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Helpful Humans @Duke is a listing of professionals who work in the arts at Duke. Here you can find Duke staff, faculty, and alumni to help you navigate your interest in creative industries.

Illustrations by Bill Thelen.

The following helpful humans @Duke work in creative industries. This list is on-going! Please email DEMAN@duke.edu if you’d like to be added to this list!

Bill Adair

Professor of the Practice, Journalism and Public Policy
Director, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy
Associate, Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Chrissy Beck

General Manager, The Chronicle Duke University

Neal Bell

Professor of the Practice, Department of Theater Studies

Torry Bend

Chair, Theater Studies, Duke University
Puppet artist, scenic designer

Hayley Broadhead

Academic Research & Internship Coordinator, Duke Global Education Office (GEO)

Leanne Brown

Assistant Director, Career Counselor, Duke Career Center
Portfolio Area: Arts, Media, Entertainment & Sports

Laura Coutts

Assistant Director, Career Counselor, Duke Career Center
Portfolio Area: Graduate Student Career Services

Katy Clune

Arts Communications Specialist, Duke Arts

Dan Ellison

Lecturing Fellow, Theater Studies
Arts Attorney
Advisor, Hoof ‘n’ Horn

Michael Faber

Co-Lab Program Manager
Graphic Designer

Bill Fick

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Co-director, Supergraphic, a printmaking studio

Josh Gibson

Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Director, Arts of the Moving Image Program

Rachel Goodwin 

Graphic Designer & Web Content Manager
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

George Grody

Lecturing Fellow, Markets & Management Studies

Susan George James

Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Sanford School of Public Policy

Wesley Hogan

Director, Center for Documentary Studies

Wendy Hower

Director of Engagement and Marketing
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Shambhavi Kaul

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Filmaking of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Advisor for FORM Magazine

Talya Klein

Writer, director

Madeleine Lambert

Assistant Director, Duke in Chicago program
Actress, teacher, audiobook narrator, and arts activist

Laura Lane

Sector Director, Marketing & Media, Entertainment, Sports
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
laura.lane@duke.edu

Scott Lindroth

Vice Provost for the Arts
Professor, Department of Music

Jody McAuliffe

Professor of the Practice, Theater Studies
Director, Duke in Chicago program

Julia McHugh

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History
Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Steve Milligan

Lecturing Fellow, Arts of the Moving Image
Advisor, Freewater Productions
Coordinator, AMI Filmcraft Workshop Series

Eric Oberstein

Director, Duke Performances
Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Jules Odendahl-James

Director of Academic Engagement, Arts and Humanities
Click here to make an appointment.
Adjunct Instructor of Theater Studies
Co-Director, Story+

Karen Price

Director, Duke in LA program
Instructor, Center for Documentary Studies

Ellen Raimond

Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Martha Reeves

Professor of the Practice, Sociology
Director, Markets and Management Studies

Alex Sanchez Bressler

Arts Administration Fellow, Duke Arts

Chris Sims

Director of Undergraduate Education, Center for Documentary Studies
Lecturing Fellow, Fall 2017 Lehman Brady Fellow

Jed Simmons

Visiting Professor of the Practice, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Shelley Stonecipher

Associate Director, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy

Jeff Storer

Professor of the Practice, Theater Studies
Artistic Director, Manbites Dog Theater

Mariana Torgovnick

Professor, English
Director, Duke in NY: Arts and Media

Amy Unell

Director, Duke Arts Engagement & Partnerships
Adjunct Instructor: Adjunct Instructor of Journalism and Public Policy