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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.

Our Team

Duke I&E’s staff serves to educate, support, and connect Duke’s innovation system, as well as forging connections with Duke’s partners and the Durham community.


Matthew T.A. Nash

Managing Director for Social Entrepreneurship


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Dave Neal

Special Advisor

Duke Angel Network

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Howie Rhee

Managing Director

Student Programs


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David T. Robinson

Director of Research


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Sarah Morrison

Communications Manager


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Kurt Schmidt

Managing Director

Duke Angel Network

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Sharlini Sankaran

Director, Translational Programs

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Alice Smith

Program Coordinator, Administration


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Amy Unell

Senior Director, Arts Engagement & Partnerships


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Andrea Luteran Yackenovich

Managing Director for Operations


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