Academic Deans

Every student has an assigned academic dean. Your dean will work with you throughout your four years at Duke providing support and advice about university policy and requirements, and helping with other issues such as academic planning, course withdrawals, and leaves of absence as needed. If you are experiencing academic difficulties you should see your academic dean as soon as possible.

Major Deans

Milton Blackmon, Ed.D.

Milton Blackmon, Ed.D.

Academic dean for Continuing Studies and Visiting Summer Session Students. Graduate business school advisor and Graduate and Professional School Day Fair coordinator. Member of the ROTC Officer Education Committee and of the Global Education Committee. Schedule an Appointment Contact me »


Rachael Murphey, Ph.D.

Rachael Murphey, Ph.D.

Director of Program II, coordinator of the Graduation with Distinction Program, and dean for Trinity Transfer Students. Liaison for the social sciences to the DUS board.   Schedule an Appointment Contact me »


Alyssa Perz

Alyssa Perz

Director of the Cardea Fellows Program, prehealth advisor, and dean and academic advisor for the women’s basketball team and football players. Lecturer in Biology. Schedule an appointment Contact me »


Sarah Russell, Ph.D.

Sarah Russell, Ph.D.

Director of the Undergraduate Research Support office. Schedule an Appointment Contact me »


Claire Siburt, Ph.D.

Claire Siburt, Ph.D.

Prehealth advisor and liason to the Cooperative College (3-2) program for the Nicholas School.  Schedule an Appointment Contact me »


Sabrina Thomas

Sabrina Thomas

Ex-Officio member of the Undergraduate Teaching, Academic Standards and Honors (CUT) committee of the Arts & Sciences Council. Title IX liaison to the Office of Academic Affairs and member of the Sexual Assault Task Force. University liaison for Davis Projects for Peace. Adjunct Associate... Contact me »


Jenny Wood Crowley

Jenny Wood Crowley

Co-Director of the SPIRE fellows program and faculty director of the Baldwin Scholars. Adjunct Professor of History.  Schedule an Appointment Contact me »


Liguo Zhang

Liguo Zhang

Academic dean for DKU students at Duke in Durham. Schedule an Appointment Contact me »