Paula Gilbert


I serve as the academic dean for non-degree students (also known as Continuing Studies students) and all summer visiting students.  Administratively, I am the director/dean of the Duke Office of Continuing Studies and Summer Session and a volunteer advisor for the Academic Advising Center.

About me:

As a native of Mobile, AL, I came ‘north’ for graduate studies.  I received my Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and my Ph.D. in Religion (field:  American Christianity) from Duke University.  I live about seventeen minutes from campus in Orange County where I oftentimes see deer, foxes, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, owls, and bats in my back yard.  My husband, Stanley Hauerwas, and I are the caregivers for a geriatric Siamese of 18 years, along with birds of all varieties and caterpillars we hope will survive long enough to become black swallowtail butterflies.  In my free time I serve as the Assisting Pastor at The (Episcopal) Church of the Holy Family.


Office Location:   8 East Campus Union Drive
Campus Box:   90700
Office Phone:   (919) 684-5383, (919) 684-2621
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