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DukeEngage is fortunate to benefit from counsel, advice and feedback offered by its various advisory boards. As an ever-evolving educational enterprise, we work closely with our national advisors, our Duke faculty advisors and a group of active DukeEngage alumni to continue to enrich the DukeEngage experience.

Learn about Our Advisors

Charles Piot (Chair), Peter Lange Faculty Director of DukeEngage and Professor of Cultural Anthropology & African and African American Studies

Lee Baker, Mrs. A. Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and African and African American Studies

Lori Bennear, Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy and Policy and Senior Associate Dean Dean for Academic Initiatives, Nicholas School of the Environment

Sherryl Broverman, Associate Professor of the Practice, Biology and Global Health

Dennis Clements, Interim Director, Duke Global Health Institute and Professor, Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine, Nursing, and Global Health

Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director of the Asian American & Diaspora Studies Program

David Malone, Professor of the Practice of Education and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Program in Education

Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies and Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies

David Schaad, Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Orin Starn, Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Suzanne Shanahan, Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Associate Research Professor in Sociology

Georg Vanberg, Ernestine Friedl Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science

Robyn Wiegman, Professor of the Programs in Literature and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

Our National Advisory Board is comprised of prominent Duke alumni and friends from around the country who have demonstrated the values of leadership and service that DukeEngage embodies. The role of this Board is one of advice and advocacy.

Upcoming Meetings

  • December 3, 2020 (virtual)
  • April 8-9, 2021
  • November 4-5, 2021
  • April 7-8, 2022

The Board assists the executive director of DukeEngage and his staff by alerting them to civic engagement opportunities for our students, suggesting how we might best structure these opportunities and advising how we can involve Duke alumni. The Board also offers advice on goal-setting, strategy and plans for the raising of funds to benefit DukeEngage.

Current Members

  • Benay Todzo P’20, P’22, Hillsborough, CA (co-chair)
  • Mark Todzo ’86, P’20, P’22, Hillsborough, CA (co-chair)
  • Nicole Abuhaydar, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Tosin Agbabiaka ’10, Brooklyn, NY
  • Wendy Bilas ’85, P’17, Charlotte, NC
  • Karen Bond ’80, Baltimore, MD
  • Tony Burt ’78, P’17, Evanston, IL
  • Holly Tate Clark ’00, Ross, CA
  • Dennis Clements H.S. ’73-’74, H.S. ’86-’88, P’04, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Jeff Coopersmith ’86, P’21, Bellevue, WA
  • Tori Dauphinot P’15, P’16, Greenwich, CT
  • Joel Fleck ’94, Manhassat, NY
  • Leslie Fleck ’95, Manhassat, NY
  • Jennifer Goldfarb ’97, Menlo Park, CA
  • Richard Hogan ’81, P’14, Houston, TX
  • Barbara Janulis ’83, New York, NY
  • Ellen Kollar ’89, P’21, Kenilworth, IL
  • Patricia Morton ’77, P’06, Charlotte, NC
  • Andrew Nurkin ’03, Lambertville, NJ
  • Karin Ruetzel ’79, P’17, Evanston, IL
  • Steve Schewel ’73, PhD’82, Durham, NC (ex officio)
  • John Schilling ’92, P’22, P’24, Lake Bluff, IL
  • Lisa Schilling ’93, P’22, P’24, Lake Bluff, IL
  • Tre’ Scott ’15, Washington, DC
  • Diane Senior ’89, P’20, Newton Square, PA
  • Stacie Berger Siebrecht ’93, P’24, Seattle, WA
  • Stefanie Snow ’87, P’21, Bellevue, WA
  • Don Stanners ’79, P’15, P’20, Lafayette, CA
  • Elizabeth Stanners P’15, P’20, Lafayette, CA

Honorary Members

Peter Lange P’07, P’14, Durham, NC

 

The DukeEngage Alumni Working Group provides information, advice, and feedback to DukeEngage leadership on matters relating to maintaining and strengthening relationships with program alumni after they complete a DukeEngage program and graduate from Duke University.

Current Members

  • Melissa Benn ’14, Washington, DC — DukeEngage-Thailand
  • Amber Black ’16, Durham, NC — DukeEngage-New York
  • Catalina Buitrago ’10, New York, NY — DukeEngage-Uganda
  • Anders Campbell ’09, Durham, NC — DukeEngage-Durham
  • Leah Catotti ’15, Raleigh, NC — DukeEngage-Kenya, WISER
  • Andrew Cho ’18, Washington, DC — DukeEngage-Korea
  • Emily Lang Coscia ’11, New York, NY — DukeEngage-Kakamega, Kenya
  • Elad Gross ’10, St. Louis, MO — DukeEngage-St. Louis
  • Grace Hopkins ’14, Durham, NC — DukeEngage-Kenya, WISER
  • Caroline Horrow ’16, Somerville, MA — DukeEngage-Uganda
  • Tyler Huffman ’09, Washington, DC — DukeEngage-Yemen
  • Ishaan Jalan ’15, London, England – DukeEngage-Lebanon
  • Maxwell Kligerman ’11, Stanford, CA — DukeEngage-Haiti
  • Courtney Liu ’13, New York, NY — DukeEngage-Zhuhai
  • Patrick Oathout ’14, Washington DC — DukeEngage-Jordan
  • Leighanne Oh ’15, New York, NY — DukeEngage-Beruit
  • Alexandra Shams Ortiz ’10, San Antonio, TX — DukeEngage-Kolkata
  • Adam Petty ’14, Fargo, ND — DukeEngage-Uganda
  • Sarah Rapaport ’18, Belmont, MA — DukeEngage-Kakamega, Kenya
  • Sarah Robinson ’12, Durham, NC — DukeEngage-Cape Town
  • Alexander Sonageri ’14, New York, NY — DukeEngage-Guatemala
  • Jay Sullivan ’16, Malaysia — DukeEngage-Uganda
  • Alexandra Swain ’13, Durham, NC — DukeEngage-Cape Town
  • Tong Xiang ’13, Boston, MA — DukeEngage-Kakamega, Kenya