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Board of Visitors

The Graduate School Board of Visitors, established in 2010, serves an important advisory function for the dean of The Graduate School. Comprising alumni from a broad geographic area and representing the comprehensive nature of The Graduate School, the board helps to support and promote the mission of The Graduate School. The board considers and provides information and makes recommendations on matters relating to the graduate experience at Duke. It gives informal advice and assistance about programs and projects and enhances communication among the constituencies of The Graduate School.

Board of Visitors 2017–2018

  • Chair: Susan A. Wood M.S.’88, Palo Alto, CA
  • Zaid  Abdul-Aleem ’94, A.M. ’96, Chicago IL
  • Omar Aguilar M.S. '96, Ph.D. '98, Menlo Park,CA 
  • Judy Beach Ph.D.’76, P’99, P’01,Pittsburg, PA
  • Bob Beckler ’83, Richmond, VA
  • Peter Dohlman 90, Ph.D.’93, Washington, DC
  • Dennis Flores III Ph.D.’16, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dennis Gilmore Ph.D. '78, P '14, P '19, Durham, NC 
  • Cynthia Hougum Ph.D.’93, Brookfield, WI
  • Anna Johns Hrom A.M.’15, J.D.’16, Durham, NC
  • Min Hui Ph.D.’98, Atherton, CA
  • Mike Hunnicutt ’80, Ph.D.’84, P’15, Richmond, VA
  • Sally Hunnicutt ’83, P’15, Richmond, VA
  • Mudit Jain Ph.D.’99, Emerald Hills, CA
  • Nathan Kundtz M.S.’08, Ph.D.’09, Kirkland, WA
  • Lori Lehman Ph.D.’83, San Francisco, CA
  • Augusto Lopez-Claros Ph.D.’81, Washington, DC
  • Evelyn Murphy ’61, Ph.D.’65, Brookline, MA
  • Adam Sharkawy Ph.D. '97, Concord, MA 
  • Ron Temple ’90, New York, NY
  • Darryl L. Webster ’82, Bay Head, NJ
  • Stephen Williams Ph.D. '80, 
  • George Wright Ph.D '77, 
  • David Ye A.M.’88, Ph.D.’91, New York, NY
  • Fang Liang "Frank" Zhang Ph.D. '95

Past Co-Chairs:

  • Catherine McKnight ’98, A.M.’04, Ph.D.’07, Brooklyn, NY
  • Matt Rhodes-Kropf ’93, Ph.D.’99, Newton, MA


Meeting Schedule

  • Fall 2018: September 14-15, 2018