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

Srinivas Aravamudan
Dean of the Humanities

Srinivas Aravamudan is Dean of the Humanities at Duke University and Professor of English, Romance Studies, and the Literature Program. His areas of expertise are eighteenth-century British and French Literature, postcolonial studies, and literary theory. View his personal website here.

Aravamudan is the former director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and was the President of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes for a five-year term from 2007-2012 (www.chcinetwork.org). He has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment of the Humanities. His study, Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804 (Duke University Press) won the outstanding first book prize of the Modern Language Association in 2000. His next major monograph Guru English: South Asian Religion in A Cosmopolitan Language was published by Princeton University Press in 2006 and republished by Penguin India in 2007. He has also edited Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Writings of the British Romantic Period: Volume VI Fiction (1999, Pickering and Chatto); William Earle's Obi: or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack (2005, Broadview Press); and co-edited a special issue of PMLA on War (2009). His most recent book, Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2012: for an electronic edition, see http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/E/bo12274753.html

Aravamudan is currently writing books on the history of the university, the concept of anachronism, and the theory of sovereignty and its relationship to religion and secularism.
 

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

Angela M. O'Rand
Dean of the Social Sciences

Angela O'Rand has been at Duke University since 1979, rising in the ranks from Assistant to Full Professor. She is a former chair of the Duke Sociology Department, a designer and previous director of the Focus Program, and active in the development and administration of many other programs that are distinctively Duke.

O'Rand does research in life-course analysis, social stratification, gender and labor markets. She has published more than 80 articles and chapters and is the coauthor, with M.E. Hughes, of The Lives and Times of the Baby Boom (Russell Sage/Population Reference Bureau, 2004); and with John C. Henretta, of Age and Inequality: Diverse Pathways Through Later Life (Westview Press, 1998). She compiled and edited, with C.C. Osterbind, Older People in Florida: A Statistical Abstract 1978 (University Presses of Florida, 1979). She has been deputy editor of Demography, editor of Research on Aging: An International Bimonthly Journal of Aging and the Life Course, and on the editorial boards of several other major journals.

Elected in 2008 as president of the Southern Sociological Society, O'Rand also won the 2008 Matilda White Riley Award from the American Sociological Association for a career of distinguished scholarship in aging and life course studies. Her Duke awards include the inaugural Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award and a Provost's Common Fund Award for an interdisciplinary research program on aging. She has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Social Security Administration.

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 PrattSchool 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 and is also a certified rock climbing instructor for the Boys Scouts of America.

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

Mary.Nettleton@duke.edu