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Committees appointed by President

Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility

The Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility is a university body advisory to the President with the following functions:
a) Receive issues referred to it by members of the Duke community
b) Monitor trends and activities in investment responsibility that have an impact on educational institutional investors
c) Conduct research, update Duke’s files on companies, and provide analyses when requested by the President
d) Make recommendations to the President on how to vote proxies when the committee believes proxies should be voted outside the standard protocol of “economic interest;” whether to sponsor shareholder resolutions; whether to correspond with the management of corporations in which the University holds an identifiable equity position; when to divest; and on any new issues, which may warrant attention.
Term: 2 years.

Faculty
Lawrence Baxter (Law School), Chair, 2019
Sunshine Hillygus (Sanford School of Public Policy), 2019
Martin Smith (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2019
Craig Burnside (Economics), 2020

Student representatives
Luke Farrell, DSG Representative, 2020
Tyler Johnson, GPSC Representative, 2020
Ewan Kingston, GPSC, 2019
Jia Jia Shen, DSG, 2019

Alumni representative
Jeff Howard, 2020

Trustee representative
Bill Hawkins, 2019

Administrators
Scott Gibson, Executive Vice Dean for Administration for the School of Medicine
Tracy Futhey, Vice President for IT & Chief Information Officer

Ex officio
Christopher Lott, Deputy University Counsel
Tori Nevois, Assistant VP & Deputy Treasurer

Others (without vote)
Jennifer Dimitri, Advisor, Chief Compliance Officer, DUMAC
Richard Riddell, Advisor, Senior Vice President & Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Lisa Theall, Senior Legal & Compliance Analyst, DUMAC

Athletic Council

Charge: The charge to the Athletic Council is outlined on pages 5-8 in the Athletic Policy Manual (pdf). Term: 3 years.

Administration
*Linda Franzoni, Chair, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education (Pratt School of Engineering)
*Janie Long, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Chris Lott, Associate University Counsel
Tallman Trask, Executive Vice President

Faculty
Gavan Fitzsimons (Fuqua School of Business), 2022
Laura Smart Richman (Psychology), 2022
Kathy Andolsek (School of Medicine), 2022
*Sara Beale (Law School), 2021
*Laurent Dubois (History), 2021
Ken Gall (Pratt School of Engineering), 2021
Don Taylor (Sanford School of Public Policy), 2021

Alumni
Margo Riddle, 2021
*Abby Johnston McGrath, 2022
Steve Wilson, 2022

Trustees
Allyson Duncan, 2021
*Janet Hill, 2021

Undergraduate Student Representatives
To be named
To be named​
To be named (alternate)

Graduate Student Representatives
Karthik Ilakkuvan
Niki Cleary (alternate)

Student-Athlete Advisory
To be named
To be named (alternate)

Club Sports
To be named

Ex-Officio Members
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost/Vice President for Campus Life
*Martha Putallaz, Faculty Athletics Representative, 2020
*Sterly Wilder, Secretary, Associate Vice President, Alumni Affairs

Others (without vote)
Brad Berndt, Associate Director, Athletics
*John Blackshear, Dean of Academic Affairs, Trinity College
Frank Blalark, University Registrar
Cynthia Clinton, Office of Institutional Equity
Michael Forbes, Director Club Sports
Christoph Guttentag, Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity
Chris Kennedy, Senior Deputy Director, Athletics
Alison Rabil, Director, Financial Aid
Jacki Silar, Senior Women’s Administrator
Kevin White, Vice President and Director, Athletics

* Serves on Executive Committee

Campus Sustainability Committee

The Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) was created in 2007 as part of the institutional structure to guide development and implementation of the Duke Climate Action Plan (CAP). After review by senior staff and the Board of Trustees, Duke officially submitted its CAP on October 15, 2009 to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The target date for carbon neutrality is 2024. Charge: The Duke University Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC), a standing committee appointed by the President, is responsible for making recommendations to guide campus sustainability policies, championing these sustainability initiatives and communicating them to each member’s respective constituencies to foster a more sustainable campus community. Terms: 2 Years for faculty, 1 Year for students. 

Faculty
Toddi Steelman, Co-Chair (Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment), 2020
Joel Collier (Pratt School of Engineering), 2021
Mona Hassan (School of Nursing), 2021
Katherine Schipper (Fuqua School of Business), 2021
Ara Wilson (Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies), 2021
Charlotte Clark (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2020
Ellen Davis (Divinity), 2020
Christine Folch (Cultural Anthropology), 2020
Dirk Philipsen (Sanford School of Public Policy), 2020
Tim Profeta (Nicholas Institute), 2020
Jonathan Wiener (Law School), 2020

Administrators
Tallman Trask, Co-chair, Executive Vice President
Matt Arsenault, Program Manager, Duke Carbon Offset Initiative
Tavey McDaniel Capps, Director, Sustainable Duke
Marcus Carson, Assistant Director of Sustainability, Duke Dining
Carl DePinto, Director, Parking & Transportation
Jason Elliot, Assistant Director, Sustainable Duke
Joe Gonzalez, Associate Dean, Residence Life
Paul Grantham, Office of Communications Services
Mark Hough, Office of University Architect
John Noonan, Vice President of Facilities
Kelly Rockwell, Assistant to the Deans, Pratt School of Engineering
Tanja Vujic, Director, Biogas Strategy

Undergraduate representatives
Kaitlyn Boncaro, 2020
Tommy Hessel, 2020

Graduate representatives
Claire He, 2020
Shannon Parker, 2020

The Environmental Alliance
Joyce Huang, 2020
Olina Zhu, 2020

Duke Sustainability Board
Rachel Bash, 2020
Anna Chang, 2020

Duke Climate Coalition
Caroline Heitmann, 2020
Amanda Padden, 2020

Undergraduate Environmental Union
Margaret Overton, 2020

Committee on Duke Forest

Charge: This committee is responsible for planning for the future of the Duke Forest. Faculty serve three-year terms.

Faculty
James Heffernan (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2022
Sherryl Broverman (Biology), 2021
Dan Richter (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2020
Larry Zelenak (Law School), 2020

Administrators
Tallman Trask, Co-chair, Executive Vice President
Toddi Steelman, Co-chair, Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
William LeFevre, Executive Director, Duke Gardens
David Singleton, Associate University Counsel
Mike Schoenfeld, Vice President, Public Affairs & Government Relations
Stelfanie Williams, Vice President, Durham Affairs

Student Representatives
To be announced - Graduate and Professional Student Council, 2020
To be announced - Duke Student Government, 2020

Committee on Facilities & Environment

Reviews all projects destined for consideration by the Trustees’ Facilities & Environment Committee. Six faculty and six administrative appointments; co-chaired by one faculty member and one administrative member. Term: 3 years.

Faculty
Chris Woods, Co-chair (Medicine and Global Health), 2021
Lisa Huettel (Pratt School of Engineering), 2021
Robert Swinney (Fuqua School of Business), 2020
Ava Vinesett (Dance), 2020
Anna Gassman-Pines (Sanford School of Public Policy), 2022
Timothy Johnson (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2022

Administrators
Paul Manning, Co-chair, Director, Project Management of Facilities
Mark Hough, Office of the University Architect
Pat Hull, Assistant Director, Institutional Research
Shawn Subasic, Director, Duke Medical Center Facility Planning Design and Construction
Tim Walsh, Vice President, Finance
Robert Weiseman, Senior Associate Director, Athletics

Duke Student Government
To be announced, 2020

Graduate and Professional Student Council
To be announced, 2020

Committee on Honorary Degrees

Recommends candidates for Honorary Degrees to the Academic Council and to the Board of Trustees. These recommendations must be approved by both the Council and the Board for the degree to be granted. Faculty term: 3 years.

Faculty
Lesley Curtis (School of Medicine), 2022
Peter Feaver (Political Science), 2021
Ellen Davis (Divinity School), 2020
Preyas Desai (Fuqua School of Business), 2020
Richard Powell (Art, Art History and Visual Studies), 2020

Trustees
Janet Hill, Chair, 2020
Adam Silver, Vice Chair, 2020
Uzoma Ayogu, 2020
Nancy Schlichting, 2020
Laurene Sperling, 2020

Ex Officio
Vince Price, President
Sally Kornbluth, Provost

Founders' Day Planning Committee

Charge: Committee’s charge is to facilitate planning for the Founders’ Day Weekend and the awarding of a University Medal at the Convocation in October. Term: 2 years.

Faculty
Carla Brady (School of Medicine), 2020
David Hinton (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2020
Kerry Haynie (Political Science & African and African American Studies), Academic Council Chair & University Faculty Marshal, ex officio

Administrators
Richard Riddell, Co-Chair, Senior Vice President & University Secretary
Robert Bliwise, Associate Director, Alumni Affairs & Director, Duke Magazine, 2020

Ex Officio
Terry Chambliss, Co-Chair, Director, Special Events & University Ceremonies
Margaret Epps, Special Assistant to the President & Associate University Secretary
Michael Schoenfeld, Vice President, Public Affairs & Government Relations
Sterly Wilder, Associate Vice President, Alumni Affairs

President’s Art Advisory Committee

Charge: Review all proposals for outdoor public sculpture on campus, both proposed gifts and potential commissions, to ensure that the university encourages the development of an exciting and stimulating visual environment that will enhance Duke’s architecture and physical setting. All units contemplating the installation of public sculpture will submit their plans to this committee, and the committee’s recommendations will in turn be submitted to the Committee on Facilities and Environment for ratification. Term: 3 years

Faculty
John Brown (Music), 2022
Mark Goodacre (Religious Studies), 2022
Cary Moskovitz (Thompson Writing Program), 2022
Edna Andrews (Slavic Studies), 2021
Esther Gabara (Romance Studies), 2021
Rick Powell (Art, Art History & Visual Studies), 2020
Tom Rankin (Center for Documentary Studies), 2020
Barbara Turner (School of Nursing), 2020

Other Members
Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President, Office of Institutional Equity
Mark Hough, Office of the University Architect
William LeFevre, Executive Director, Duke Gardens
Sarah Schroth, Chair, Director, Nasher Museum, ex officio

Undergraduate Student Representative
To be named, 2020

Graduate Student Representative
To be named, 2020

President’s Council on Black Affairs

Charge: The Council helps ensure that the University pursues its goals of increasing the diversity of the faculty and student body and guaranteeing an excellent experience to students. The Council focuses on student issues for both graduate and undergraduate students. The Council also shares information about events and activities on campus that are relevant to African-American members of the community, and helps disseminate this information more broadly. Term: 3 years.

Faculty
Robert Bryant (Mathematics), 2022
*Deondra Rose (Sanford School of Public Policy), 2022
Darrell Miller (Law School), 2021
Damon Tweedy (School of Medicine), 2021
Tommy DeFrantz (Dance), 2020
*Trina Jones (Law School), 2020

Administrators
Vince Price, Chair, President
*Sanders Adu, President, Duke Black Alumni
Zoila Airall, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Valerie Ashby, Dean, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Abbas Benmamoun, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Linda Capers, Assistant Director, Center for Multicultural Affairs
Chandra Guinn, Director, Mary Lou Williams Center
Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President, Institutional Equity
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
**Jacqueline Looney, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost/Vice President, Campus Life
Richard Riddell, Senior Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

DBA
To be named (President), 2020

Reginaldo Howard Scholars
To be named, 2020
To be named, 2020

Black Graduate and Professional Student Association
To be named, 2020
To be named, 2020
*To be named (President), 2020

Duke Student Government 
To be named, 2020
To be named (President), 2020
To be named, 2020

Graduate and Professional Student Council
To be named (President), 2020
To be named, 2020
To be named, 2020

Black Student Alliance
To be named, 2020
To be named, 2020
To be named, 2020
To be named, 2020
To be named, 2020
*To be named (President), 2020

National Pan-Hellenic Council
To be named (President), 2020

National Society of Black Engineers
To be named (President), 2020

The Bouchet Society
To be named (President), 2020

**Chair of Advisory Committee
*Serves on Advisory Committee

University Judicial Board

Charge: The responsibilities of the University Judicial Board are outlined in Appendix A of the Duke Community Standard in Practice (Formerly Bulletin of Information and Regulations). Term: 2 years.

Faculty
Darrell Miller (Law School), Chair, 2021
Amy Bejsovec (Biology), 2021
Robert Bryant (Mathematics), 2020
Andrew Foster (Law School), 2020
Claudia Gunsch (Pratt School of Engineering), 2020

Administrators
John Blackshear, Dean, Academic Affairs, Trinity College

Students (2 representatives from each school)

Allied Health:
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020

Divinity:
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020

Nursing:
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020

Nicholas School of the Environment:
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020

Graduate School:
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020

Law School:
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020

School of Medicine:
To be appointed, 2020

Fuqua:
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020

Sanford:
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020

Undergraduate Conduct Board:
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020
To be appointed, 2020

University Priorities Committee

Charge: This university committee is charged with assessing university and academic priorities, ensuring that the University’s annual and long-term budgets reflect these priorities, and making recommendations to the President. This committee replaces the President’s Advisory Committee on Resources and provides a stronger venue for faculty governance, and for collaboration between faculty leaders and the senior administration. Term: 3 years.

Faculty
Debu Purohit, Chair, (Fuqua School of Business), 2020
Lisa Keister (Sociology/ECAC representative), 2020
Stefan Zauscher (Pratt), 2020
Adriane Lentz-Smith (History), 2021
Joseph Blocher (Law School), 2021
Elizabeth Albright (Nicholas School of the Environment), 2022
John Aldrich (Political Science), 2022
Laura Lieber (Religious Studies), 2022 (will not serve fall 2019)
Anne West (Neurobiology), 2022
Neil Siegel (Law School), APC Chair

Ex Officio Members (with voting rights)
Vince Price, President
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President, Administration
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost
Linda Franzoni, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
Scott Gibson, Executive Vice Dean, Administration, School of Medicine
Kerry Haynie, Academic Council Chair
Tallman Trask, Executive Vice President
Tim Walsh, Vice President, Finance
Gene Washington, Chancellor for Health Affairs

Deans
Ravi Bellamkonda (Pratt School of Engineering), 2021
Judith Kelley (Sanford School of Public Policy), 2021

Students
Anthony Monroe (GPSC President), 2020
Liv McKinney (DSG President), 2020

Budget and Finance Subcommittee
Debu Purohit, Chair
Sally Kornbluth, ex officio
Tallman Trask, ex officio

Committees appointed by Provost

Academic Programs Committee

The APC is an advisory body to the Provost.  The charge to the APC is a broad one in terms of advising the Provost on university-wide academic issues as well as providing advice on the creation, termination, or contraction of academic units.  The full Committee meets once a month.  Members serve on one of two subcommittees which meet every three weeks.  The membership of the APC is comprised of senior faculty members from schools with undergraduate bodies and the professional schools, including two from the Executive Committee of the Academic Council.  Ex officio members include the Provost, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Chair of the Academic Council, and the Executive Vice Provost, among others.  Term:  three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2020

Neil Siegel, Chair, School of Law 
Deb Brandon, School of Nursing
Keisha Cutright, Fuqua School of Business
William Darity, Sanford School of Public Policy
Thomas Ferraro, English
Fan Li, Statistical Science
Cary Moskovitz, Thompson Writing Program
Kate Scholberg, Physics
Suseendrakumar Duraivel, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative
Kira Osborn, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative

Term Ending August 31, 2021

Ray Barfield, Divinity and School of Medicine
Jasmine Cobb, African and African American Studies
Stephen Craig, Chemistry
John De Figueiredo, School of Law (will not serve fall 2019)
Sara Galletti, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Christina Gibson-Davis, Sanford School of Public Policy
Benjamin Lee, Vice Chair, Pratt School of Engineering
Negar Mottahedeh, Program in Literature
Susan Murphy, School of Medicine
Beth Sullivan, School of Medicine
Charlotte Sussman, English

Term Ending August 31, 2022

Edgardo Colon-Emeric, Divinity School (will not serve fall 2019)
Gabriel Rosenberg, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Susan Schneider, School of Nursing

Term Ending August 31, 2023

Amy Schmid, Biology (will not serve 2021-2022)

Ex Officio

Valerie Sheares Ashby, Dean, Arts & Sciences
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
John Blackshear, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs and Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Lawrence Carin, Vice Provost for Research
Eve Duffy, Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost
Kerry Haynie, Chair, Academic Council
Deborah Jakubs, University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs
John Klingensmith, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
Rachel Kranton, Dean of Social Sciences   
Paula McClain, Dean and Vice Provost of the Graduate School
Neil McWilliam, Dean of the Humanities (Interim 2019-20)
Mark Anthony Neal, African and African American Studies – ECAC representative
Mohamed Noor, Dean, Natural Sciences
Victoria Szabo, Art, Art History and Visual Studies - ECAC representative

Advisory Committee for Online Education (ACOE)

The Advisory Committee for Online Education advises the Provost, other administrators, and faculty governance committees on a wide variety of issues related to online education. ACOE consists of approximately 12 faculty members drawn broadly from Duke’s academic units. Members of ACOE are nominated by ECAC and appointed by the Provost. At least one ACOE member will be drawn from ECAC. The ACOE will be co-chaired by the Provost (or designate) and by a faculty member nominated by ECAC. Term: three years.

Term ending August 31, 2020

Emma Rasiel, Co-Chair, Economics 
Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Statistical Science (will not serve 2019-20)
William O’Barr, Cultural Anthropology
Jeremy Petranka, Fuqua School of Business
Kristen Stephens, Program in Education
Tracey Yap, School of Nursing

Term ending August 31, 2021

Aaron Chatterji, Fuqua School of Business
Farr Curlin, Divinity School
Drew Hilton, Pratt School of Engineering
Susan Rodger, Computer Science

Term ending August 31, 2022

Erika Buell, School of Law
Dorian Canelas, Chemistry
Nicholas Carnes, Sanford School of Public Policy
Eileen Chow, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Sarah Komisarow, Sanford School of Public Policy
Steven McClelland, Pratt School of Engineering
Jessica Namakkal, International Comparative Studies
Rebecca Vidra, Nicholas School of the Environment

Ex officio

Gary Bennett, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost
Tracy Futhey, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Kerry Haynie, Chair of the Academic Council / ECAC Representative
Sally Kornbluth, Co-chair, Provost
Matthew Rascoff, Associate Vice Provost for Digital and Online Education Initiatives

Appointment, Promotion, Tenure Committee, Advisory on

The APT Committee is advisory to the Provost and consists of thirteen full professors including the Chair.  Members are drawn from various disciplines and schools from across the University.  They are nominated by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council (ECAC) and appointed by the Provost.  The Committee is charged with evaluating candidates for appointment or promotion to tenure, or promotion to Full Professor.  The President, the Provost, and the Dean of the Graduate School serve as nonvoting ex-officio members of this demanding Committee.  (The Law School and the Clinical Sciences of the Medical Center have separate but analogous Committees.)  Term:  three years.

Term Ending December 31, 2019

Robert Bryant, Mathematics

Term Ending August 31, 2020

Lisa Keister, Chair, Sociology
Luke Bretherton, Divinity School
Thavolia Glymph, History
Cynthia Kuhn, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Helen Solterer, Romance Studies

Term Ending August 31, 2021

Steven Cummer, Pratt School of Engineering 
Terrie Moffitt, Psychology and Neuroscience
Vish Viswanathan, Fuqua School of Business

Term Ending August 31, 2022

Amy Herring, Statistical Science (will not serve fall 2019)
Thomas Pfau, English
Martin Smith, Nicholas School of the Environment
John Willis, Biology

Term Ending August 31, 2023

Patrick Bayer, Economics (will not serve 2020-2021)

Ex Officio

Vince Price, President
Sally Kornbluth, Provost
Paula McClain, Dean and Vice Provost of the Graduate School

Assessment of Educational and Administrative Support, Committee On

The Committee on Assessment of Educational and Administrative Support was formed in 2009 and is responsible for the assessment of educational support (e.g. libraries, information technology, student affairs) and administrative support (e.g. payroll services, facilities management) throughout the university, including those services provided within individual schools.  Its responsibilities also include developing and communicating high level expectations for assessment activities appropriate to the varying settings in which it will occur across the institution; reviewing reports that document the assessment cycle for each unit and providing constructive feedback to ensure that all units meet appropriate expectations; and encouraging the integration of assessment activities with strategic and budget planning and with departmental and individual performance reviews. The Committee will provide information and recommendations to the Provost and Executive Vice President.

Term Ending June 30, 2020

Kyle Covington, School of Medicine
Emily Daly, Duke University Libraries
Eulena Jonsson, Student Affairs
Libby Joyce, School of Nursing
Sondra Ponzi, Graduate School
Dylan Sugiyama, Visa Services

Term Ending June 30, 2021

Amy Gleason, Chair, University Registrar’s Office

Term Ending June 30, 2022

Taren Moore, Athletics
Matt Starcke, Student Affairs
Jesse Summers, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Ex Officio

Frank Blalark, University Registrar
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost 
Molly Goldwasser, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Hunter Stokes, Assistant Vice Provost and Manager of Educational Compliance

Authorship Dispute Board

The Authorship Dispute Board will convene to hear matters of authorship dispute that cannot be resolved at the local level by the authors themselves or in consultation with the laboratory chief, chair or head of department(s), or dean, as appropriate.  The Board will be composed of one chair and three additional faculty members jointly appointed by the Provost and the Dean of the School of Medicine and approved by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council, two ex officio members of the administration, the Vice Provost for Research, and the Vice Dean for Basic Science, one graduate or professional student appointed by the Graduate and Professional Student Council, and one postdoctoral fellow appointed by the Duke University Postdoctoral Association.  If appropriate, the Board may call upon the expertise of other members of the Duke University faculty.  Term:  three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2020

Deborah Muoio, Chair, School of Medicine
Kyle Beardsley, Political Science
Cagla Eroglu, Cell Biology
Duke University Postdoctoral Association representative to be named
Oana Enache, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative

Term Ending August 31, 2022

Patrick Charbonneau, Chemistry

Ex Officio

Lawrence Carin, Vice Provost for Research
Colin Duckett, Vice Dean for Basic Sciences, School of Medicine
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost

Bass Connections Advisory Council

The Bass Connections Advisory Council is a university faculty and student committee, advisory to the Provost and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. The membership of the Council is comprised of the faculty leaders for each Bass theme, four faculty-at-large nominated by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council in consultation with the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, two student representatives, one deans’ representative, and representatives from any schools, or major divisions, not already represented.  Ex officio members currently include the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Vice Provost for  Undergraduate Education, the Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College Arts & Sciences, and a representative from the Graduate School.  The Council is charged with making recommendations to the Provost and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies on strategies for extending the impact of Bass Connections and serve as ambassadors of Bass Connections, helping to inform the broader Duke community about this important program.

Term Ending August 31, 2020

Geoffrey Ginsburg, School of Medicine
Charles Nunn, Evolutionary Anthropology
Toddi Steelman, Nicholas School of the Environment - Deans' representative

Term Ending August 31, 2021

Erik Wibbels, Chair, Political Science
Elizabeth Albright, Nicholas School of the Environment
Manoj Mohanan, Sanford School of Public Policy
Michelle Nowlin, School of Law
Sujin Pak, Divinity School
Amanda Randles, Pratt School of Engineering
Deborah Reisinger, Romance Studies

Term Ending August 31, 2022

Kristin Goss, Sanford School of Public Policy
David McAdams, Fuqua School of Business
Rachel Richesson, School of Nursing

Theme Leaders

David Boyd, Duke Global Health Institute (Global Health theme)
Robert Calderbank, Information Initiative at Duke (Information, Society & Culture theme)
Anna Gassman-Pines, Sanford School of Public Policy (Education & Human Development theme)
Luana Lima, Nicholas School of the Environment (Energy & Environment theme)
Mary Story, School of Medicine (Global Health theme)
Victoria Szabo, Art, Art History, and Visual Studies (Information, Society & Culture theme)
Leonard White, School of Medicine (Brain & Society theme)

Ex-Officio

Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
John Blackshear, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs and Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
John Klingensmith, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School

Bass Professorships, Advisory Committee On

The Bass Challenge for Excellence in Undergraduate Education created a distinct subset of Distinguished Professors.  Each Chair established by this challenge is named as directed by the individual donor, whose funds are matched by the Basses.  These Chairs recognize outstanding scholar-teachers with five-year terms, after which the recipients become members of the Bass Society of Fellows.  The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Bass Professorships, nominated by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council and appointed by the Provost, is composed of Bass Professors and Bass Fellows.  The Committee considers the qualifications of nominees and reports its findings to the Provost.  Term:  three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2020

Lenhard Ng, Chair, Mathematics
Lee Baker, Cultural Anthropology
Richard Jaffe, Religious Studies
Rebecca Stein, Cultural Anthropology

Term Ending August 31, 2022

Edna Andrews, Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, Pratt School of Engineering
Jennifer Wernegreen, Nicholas School of the Environment

Ex Officio

Gary Bennett, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Vince Price, President
Sally Kornbluth, Provost

Campus Conflict of Interest Committee

Appointed by the Provost and approved by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council, the Committee is chaired by the Vice Provost for Research and is a standing committee of the University with voting representatives drawn from the campus schools (Arts & Sciences and Trinity College, Sanford School of Public Policy, Fuqua School of Business, Divinity School, School of Law, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Pratt School of Engineering). Members of Duke’s administration and legal counsel serve ex officio. The Committee is responsible for the review and management of reported or otherwise identified potential conflicts of interest regarding individuals with a primary appointment in one of the campus schools, centers, or institutions of Duke University.  The Committee's primary function is to protect the integrity of Duke's research and education missions, as well as the integrity of the organization and the individual. Term: two to three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2020

Joseph Blocher, School of Law
Steven Churchill, Evolutionary Anthropology
Kathleen Donohue, Biology
Nimmi Ramanujam, Pratt School of Engineering

Term Ending August 31, 2021

Stuart Benjamin, School of Law
Marc Jeuland, Sanford School of Public Policy
Gabriel Katul, Nicholas School of the Environment
Arti Rai, School of Law

Term Ending August 31, 2022

Wayne Norman, Philosophy
Kevin Shang, Fuqua School of Business
Adam Wax, Pratt School of Engineering

Ex Officio

Lawrence Carin, Chair, Vice Provost for Research
Scott Elengold, Office of University Counsel
Keith Hurka-Owen, Office of Research Support
Greg Samsa, Chair of School of Medicine COI Committee
Holly Williams, Campus Institutional Review Board

Council for the Arts

The Council for the Arts’ charge is to advise the Provost on policy and resource issues in the arts, to promote collaborative activity and programming among professional, academic, and student arts organizations at Duke and in the Durham community, to provide a forum for the exchange of information between arts organizations at Duke, to promote interdisciplinary projects in the arts, to select the recipient of the Sudler Award in the Arts, and to report annually to the Provost on the state of the arts at Duke and progress toward goals and objectives.

Aubrey Howard, duARTS​
Philip Rupprecht, Music

Term Ending August 1, 2020

Purnima Shah, Dance Program

Term Ending August 1, 2021

Thomas Rankin, Chair, Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts​
Jeremy Begbie, Divinity School​
Torry Bend, Chair of Theater Studies​
Katy Clune, Arts Communications Specialist​
Sheila Dillon, Art, Art History & Visual Studies​
Martin Brooke, Pratt School of Engineering​
Jennifer Chambers, Duke Alumni Association​
Marcy Edenfield, Ticketing and Theater Operations​
William Fick, Art, Art History and Visual Studies​
Josh Gibson, Arts of the Moving Image​
Angela Greenwald, University Development Office​
Chandra Guinn, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture​
Wesley Hogan, Center for Documentary Studies​
Ranjana Khanna, English
Lisa McCarty, Duke University Libraries​
Sam Miglarese, Durham and Regional Affairs​
Robert Mitchell, English​
Eric Oberstein, Interim Director of Duke Performances​
Luke Powery, Duke Chapel​
Christopher Roby, Office of Student Affairs​
Sarah Schroth, Nasher Museum of Art​
Ali Shumar, University Center Activities & Events​
Colin Tierney, University Development​
Amy Unell, Director of Arts Engagement and Partnerships​

Ex-officio

Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts
Neil McWilliam, Dean of the Humanities (Interim 2019-20)

Duke University Press Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Advisory Board was created in 1982 in order to bring the Press into a more active and meaningful relationship with the faculty.  Its role is to ensure that the name of Duke University appears only on publications that have met high standards of peer review.  Board members also are asked to provide advice to the Press on such editorial matters as the choice of reviewers in areas of the members’ expertise and on broader policy issues.  Term:  three years and once renewable.

Priscilla Wald, Chair, English

Term Ending July 31, 2020

David Bell, Romance Studies
Leo Ching, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Markos Hadjioannou, Program in Literature
Tsitsi Jaji, English
Ranjana Khanna, English
Louise Meintjes, Music
Joli Olcott, History
Harris Solomon, Cultural Anthropology
Erika Weinthal, Nicholas School of the Environment

Term Ending July 31, 2021

Jasmine Cobb, African and African American Studies
Adriane Lentz-Smith, History
Claudia Milian, Romance Studies

Ex Officio

Naomi Nelson, Rubenstein Library

Global Priorities Committee

The Global Priorities Committee (GPC) is an advisory body of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs (VP & VP-GSP) and the Provost.  The Committee meets monthly, for a total of approximately nine meetings per academic year.  The membership of the GPC comprises senior faculty members, six from schools with undergraduate bodies and six from the professional schools.  The total membership includes one member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council and one or two from the broader membership of the Academic Council, and the Chair is a member of the faculty.  The GPC is charged with reviewing and refining Duke’s global strategy and assessing university and academic programs and activities operating globally, both when they are being created and in monitoring ongoing performance.  Term:  three years (with possibility of reappointment).

Term Ending June 30, 2020

Michael Bergin, Pratt School of Engineering
Brian Hare, Evolutionary Anthropology
Laurence Helfer, School of Law
Melanie Manion, Political Science
Jose Maria Rodriguez Garcia, Romance Studies
Krishna Udayakumar, School of Medicine
Mohan Venkatachalam, Fuqua School of Business

Term Ending June 30, 2021

Giovanni Zanalda, Chair, Economics
Prasenjit Duara, History 
Indermit Gill, Sanford School of Public Policy
Nan Jokerst, Pratt School of Engineering
Shenglan Tang, School of Medicine
Jim Zhang, Nicholas School of the Environment

Term Ending June 30, 2022

Dalia Patino-Echeverri, Nicholas School of the Environment

Ex Officio

Gary Bennett, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Patrick Duddy, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Eve Duffy, Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost
Kerry Haynie, Academic Council Chair
Deborah Jakubs, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs
Sally Kornbluth, Provost

Global Travel Advisory Committee

The Global Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) consists of faculty and administrators from across the University appointed by, and advisory to, the Provost. GTAC makes recommendations on travel restrictions for destinations around the globe as it relates to safety, security and health risks.  GTAC also considers petitions to waive restrictions for undergraduate travelers.  Destinations that the Provost restricts from student travel are reflected in Duke University's Restricted Regions List (RRL). GTAC also consults on Travel Policy and Travel Registry matters.  The committee meets three times annually in March, June and October to review the RRL in its entirety and on an ad hoc basis when world events or conditions warrant.  The Chair is a member of the faculty and school representatives are suggested by their Dean.  Term:  two years (with possibility of reappointment).

Term Ending December 31, 2019
Edna Andrews, Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Michel Landry, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, School of Medicine
Russ Morgan, Fuqua School of Business
Cisco Ramos, Graduate School
Giovanni Zanalda, Duke University Center for International and Global Studies

Term Ending June 30, 2020
Dennis Clements, Duke Global Health Institute and School of Medicine
Shawn Lenker, Global Education Office
Krishna Udayakumar, Duke Global Health Institute

Term Ending December 31, 2020
Jane Blood-Siegfried, School of Nursing
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost

Ex Officio
Eric Mlyn, Chair, DukeEngage
Richard Biever, Office of Information Technology
Chris Boroski, Vice Chair, Risk Management
Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President of Administration
Eve Duffy, Associate Vice Provost (representing vacant ex officio member of Vice President/Vice Provost of Global Affairs)
Amanda Kelso, Global Education Office
Chris Plowe, Duke Global Health Institute
Christy Parrish Michels, Global Administrative and Travel Support (Secretary/Policy Administrator)
Bill Nicholson, University Counsel Office
Mike Schoenfeld, Vice President Public Affairs and Government Relations
Dan Vick, Export Controls
Sue Wasiolek, Student Affairs

Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Non-Medical Research

Duke University’s agreement with the Office of Human Research Protections stipulates that all research with human subjects conducted by Duke employees (faculty, staff, and students) be reviewed in accordance with the federal regulations for the protection of research subjects (45 CFR 46). The regulations give the IRB the authority to review and to either approve, require modifications to, or disapprove research with human subjects using specific review criteria provided in the regulations. Duke Policy, as approved by the Academic Council, and IRB Policy also regulates the activities of the IRB.

Susan Lasley, Office of Research Support

Term Ending 2019

Mark Leary, Psychology & Neuroscience (Term ending September 30, 2019)

Term Ending 2020

Julie Edell, Chair, Fuqua School of Business (Term ending August 31, 2020)
Heather Stapleton, Nicholas School of the Environment (Term ending September 21, 2020)

Term Ending June 30, 2021

Alexandra Cooper, Social Science Research Institute

Term ending June 30, 2022

D. Sunshine Hillygus, Political Science
Jack Soll, Fuqua School of Business
Makeba Wilbourn, Psychology & Neuroscience

Alternates

Ann E. Bradley, Office of University Counsel
Dwayne Dixon, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Linda K. George, Sociology
Mitu Gulati, School of Law

Unaffiliated

Barbara McLean, community representative
Carl Rose, community representative

Library Council

Established in 1929 by action of the faculty of the University, the Library Council advises the University Librarian and the Provost on matters relating to general policy.  In addition, it acts as a sounding board for proposed major changes and serves as a communication link between the library and the faculty.  The Council is composed of a minimum of nine faculty members nominated by the Executive Committee of the Academic Council and appointed by the Provost.   The University Librarian and members of the Library’s Executive Group are also members of the Council.  Term:  three years for faculty members, one year for President of Librarians Assembly, one year for Duke Student Government Vice President for Academic Affairs, and one year for representatives from the Graduate and Professional School Council.

Term Ending August 31, 2020

James Roberts, Chair, Economics
Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, Thompson Writing Program
Bruce Caldwell, Economics
Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Statistical Science
Patrick Charbonneau, Chemistry
Mona Hassan, History
Christopher Johnston, Political Science
Brian Murray, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Studies
Philip Stern, History
Kearsley Stewart, Duke Global Health Institute
Sinja Kü​ppers, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative

Term Ending August 31, 2021

Michael Ferejohn, Philosophy
Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Biology
Henry Pickford, Germanic Languages and Literature
Victoria Szabo, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Term Ending August 31, 2022

John Brown, Music
Susanna Caviglia, Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Missy Cummings, Pratt School of Engineering
Martin Eisner, Romance Studies
Darren Gobert, Theater Studies
Simon Miles, Sanford School of Public Policy
Charmaine Royal, African and African American Studies
Chris Timmins, Economics
Aarthi Vadde, English
Stephen Vaisey, Sociology
Antonio Viego, Romance Studies

Ex Officio

Ann Elsner, Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services
Thomas Hadzor, Associate University Librarian for Development
David Hansen, Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications
Dracine Hodges, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services
Deborah Jakubs, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs
Timothy McGeary, Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology
Naomi Nelson, Associate University Librarian and Director, Rubenstein Library
Dean Smith, Duke University Press

Master's Advisory Council

The Master’s Advisory Council (MAC) is a university faculty and staff committee appointed by the Provost. MAC members are recommended by the Deans and Signature Institute Directors, with rotating leadership appointed by the Provost. Members of MAC are initially appointed for a three-year term, with opportunity for renewal. The MAC is charged with the following tasks, covering all masters programs: Monitor growth; Advise on development of new programs, and review operational aspects and effects of new program proposals before they are considered by APC (This review should focus on structural, resource and logistical aspects of the programs. The MAC review will not assess or comment on the content or the intellectual underpinnings of the proposal since these assessments will be made in other steps of the review process.); Make recommendations to the Provost and Deans on charging and sharing tuition, cross-listing courses, financial aid and other operational issues; Serve as a resource for APC and other committees as needed; Make recommendations to Provost and Deans about review processes for programs and advise on master’s program reviews; Serve as a liaison to student services to ensure that resources are available as programs grow;  Make recommendations on work requirements and pay standards for students who are employed at the university while enrolled in master’s programs; Provide an annual report on enrollments; as well as other issues as charged by Provost. Meetings of the MAC will be called and agendas set by the leadership. Frequency of meetings will vary, but will be held not more often than monthly.

Brad Fox, Co-Chair, Pratt School of Engineering
Paula McClain, Co-Chair, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Jacqueline Barnett, School of Medicine
Frank Blalark, University Registrar
Jennie De Gagne, School of Nursing
Christopher Derickson, Student Information Services & Systems
Elizabeth Gustafson, Law School
Patrick Halpin, Nicholas School of the Environment
David Hansen, Duke University Libraries
Craig Henriquez, Pratt School of Engineering
John Klingensmith, The Graduate School
Corinne Krupp, Sanford School of Public Policy
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost/Vice President, Campus Life
Sherri Nevius, Nicholas School of the Environment
Amy Oates, Financial Services and Systems
Sujin Pak, Divinity School
Jerry Reiter, Statistical Science
Mary Story, Community & Family Medicine and Global Health
Mohan Venkatachalam, Fuqua School of Business
Leonard White, Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Master's Review Committee

The Master’s Review Committee is a standing committee of the University, advisory to the Provost and the relevant deans and institute directors, and consisting of faculty from across schools and units. The MRC is charged with conducting a periodic review of all master’s degree programs, and, where appropriate, with recommending desired actions for programs.

Nan Jokerst, Chair, Pratt School of Engineering
Edna Andrews, Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Peter Arcidiacono, Economics 
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost
Bill Mayew, Fuqua School of Business
Emma Rasiel, Economics
Michael Relf, School of Nursing
Daniel Richter, Nicholas School of the Environment
Kenneth Rogerson, Sanford School of Public Policy
Leonard White, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Office of Licensing & Ventures Oversight Board

The OLV Board consists of seven members. Five Board members shall be selected from the faculty and two from the administration. Three of the faculty members shall be selected by the Chancellor of Health Affairs (Chancellor), in consultation with the Dean of the School of Medicine; the Provost shall select two faculty from Campus Schools in consultation with the Deans of those Schools. One of the Campus representatives shall be a faculty member in the Pratt School of Engineering. The Chancellor shall select the School of Medicine administrative representative, and the Provost will select the Campus administrative representative. The Board will be co-Chaired by the Campus and School of Medicine administrative representatives. The director of OLV shall be a non-voting ex-officio member of the Board and the Board shall designate an ex-officio Secretary of the Board. A designated member of the Counsel’s Office shall also be a non-voting ex-officio member of the Board. The director of OLV shall report jointly to the Provost and Chancellor, or their designees, who would be the administrative members of the Board. The Board shall: (1) Receive and review the annual report of the director of the OLV and consult with the director of the OLV when requested; (2) Report to the President or designee on the implementation of this policy, and recommend such new or different policies or guidelines as may be more suitable for the achievement of its objectives; (3) Sit as a tribunal for the resolution of specific disputes involving the ownership of and equities involved in inventions, on appeal from decisions of the director of the OLV; (4) Receive requests for interpretations of this policy and, after deliberation, recommend to the President such interpretations as it considers appropriate; and (5) Receive, review and recommend to the Chancellor and Provost the OLV budget as annually submitted by the Director of OLV. Term: three years.

Larry Carin, Vice Provost for Research (Co-chair and Provost administrative representative)
Scott Gibson, Executive Vice Dean for Administration, School of Medicine (Co-Chair and Chancellor administrative representative)

Ann Bradley, Office of the University Counsel
Jeffrey Glass, Pratt School of Engineering
Donald McDonnell, School of Medicine
Arti Rai, School of Law
Svati Shah, School of Medicine
Cynthia Toth, School of Medicine
Jennifer West, Pratt School of Engineering

Radiological Safety, University Committee On

The Committee consists of four members plus a Chair appointed by the Provost and monitors radiation safety in offices and laboratories across the campus and advises the Radiation Safety Officer on matters of concern. Term: four years.

Term Ending August 31, 2020

Arthur Champagne, Physics
Dewey McCafferty, Chemistry
Greg Palmer, Radiation Oncology

Term Ending August 31, 2021

Ying Wu, Physics

Term Ending August 31, 2022

Ross Widenhoefer, Chair, Chemistry

Ex Officio

Keith Hurka-Owen, Office of Research Support
Wayne Thomann, Occupational & Environmental Safety
Terry Yoshizumi, Radiation Safety Officer

Research Policy Committee

Chaired by the Vice Provost for Research, the Research Policy Committee is a standing committee of the University with representatives from the administration, Legal Counsel, and the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Environment, Law, Public Policy, Nursing, and Medicine. It is responsible for writing Duke University's research policies, reviewing institutional research policies and procedures on a regular basis and proposing modifications, as necessary, and ensuring that the research community is educated in the standards for the conduct, reporting, and supervision of research.

Term Ending August 31, 2020

Bradi Granger, School of Nursing
Francis Keefe, Psychology & Neuroscience
Giuseppe Lopomo, Fuqua School of Business
Jonathan Mattingly, Mathematics
Kenneth Poss, Cell Biology

Dean Appointed Representatives

Stuart Benjamin, School of Law
Prasad Kasibhatla, Nicholas School of the Environment
Daniel Kiehart, Dean of the Natural Sciences
Rachel Kranton, Dean of Social Sciences
Greg Samsa, School of Medicine
George Truskey, Pratt School of Engineering

Other Committee Members

Ann Bradley (Appointed by the University Counsel)
Phillip Buchanan (Appointed by the Senior Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development)

Ex Officio

Lawrence Carin, Chair, Vice Provost for Research
Tom Davis, Office of Sponsored Programs
Jennifer Francis, Executive Vice Provost
Keith Hurka-Owen, Office of Research Support
Paula McClain, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education
John Michnowicz, Office of Research Administration
 

Schedule Committee, University

With representatives from across the University (faculty, administrators, and students), this Committee discusses a broad range of issues relevant to the University calendar and recommends policy changes to the Provost.  It also submits a University calendar “one year out” for the Provost’s approval. Term:  three years.

Term Ending August 31, 2020

Edna Andrews, Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Duke Student Government representative - to be appointed
Jordan Turner, Graduate and Professional Student Council representative

Term Ending August 31, 2021

Lisa Huettel, Pratt School of Engineering
Joshua Socolar, Physics

Term Ending August 31, 2022

Craig Henriquez, Pratt School of Engineering

Ex Officio

Frank Blalark, Chair, Assistant Vice Provost and University Registrar
Suze Bear, School of Law
Brad Berndt, Athletics
Tiffany Casey, Graduate School
Terry Chambliss, Office of the University Secretary
Lori Crooks, School of Medicine
Linda Franzoni, Pratt School of Engineering
Paula Gilbert, Continuing Education
Bebe Mills, School of Nursing
Cindy Peters, Nicholas School of the Environment
Dawn Schaefer, Registrar’s Office
Sue Wasiolek, Student Affairs
Pamela White, Fuqua School of Business
Gerald Wilson, Trinity College

Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) Advisory Committee

The Committee consists of seven members including a Chair of the Committee, the Chairs of the Physics Departments at each of the three institutions, and one additional representative from each institution.  The faculty representative is appointed by the Provost of his/her individual university. The  Committee is expected to be available for consultation on matters of University policy affecting the laboratory, such as possible needs of increased building space, tenured staff, or other University support, and shall advise the Provosts of Duke, UNC and NCSU.   Term:  five years for the Director, varied for others.

Art Champagne, Chair, Physics, UNC-CH
Steffen Bass, Physics, Duke University
Paul Huffman, Physics, NCSU
Christian Iliadis, Physics, UNC-CH
Fredrick Johnson, Physics, NCCU (Interim)
Kate Scholberg, Physics, Duke University