Academic Deans

As academic officers of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Academic Deans report to the Dean of Academic Affairs and serve under the leadership of the Lead Academic Dean and Senior Associate Dean. They are an integral member of the College Deans Staff and serve on Trinity College and University Committees as designated by the Dean of Academic Affairs. 

  • Trinity College Academic Deans oversee and ensure the progress of undergraduate students toward graduation and ensure all graduation requirements are met before clearing students to receive their degree.
  • They provide counsel to students regarding their academic plans in conjunction with the Academic Advising Center and departmental advisors.
  • Academic Deans coordinate communication between students, faculty, parents and other campus partners about Trinity College undergraduate academics.
  • The Trinity College Academic Deans publish, administer and interpret policies set by Trinity College faculty. They are responsible for ensuring that policies are applied conscientiously and consistently.
  • Trinity College Academic Deans commit to equity for all students in their interpretation of policies.

Four-Year Dean Model

Each student is assigned to one academic dean, and this dean will remain theirs for all four years. This is to ensure that every student has one consistent academic contact over the course of their time at Duke, as well as to provide for holistic support and long-term mentoring relationships that provide continuity over time. First-year students are assigned to a dean in late July or early August.

Lead Academic Dean. Academic Dean for the Office of Continuing Studies. Graduate and Professional School Day Fair coordinator. Member of the Registrar Around Table, University Schedule Committee, and the Tutoring & Academic Support for Student Athletes Committee. Chair, Trinity Testing… More Information »


Graduate Business School Advisor.  Academic Dean for Robertson Scholars, ROTC students and student athletes. Member of the ROTC Officer Education Committee, Trinity Policy Review Committee. Liaison to the Cooperative College (3-2) program for the Nicholas School of the Environment.  More Information »


Director of Program II. Manages the Trinity A&S Graduation with Distinction Program, and Dean for Trinity Transfer Students. Liaison for the social sciences to the DUS board.   Schedule an Appointment More Information »


Director of the Health Professions Advising Office and member of the Trinity Forms Review Committee. Lecturer in the Biology Department. Schedule an appointment More Information »


Academic Dean for Courses and Curriculum.  Primary dean for first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students.  Responsible for coordination of the annual Undergraduate Bulletin and program review for Arts and Science Departments. Schedule an Appointment More Information »


Director of the SPIRE Fellow Program. Academic Dean for Trinity transfer students. Editor for Trinity Requirements & Academic Deans Website. Member of the Trinity Forms Review Committee and the Policy Review Committee.   Schedule an Appointment More Information »


Chair, Policy Review Committee. New Dean Training Coordinator. Ex-Officio member of the Undergraduate Teaching, Academic Standards and Honors (CUT) committee of the Arts & Sciences Council. Title IX Representative to the Office of Academic Affairs and member of the Sexual Assault Task Force.… More Information »


Academic Dean for Duke Kunshan University (DKU) Undergraduate Students at Duke, visiting International Students and Interdepartmental Majors. Schedule an Appointment More Information »