Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Organization

Academic Affairs

  • Lee D. Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Lee Willard, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Planning

Humanities Division

Natural Sciences Division

Social Sciences Division

Faculty Affairs

  • Kevin Moore, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Finance & Administration

Technology Services

  • Ed Gomes, Senior Associate Dean for Trinity Technology Services

Development

Facilities

Communications

Academic Affairs

Lee D. Baker

Dean of Academic Affairs

Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Lee D. Baker serves as the dean of academic affairs of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and associate vice provost for undergraduate education. Dean Baker is responsible for the administrative and financial management of the college; the curricular and instructional programs, including the Academic Advising Center, the Academic Resource Center, the Office of Continuing Studies, the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of Undergraduate Research Support, and the Office of Assessment for Trinity College.

A graduate of Portland State University and Temple University, Baker came to Duke in 1995 as an assistant professor of cultural anthropology. From 1997 to 2000, he taught at Columbia University, and returned to Duke in 2000. He was the 2007 recipient of the Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dean Lee D. Baker
Email: ldbaker@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 684-3465
Fax: (919) 681-6280

Address:

Duke University
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
114 Allen Bldg
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90042
Durham, NC 27708-0042

Gail Hignight
Assistant to Dean Lee Baker
114 Allen Building
Phone: (919) 684-4545, (919) 684-3465
Fax: (919) 681-6280    
gail.hignight@duke.edu
Cathy Lewis
Administrative Assistant
013S Allen Building
Campus Box 90042
Phone: (919) 613-6271, (919) 684-3465 
Email: c.lewis@duke.edu
Gina Pennington
Staff Assistant
114 Allen Building
Campus Box 90042
Phone: (919) 684-3465
Email: gina.pennington@duke.edu
 

Lee W. Willard

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Planning

Lee Willard serves as senior associate dean for academic planning, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University. Her main areas of responsibility include academic planning, programmatic development, and institutional proposal development.

Dr. Willard holds a BA magna cum laude from Agnes Scott College and a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the William Andrews Clark Library, UCLA and is an alumna of Harvard University’s Management Development Program.

In addition to consulting for a variety of colleges and universities, she serves on the national advisory boards of Project Kaleidoscope (Washington, DC) and the Reinvention Center (Stony Brook, NY).

Joan Shipman

Staff Assistant for Lee W. Willard

Email: joan.shipman@duke.edu

Phone: 919-684-5599

Fax:  919-684-8503

Duke University
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
104 Allen Building
Box 90046
Durham, NC 27708-0048

Humanities Division

Richard J. Powell
Dean of the Humanities

Richard J. Powell is Dean of the Humanities at Duke University and is the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History.

Powell brings a wealth of leadership experience to the role. He served as chair of Duke’s Art, Art History & Visual Studies department from 1996-2001 and as an affiliated faculty member in the Ph.D. Lab in Digital Knowledge at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. He was editor-in-chief of the College Art Association’s “Art Bulletin” publication from 2007-2010 and now serves on the advisory boards for the “International Review of African American Art,” the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke and the Romare Howard Bearden Foundation. He is also a member of the scholarly advisory committee for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Powell’s research and teaching interests lie in American art, African American art and theories of race and representation in the African diaspora, and in the media arts and conceptualizations of the "folk" in world art and culture. In 2013, the Smithsonian Institution recognized his contributions to the discipline with the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History.

He holds a Ph.D. in art history and a master’s degree. in Afro-American Studies from Yale University, and was awarded Yale’s Wilbur Cross Medal for Distinguished Alumni in 2009. He was awarded the James A. Porter Award for Excellence in African American Art Scholarship from Howard University where he earned an M.F.A. in printmaking.

Email: humanitiesdean@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 684-6811
Fax: (919) 668-2729

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Duke University
102 Allen Building
Box 90029
Durham North Carolina 27708-0029

Mary Nettleton
Staff Assistant to the Dean of Humanities
Email: mary.nettleton@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 684-6811
Fax: (919) 668-2729

Natural Science Division

Dan Kiehart
Dean of the Natural Sciences

Cell biologist Dan Kiehart holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal publications. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been a member of several National Institutes of Health study sections, including one he chaired. He currently serves on the council of the American Society for Cell Biology.

He joined Duke's School of Medicine in 1992 as an associate professor of cell biology after serving on the faculty of both The Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. He became a professor in the Department of Biology in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences in 2000 and was appointed the department's chair in 2007. In addition, Kiehart chairs the career development award grant panel of the Human Frontier Science Program, an international program that encourages interdisciplinary and international collaboration.

Email: natscidean@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 668-2728
Fax: (919) 668-2729

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Duke University
102 Allen Building
Box 90029
Durham North Carolina 27708-0029

Angela Latta
Staff Assistant to the Dean of Natural Sciences
Email: angela.latta@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 668-2728
Fax: (919) 668-2729

Social Sciences Division

Linda M. Burton
Dean of the Social Sciences

Linda M. Burton was appointed dean of social sciences effective July 2014. She came to Duke in 2006 from Penn State where she was Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Sociology and directed a research center on family diversity and context. Dr. Burton was named a James B. Duke Professor in 2007. She was previously director of the undergraduate honors program and director of undergraduate studies in the sociology department. Dr. Burton has more than a decade of administrative experience from leading two National Institute of Mental Health consortia and postdoctoral training programs, and a lengthy history of leading large-scale federally and private foundation funded ethnographic and mixed methods studies of poverty, family processes, and human development across the life course. Her work has been nationally recognized, most recently with a Distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association, the Inaugural Wiley Alexis Walker Award for Outstanding Research in Family Science, and the Family Research Consortium IV Legacy Award.  She serves on several editorial boards and was recently a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Child Maltreatment Research, Policy, and Practice for the Next Decade, Committee on the Science of Research on Families for the Institute of Medicine, the Advisory Board of the National Center for Marriage and Family Research, the Board of Directors for the Family Process Institute, and the Board of Directors for the Council on Contemporary Families. Dr. Burton has also completed terms as a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Children, Youth, and Families, and several National Institutes of Health study sections. Dr. Burton holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in gerontology. She is a Gerontological Society of America Fellow and an elected member of the Sociological Research Association.

Email: socscidean@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 668-2746
Fax: (919) 668-2729

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Duke University
102 Allen Building
Box 90029
Durham North Carolina 27708-0029

Angela Latta
Staff Assistant to the Dean of Social Sciences
Email: angela.latta@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 668-2728
Fax: (919) 668-2729

Faculty Affairs

Kevin Moore
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Kevin W. Moore is senior associate dean for faculty affairs. In this role, he supervises faculty searches, departmental bylaws, the formal appointment, reappointment, promotion, and tenure process, sabbaticals and leaves, and Arts & Sciences adherence to university policies such as conflict of interest.

Prior to joining Duke, Moore was associate dean for research at UNCG. He previously held appointments at the Social Science Research Council in New York; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; California State University, Hayward; the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam; and worked as an independent journalist for The Nation magazine. Moore holds both a B.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was co-editor of “Lessons of Empire: Imperial Histories and American Power” (The New Press, 2006), and “Critical Views of September 11” (The New Press, 2002).

Email: kevin.moore@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 681-8294
Fax: (919) 684-8503

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Duke University
111 Allen Building
Box 90046
Durham, North Carolina 27708

Brian Greene
Program Coordinator
Email: brian.j.greene@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 681-8294
Fax: (919) 684-8503

Finance & Administration

Sandy Connolly
Senior Associate Dean for Finance & Administration

Sandy Connolly has over 20 years of operational, financial, accounting, and managerial experience and has led the Trinity College Arts & Sciences Office of Finance & Administration since 2007 as Senior Associate Dean. In this role she provides provides overall administrative management, coordination and direction of business functions such as financial strategic planning, budget development, human resources and payroll oversight, facilities planning, and space utilization. She is also responsible for oversight of current processes, providing recommendations, and implementing  process improvements; determining cost saving strategies; maximizing revenue and resources; and leading short and long-term financial planning and strategic initiatives.

Connolly came to Duke in 2004 after having worked in the Provost's Office at North Carolina State University as Director of Fiscal Operations and Academic Personnel Services and then as Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Administration. From 2004 to 2007, she provided financial leadership for Duke's Pratt School of Engineering as the Associate Dean for Finance and Operations. She is a CPA, and holds a Master of Science in Management from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA.

Email: sandy.connolly@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 660-5264
Fax: (919) 684-8697

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Duke University
109 Allen Building
Box 90044
Durham, North Carolina 27708

Shannon Robbins
Staff Assistant
Email: shannon.robbins@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 668-2755
Fax: (919) 684-8697

Technology Services

Edward D. Gomes, Jr.
Senior Associate Dean for Trinity Technology Services

Edward D Gomes Jr. is currently the senior associate dean for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Office of Technology Services (TTS). Gomes oversees information technology planning, services, resource allocation and integration for 70+ departments, programs and institutes. He also chairs or serves on numerous campus and regional planning committees related to academic technology, technology support and space planning.

Prior to his current role, Gomes served as Head of Information for the Duke University Libraries. In addition, since his arrival to Duke in 1986, he has held technology and research positions in both Duke University and Duke University Health System departments. One of his proudest achievements was the collaborative implementation of one of the first Duke University surplus computer donation programs supporting Durham public schools and non-profits, which developed into a university wide program that still exists today. He also jointly developed laser surgical methods that resulted in a US patent (US 5267856 A), awarded in 1993.

Gomes chaired Duke’s eLearning Roadmap Committee which let to the transition from Blackboard to Sakai and currently serves on Duke’s Sakai governance steering committee. He served as project manager for the Link Teaching and Learning Center, which opened in lower level one of Perkins Library in 2008. He also currently serves as a member of the Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Learning Spaces Collaboratory Advisory Committee. He is a 1985 graduate of Bridgewater State College (BS, physics) in Bridgewater, MA.

Email: edward.gomes@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 724-7283
Fax: (919) 660-3214

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Duke University
2122 Campus Drive, Room 102B
Box 90419
Durham, North Carolina 27708

Whanessa Choates
Staff Assistant
Email: wchoates@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 660-3202
Fax: (919) 660-3214

Development

Colleen Fitzpatrick
Assistant Vice President, Trinity Development

Colleen Fitzpatrick is the assistant vice president for Trinity College and Undergraduate Education. She served as the associate dean for advancement of Arts & Sciences Development from 2001 to 2009, following almost three years as a senior major gifts director with the Duke University Development Office. She was previously assistant dean for Arts & Sciences Development at the University of Virginia. Her career in higher education dates to 1981; her focus on development began in 1989. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Durham non-profit Senior PharmAssist, which serves seniors in obtaining and managing medications to promote healthier living.  Colleen is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA, 1977) and Rutgers University (M.Ed. 1980). She lives in Durham with her husband, Fred Pugsley, an architect with the Gurlitz Architectural Group. They have two adult children, Clare and Fritz.

Email: c.fitz@duke.edu
Phone: +1 919 684 5074
Fax: +1 919 684 9692

Duke University Development
Box 90429
614 W. Main Street
Durham, NC 27708

Janice Rutherford
Staff Assistant
Email: janice.rutherford@duke.edu
Phone: +1 919 684 5080
Fax: +1 919 684 9692

Box 90429
614 W Main Street
Location: 106-6
Durham, NC 27701

Facilities

Robert F. Barkhau
Director of Facilities

As Director of Facilities, Bob Barkhau manages facilities occupied by the 50+ Departments, Programs and Centers of TCA&s in parts or all of 52 campus buildings in over 1.2 million sq. ft. including classrooms, research programs and offices with approximately 2,500 employees. He coordinates with the Office of the Provost and Facilities Management (FMD) including space planning, project management and classroom services, and manages a budget of nearly $4 million annually.

Barkhau earned a bachelor degree in architecture from the School of Design at North Carolina State University, and earned registration from the NC Board of Architecture in 1991. He served an apprenticeship with two North Carolina architectural/engineering firms prior to coming to Duke University. During his time at Duke, he has worked as a planner designer estimator in the Facilities Design Office and became the Director of Facilities for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences in 2004.

Email: barkaub@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 660-8443
Fax: (919) 660-3044

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Duke University
125D Old Chemisstry Building
Box 90045
Durham, North Carolina 27708

Cathy Carter
Assistant Director
Email: cjc@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 660-3043
Fax: (919) 943-8201

Communications

Deborah Hill
Associate Dean for Communications

Hill was appointed to her position in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences in 2012. She has more than 20 years of experience in communications, science writing, and strategic planning. Since 2003, she has been the Director of Communications and Marketing at the Pratt School of Engineering, where she was instrumental in raising the national visibility of engineering at Duke through publications and digital media. Her work has been recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Prior to Duke, she worked in communications and science writing positions at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory for subsidiaries of Westinghouse and Lockheed Martin. She was also a contributing correspondent for Science Magazine’s ScienceNOW online news section. She holds a B.A. degree in anthropology.

Email: dahill@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 660-3211
Fax: (919) 660-3214

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Duke University
2122 Campus Drive, Room 102A
Box 90419
Durham, North Carolina 27708

Whanessa Choates
Staff Assistant
Email: wchoates@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 660-3202
Fax: (919) 660-3214