Vice Provost for Finance and Administration

David Bowersox was named vice provost for finance and administration in 2024. He oversees all finance, human resources, and faculty affairs administration activities for the schools, academic service units, institutes and centers at Duke within the provost’s area and serves on the provost’s senior leadership team.

Bowersox was previously vice dean, finance and administration in the Duke School of Nursing, a position he assumed in 2020. He was the school’s senior financial leader for more than 20 years, with responsibility for oversight and leadership of information technology, application and web development, educational technology services, human resources, budgeting, facilities, marketing, student financial aid and risk mitigation. He founded and leads the unit responsible for TAMS, the Teaching Assignment Management System, software licensed to other academic institutions. He also developed and teaches an advanced finance courses to Duke graduate students.

Prior to assuming his role with Duke, Bowersox served as the chief financial officer for the largest children’s home care company in the nation, director of finance for a regional homecare company, and regional financial and revenue director for the nation’s largest home medical equipment and oxygen supply company. His career has focused on improving financial results, leading the creation of better processes and policies that support information technology and human resources for academic and healthcare organizations, and developing the people and other resources needed to manage the organizations for which he had leadership responsibility. 

Bowersox holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University, an MBA from the University of Houston and completed the Wharton Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Contact us

The Office of Finance and Administration is committed to service and support.  Please feel free to contact the office at 919-684-3501 or a member of the senior leadership team:

David Bowersox, Vice Provost for Finance and Administration

919-684- 4138 (office) 

919-306-5128 (mobile)


Paige Burton, Associate Vice Provost for Finance and Administration

919-684-3501 (office)


Scott Franklin, Associate Vice Provost for Financial Systems and Analysis

919-684-3514 (office) 


Kim Harris, Associate Vice Provost and Director of Academic HR Services

919-684-3501 (office)