Dr. Willie Kirkland lectures for various American government classes and takes internal student and staff surveys at Dillard University in New Orleans.
The university has significant damage and is closed until January.
The federal government has promised millions of dollars to re-build New Orleans and will be working with those on the state and local levels to get the job done. But Kirkland believes that same kind of cooperation was "not" in place before and right after Katrina hit.
Early last week, president bush even apologized and took full responsibility for FEMA not being organized through the whole ordeal, an act Kirkland believes is worthy but maybe a little too late.
Kirkland says help in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina exposed the government on every level. He believes there should be a commission created that could respond quicker. Because as he puts it, FEMA has proven it can't