Office of the Dean

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Suzanne Barbour
Suzanne Barbour

Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost

  • Serves as the senior administrator in The Graduate School
  • Is responsible for all policies and procedures in the graduate programs

919-681-1560
suzanne.barbour@duke.edu


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Pakis Bessias
Pakis Bessias

IT Manager

  • Oversees The Graduate School's internal computer data systems

919-681-3227
pakis.bessias@duke.edu
 


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Angela Eberts
Angela Eberts

Director of Development

  • Oversees and implements the fundraising program for The Graduate School
  • Manages the Graduate School Board of Visitors

919-613-1128
angela.eberts@duke.edu


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Rachel Mojica
Rachel Mojica

Assistant Director of Development

  • Serves as a fundraiser for The Graduate School, including frontline fundraising at the major gift level, pipeline development, and coordinating Annual Fund efforts

919-613-0754
rachel.mojica@duke.edu


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Kim Thompson
Kim Thompson

Human Resources Manager

  • Coordinates human resource needs of employees, student workers, and fellows
  • Interprets personnel policies and employee relations functions to meet federal, state, University, and Graduate School objectives
  • Assists hiring managers in employee recruitment and termination, position classification, and salary administration

919-681-1562
kim.n.thompson@duke.edu


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Carlus Walters
Carlus Walters

Administrative Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean

  • Assists with Graduate School management and schedules appointments for the dean

919-681-1560
carlus.walters@duke.edu

 


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John Zhu
John Zhu

Senior Director of Communications

  • Leads the development and implementation of The Graduate School's communications strategy

919-684-1665
john.zhu@duke.edu


Academic Affairs

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John Klingensmith
John Klingensmith

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Develops and administers the academic regulations of the Graduate School, including those involving disciplinary matters, time limitations, leaves, examination/advisory committees and milestone examinations
  • Is responsible for the external review of University academic departments and programs, and the internal review of proposed curriculum changes in graduate programs
  • Serves as admissions reviewer and as general academic advisor for students who wish to talk to someone outside their own graduate degree programs

919-681-1559
john.klingensmith@duke.edu


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Hugh Crumley
Hugh Crumley

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Coordinates Responsible Conduct of Research training for all graduate students
  • Directs the Certificate in College Teaching program
  • Directs the Preparing Future Faculty program
  • Teaches graduate courses in college teaching methods, technology and design
  • Offers workshops and consulting on technology and teaching for graduate students

919-660-5975
crumley@duke.edu


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Sarah Gray
Sarah Gray

Program Coordinator

  • Provides administrative support to Academic Affairs
  • Handles coordination of workshops and events
  • Records preliminary exam information
  • Manages the thesis/dissertation process

919-681-5985
sarah.gray@duke.edu


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Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones

Program Coordinator

  • Tracks and reports graduate student placement
  • Manages the graduate faculty nominations and graduate student committees processes
  • Edits the Graduate School Bulletin and the Director of Graduate Studies Manual
  • Oversees the Graduate Certificate Process
  • Updates the Academic Affairs portion of The Graduate School website, including descriptions of departments, and programs
  • Manages DGS appointment process

919-681-3252
matthew.d.jones@duke.edu


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Helene McAdams
Helene McAdams

Graduate School Registrar

  • Acts as liaison among the Graduate School, departments, and the University Registrar regarding academic requirements and policies.
  • Audits and manages degree records and requirements.
  • Reviews and executes special registration requests, including interinstitutional, cross-school, undergraduate, and overload requests.
  • Reviews and processes student academic program and plan status change requests.
  • Resolves registration problems.

919-681-3248
helene.mcadams@duke.edu


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Courtnea Rainey
Courtnea Rainey

Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation

  • Develops, coordinates, and provides support for graduate educational assessment and evaluation.
  • Directs The Graduate School's student learning outcomes assessment program.
  • Assists the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the management of the external review process for academic departments and programs.
  • Contributes to the professional training of doctoral students interested in academic careers, including the teaching of graduate-level courses.

919-681-3251
courtnea.rainey@duke.edu


Admissions

General Admissions Line: 919-684-3913

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Nicholas Alena
Nicholas Alena

Associate Dean, Graduate Admissions

  • Manages daily operations of the Admissions Office, including workflow, staff supervision and implementation of new technology to the admissions process
  • Is responsible for set-up, monitoring, and data integrity of automated systems
  • Assists with upgrades
  • Hires and trains additional seasonal staff
  • Provides ongoing admissions analysis and reports

919-684-3913
nicholas.alena@duke.edu


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Scott Andrews
Scott C. Andrews

Data Manager

  • Provides support for PeopleSoft, ApplyYourself, Admissions Center databases
  • Performs setup for new processes, assists with upgrades and staff training
  • Is responsible for direct communication to admissions candidates, including final admissions decisions
  • Provides admissions data, statistical analysis, and reports

919-681-1556
scott.andrews@duke.edu


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Chris Kizer
Chris Kizer

Slate Operations Manager

  • Develops, edits, and manages admissions communications
  • Communicates final admissions decisions to applicants
  • Responds to prospect, applicant, and admitted student inquiries
  • Matriculates admitted students

919-681-1553
chris.kizer@duke.edu


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Kristen Mirek
Kristen Mirek

Program Coordinator

  • Manages image capturing process
  • Serves as admissions liaison with graduate departments in business administration, basic medical sciences, economics, and various others
  • Assists incoming international students with visa processing

919-681-1561
kristen.mirek@duke.edu


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Tyler Read
Tyler Read

Communications Specialist

  • Develops, edits, and manages admissions communications
  • Communicates final admissions decisions to applicants
  • Responds to prospect, applicant, and admitted student inquiries
  • Matriculates admitted students

919-684-5737
tyler.read@duke.edu


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Randi Smith
Randi Smith

Duke Kunshan Admissions Specialist

  • Processes applications for admission to Duke Kunshan University
  • Serves as the liaison for the Global Health and Medical Physics master’s programs at Duke Kunshan University. Assists Duke Kunshan students with obtaining visas for study at Duke.
  • Responds to prospect, applicant and admitted student inquiries
  • Responsible for scanning/capturing application materials into imaging database for both Duke and Duke Kunshan.

919-684-3913
randi.smith@duke.edu


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Nancy Wines
Nancy Wines

Program Coordinator

  • Processes admissions applications
  • Serves as admissions liaison with graduate departments in computer science, engineering, liberal studies, and various others
  • Assists incoming international students with visa processing

919-668-0424
nancy.wines@duke.edu


Finance and Administration

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Shanna Fitzpatrick
Shanna Fitzpatrick

Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Chief Financial Officer

  • Develops, implements and communicates all Graduate School financial operations, including financial strategic planning and budget development

  • Provides oversight of administrative processes and process improvement implementation

  • Serves as liaison between University departments and external entities regarding financial and administrative policies and initiative

919-681-3249
shanna.fitzpatrick@duke.edu


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Lorelei Evans
Lorelei Evans

Data Processing Specialist

  • Provide user-level support for administrative systems and databases used in day-to-day operations
  • Provide support for systems and reporting development, financial aid, and related processes

919-660-2728
lorelei.evans@duke.edu


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Daniel Heflin
Daniel Heflin

Financial Aid Coordinator

  • Manages all aspects of graduate financial aid in conjunction with federal regulations and programs
  • Determines eligibility and processes student loans
  • Serves as contact for national fellowships
  • Maintains updated information on federal tax law regarding student aid

919-681-3247
daniel.heflin@duke.edu


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Lynette Roesch
Lynette Roesch

Staff Assistant

  • Greets visitors and connects them with appropriate staff
  • Oversees front desk operations
  • Manages building and grounds facilities

919-681-3257
lynette.roesch@duke.edu


Vacant

Strategic Data and Analytics Manager

  • Develops and implements all data management processes
  • Performs data reporting and statistical analysis to be used by internal Graduate School units as well as external Duke offices

919-668-3045
grad-support@duke.edu


Budgets and Finance

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Iryna Merenbloom
Iryna Merenbloom

Assistant Dean, Budgets and Finance

  • Directs financial operations
  • Oversees development and implementation of financial policies, processes and technologies
  • Manages daily operation and staff supervision
  • Prepares and monitors administrative and financial aid budgets and expenditures

919-681-1555
iryna.merenbloom@duke.edu


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Natalia Provorov
Natalia Provorov

Staff Accountant

  • Administers The Graduate School's conference travel program
  • Maintains accounting of procurement card payments and office invoices
  • Provides additional assistance in managing department operations

919-681-1552
natalia.provorov@duke.edu


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Caroline Morris
Caroline Morris

Senior Fellowship Coordinator

  • Manages Graduate Fellowship application and selection processes
  • Maintains GSF and payroll processing
  • NSF GRFP Coordinating Official

919-684-4665
caroline.morris@duke.edu


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Cynthia Stout
Cynthia Stout

Financial Analyst

  • Compiles, analyzes and prepares reports on the financial compliance and performance of graduate student funding and the operating units of The Graduate School

919-684-6710
cynthia.wilcock@duke.edu


Graduate Student Affairs

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Yan Li
Yan Li

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

  • Serves as the senior administrator for the Office of Graduate Student Affairs
  • Collaborates with graduate departments, student organizations, and other administrative units to provide services that enhance the academic, social, personal, and cultural needs of graduate students

919-684-2056
yan.li3@duke.edu


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Melissa Bostrom
Melissa Bostrom

Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development

  • Provides strategic direction and leadership for graduate student professional development
  • Manages the Professional Development Grant
  • Directs the Professional Development Series
  • Directs the Emerging Leaders Institute
  • Manages Duke OPTIONS
  • Serves as managing editor of the Professional Development Blog and weekly professional development newsletter

919-684-1407
melissa.bostrom@duke.edu


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Latishia Futrell
Latishia Futrell

Senior Program Coordinator

  • Manages communication networks and databases
  • Prepares programmatic reports
  • Assists in the implementation of programming efforts
  • Serves as a liaison with University departments

919-684-2056
latishia.futrell@duke.edu


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J. Alan Kendrick
Alan Kendrick

Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development

  • Oversees efforts to design, deliver, and improve services and programs that support graduate students from entry to completion of their degrees
  • Creates mechanisms for developing and coordinating The Graduate School's diversity initiatives, including the daily administration and development of recruitment and retention activities

919-668-0416
alan.kendrick@duke.edu


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Sondra Ponzi
Sondra Ponzi

Senior Program Coordinator

  • Manages and implements student programs
  • Is responsible for budgeting, preparing programmatic reports, and providing counseling and advising of students
  • Acts as the disability services liaison and the harassment prevention advisor

919-681-1551
sondra.ponzi@duke.edu

 


English for International Students

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Brad L. Teague
Brad Teague

Assistant Dean and EIS Director

  • Leads the design and delivery of English-language courses and services for international graduate students 
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures
  • Hires and supervises EIS faculty and staff
  • Establishes collaborations and partnerships with other programs at Duke
  • Teaches EIS courses

919-613-8129
brad.teague@duke.edu


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Marta McCabe
Marta McCabe

Program Coordinator

  • Provides administrative support to the EIS director
  • Coordinates placement testing
  • Develops and implements data-management systems
  • Serves as a liaison with other programs, offices, and departments at Duke
  • Teaches EIS courses

919-613-8029
marta.mccabe@duke.edu