpatient treatment and support programs for people with developmental disabilities. From 1985-2004, Dr. Muller was the Training Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program at Tulane.

Dr. Muller lives in New Orleans with her husband and 2 sons. She is an active member of her community and neighborhood.

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     11/18 - An Eye on Admissions

What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.

Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Alexandria; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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