Milton Blackmon, Ed.D.
As an academic dean, I support students who live or lived in Epworth and Randolph Houses. I am the graduate business school advisor. I am the academic dean and college advisor for visiting international students. I co-coordinate the Scholarship Pipeline Initiative. I assist in developing ways to improve Duke’s national ranking. I oversee the biennial Graduate and Professional School Day Fair. I am a member of the ROTC Officer Education Committee; a member of the Student Veteran Networking Program; and a member of the Religious Life Committee serving as the faculty advisor to the Adventist Christian Fellowship student group.
I grew up in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating from high school, I joined the U.S. Army and served three years. I then attended Oakwood University where I received a B.A. degree in Religion. I taught English for three years in Japan. I received my master’s degree in Educational Administration from Fayetteville State University and a doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Akron where I worked for eleven years. I have lived in Durham for many years with my wife. We have two sons. I am an ordained minister and on weekends I serve as a volunteer chaplain at Duke Hospital.