Through the generous support of Audrey and Ken Weil, Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) initiative is partnering with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and the Education and Human Development Incubator (EHDi) to offer a Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellowship. Starting with its third cohort this April, this two-year fellowship is focused on supporting Duke faculty who are interested in incorporating social innovation and entrepreneurship into their teaching and work. Through the fellowship, each fellow is expected to develop and implement an entrepreneurial project designed to advance social innovation and entrepreneurship in relevant classes and/or community impact. For more information, click here.

2016-2017 Fellows

Dennis Clements, Director of Global Health Third Year Study Study Program and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine

Dennis Clements, Director of Global Health Third Year Study Study Program and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine

Dr. Clements is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine, Nursing and Global Health at Duke University. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Rochester in New York and completed his pediatric residency at Duke University. He completed his Pediatric residency training at Duke from 1973-76.

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Jun Yang, Professor of Computer Science

Jun Yang, Professor of Computer Science

Jun Yang’s primary research interest lies in the area of database and data-intensive computing. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University and B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.

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Emily Bernhardt, Professor of General Ecology, Field Ecology, Biogeochemistry, and Microbial Ecology and Member of The Bernhardt Lab at Duke University

Emily Bernhardt, Professor of General Ecology, Field Ecology, Biogeochemistry, and Microbial Ecology and Member of The Bernhardt Lab at Duke University

Emily is broadly interested in the capacity of ecosystems to retain nutrients and energy, particularly in the face of human accelerated environmental change. Her research primarily focuses on how ecosystem carbon and nutrient cycles are altered by climate and land cover change.

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Fritz Mayer, Professor of Political Science and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society Director of the Program on Global Policy and Governance

Fritz Mayer, Professor of Political Science and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society Director of the Program on Global Policy and Governance

Frederick “Fritz” Mayer is Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Environment at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Mayer teaches courses on the political economy of public policy, globalization and governance, political analysis, and leadership.

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Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Statistical Science

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Statistical Science

Mine is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.S. in Actuarial Science from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Her work focuses on innovation in statistics pedagogy, with an emphasis on student-centered learning, computation, reproducible research, and open-source education.

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Nancy Zucker, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

Nancy Zucker, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

Nancy Zucker holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duke Duke University Medical Center. Her clinical interests focus on developing novel treatments for individuals with eating disorders and children who struggle with weight management and integration of family members into effective treatment strategies.

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Anirudh Krishna, Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science

Anirudh Krishna, Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science

Anirudh Krishna is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. His research investigates how poor communities and individuals in developing countries cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness.

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Deb Reisinger, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies

Deb Reisinger, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies

Deb Reisinger is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies and Affiliate faculty in Global Health. As Director of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC), an initiative that helps students explore culturally-specific solutions to real-world problems, she develops courses in Arabic, French, Hindi, Mandarin, and Spanish in Global Health, Public Policy, and Environmental Studies.

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2015-2016 Fellows

Bill Adair, Knight Professor of Journalism and Public Policy and Director of DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy

Bill Adair, Knight Professor of Journalism and Public Policy and Director of DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy

Bill Adair is the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism & Public Policy and the Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

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Sherryl Broverman, Associate Professor of Biology and Global Health and President of WISER International

Sherryl Broverman, Associate Professor of Biology and Global Health and President of WISER International

Sherryl Broverman is the President of WISER International, a community development organization focusing on the social empowerment of girls through education and health.

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Jan Riggsbee, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Duke TeachHouse

Jan Riggsbee, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Duke TeachHouse

Jan Riggsbee is an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Duke University Program in Education and serves as Director of Duke TeachHouse.

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Helen Egger, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Division of Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience

Helen Egger, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Division of Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience

Helen Egger MD, a child psychiatrist and epidemiologist, is Chief of the Division of Child and Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience, Vice-Chair for Integrated Pediatric Mental Health and Director of the Duke Early Childhood Research Program in the Center for Developmental Epidemiology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center.

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Jeffrey Forbes, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Forbes, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Forbes is the administrative liaison for computer science, mathematics, physics, statistical science, the Information Science + Information Studies certificate, and the Decision Science Certificate.

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2014-2015 Fellows

Thomas Nechyba, Professor of Economics

Thomas Nechyba, Professor of Economics

Professor Nechyba conducts his research within the fields of public finance, fiscal federalism, and the economics of education.

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Wesley Hogan, Director of Center for Documentary Studies

Wesley Hogan, Director of Center for Documentary Studies

Wesley Hogan is the director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and teaches the history of youth social movements, African American history, women’s history and oral history.

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Steffen Bass, Professor of Physics and Associate Chair for Learning

Steffen Bass, Professor of Physics and Associate Chair for Learning

Steffen A. Bass joined the faculty of Duke University in 2000 as Assistant Professor with subsequent promotions to Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2012.

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Jody McAuliffe, Chair of Theatre Studies, Professor of Theatre Studies and Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Jody McAuliffe, Chair of Theatre Studies, Professor of Theatre Studies and Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Jody McAuliffe, Dramaturg, has developed and directed new plays at South Coast Repertory, Denver Center Theater, Bay Area Playwrights Festival at the Magic Theatre, Sundance Institute, Old Globe Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Mark Taper Forum, New York Theatre Workshop, and New York Playwrights Lab at the Public Theatre.

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Nimmi Ramanujam, Robert W Carr, Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies

Nimmi Ramanujam, Robert W Carr, Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, Dr. Ramanujam leads a multi-disciplinary translational research program focused on the development of novel optical technologies for noninvasive or minimally invasive assessment of breast and cervical cancer.

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Maurizio Forte, William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History and Visual Studies and Founder of DIG@Lab

Maurizio Forte, William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History and Visual Studies and Founder of DIG@Lab

Maurizio Forte, PhD, is William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. He is also the founder of the DIG@Lab (for a digital knowledge of the past) at Duke.

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Startup Connect Networking Fair

Join us for 4th Annual Duke StartupConnect! Students from all schools at Duke University are welcome to visit with startup employer…

Pioneering African-American Women in the Advertising Business

Professor Davis will present on her research into the history of African-American women who have worked in the advertising industry.

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