University Institutes and Initiatives

University Institutes and Initiatives

As the University’s chief academic officer, the Provost has broad responsibilities for advancing the education and research missions of Duke University.

University Institutes and Centers

Please visit each Institute’s website for information about any affiliated Centers

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Allen Song, Interim Director
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Timothy Profeta, Director
Kenan Institute for Ethics Noah Pickus, Director and Suzanne Shanahan, Co-Director
Global Health Institute Michael Merson, Director
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Deborah Jenson, Director
Social Sciences Research Institute Thomas Nechyba, Director

University Initiatives

Arts at Duke Scott Lindroth, Director and Vice Provost for the Arts
Bass Connections
Brain & Society Deborah Jenson and Leonard White, Co-Theme Leaders
Education & Human Development Tom Nechyba, Theme Leader
Information, Society & Culture Robert Calderbank and Hans Van Miegroet, Co-Theme Leaders
Global Health Mary Story, Theme Leader
Energy Lori Bennear, Theme Leader
Diversity Nancy Allen, Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Faculty Development
Energy Initiative Richard Newell, Director
Humanities Writ Large Srinivas Aravamudan, Dean of the Humanities
Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) Robert Calderbank, Director
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Eric Toone, Director and Vice Provost
Internationalization Michael Merson, Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Science & Society Nita Farahany, Director
Technology in Education Lynne O’Brien, Director