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While our faculty and staff members represent a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and areas of interest, they’re all dedicated to a common goal—supporting the Duke community in changing the world through entrepreneurial action.

Kathie Amato

KATHIE AMATO

Senior Lecturing Fellow
Phone: 919-257-0239 Email: kmamato@duke.edu

Kathie currently teaches in both Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship as well as in the Master of Engineering Management program at the Pratt School of Engineering. Prior to making the move to full-time teaching (which she loves), Kathie served as the senior strategist for education in Duke I&E, where she helped develop Duke’s undergraduate I&E certificate. She also served as an associate dean at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, where she managed the creation and launch of a one-year master’s degree program.

Kathie has an extensive background in higher education, marketing, and publishing. The link which ties her experience together is a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship. Before coming to Duke in 2006, she founded and managed a publishing company, AD Productions, Inc., and she was the founding director of Darden Business Publishing at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Kathie began her career in brand management with General Mills, where she managed the development of a number of new products, as well as General Mills’ entry into several new product categories. She also worked at AT&T in a range of marketing and sales management roles and served as vice president of marketing for a company specializing in office connectivity products.

Kathie has an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School and a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

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