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.

Pre-law advisor. Co-Coordinator of Graduate and Professional School Day Fair. Schedule an Appointment More Information »


Lead Academic Dean and Senior Associate Dean. Academic Dean for the Office of Continuing Studies. Graduate and Professional School Day Fair coordinator. Member of the Registrar Around Table, Trinity Policy Review, and the Tutoring & Academic Support for Student Athletes  Committees. Schedule… More Information »


Graduate Business School Advisor.  Academic Dean for Robertson Scholars. Member of the ROTC Officer Education Committee, Trinity Policy Review Committee, and Student Conduct Hearing Panel. More Information »


Pre-health advisor and Youth Program Reviewer for the Minors in Duke University Programs Policy. More Information »


Director of the Cardea Fellows Program and pre-health advisor. Academic Dean for Trinity transfer students. Schedule an Appointment 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. Member of the Committee on Undergraduate Teaching, Academic Standards, and Honors (CUT). Member of the Behavior Assessment Team (BAT) and the Appellate Board. Lecturer in Biology. Schedule an appointment More Information »


Academic Dean for Tier 1 Athletes. Member of the Tutoring & Academic Support for Student Athletes Committee and the Bascom Headen Palmer Literary Prize Committee. Schedule an Appointment More Information »


Director of the Undergraduate Research Support office. Member of the Trinity Languages Council, Global Education Committee and Student Conduct Hearing Panel.  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. Schedule an Appointment More Information »


Pre-health advisor and pre-graduate school advisor.  Academic Dean for Trinity transfer students. Liaison to the Cooperative College (3-2) program for the Nicholas School of the Environment.  Schedule an Appointment More Information »


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


Ex-Officio member of the Undergraduate Teaching, Academic Standards and Honors (CUT) committee of the Arts & Sciences Council. Title IX liaison to the Office of Academic Affairs and member of the Sexual Assault Task Force. University liaison for Davis Projects for Peace. Adjunct Associate… More Information »


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