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“Helpful Humans” is a listing of Duke staff, faculty, and alumni to help you navigate your interest in creative industries. Meet Helpful Humans…

This list is ongoing! Please email if you’d like to be added to this list.

Helpful Humans @Duke

Bill Adair

Professor of the Practice, Journalism and Public Policy
Associate, Duke Initiative for Science & Society

J’nai Adams

Assistant Director, Center for Multicultural Affairs

Chrissy Beck

General Manager, The Chronicle

Neal Bell

Professor of the Practice, Department of Theater Studies

Torry Bend

Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Theater Studies
Puppet artist, scenic designer

Hayley Broadhead

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

John Brown

Vice Provost for the Arts
Director of the Jazz Program
Professor of the Practice of Music

Laura Coutts

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

Katy Clune

Director of Communications, Duke Arts

Carol Dinh

Student Development Coordinator
Center for Multicultural Affairs

Kevin Erixson

Director, DukeCreate

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

Director, Duke Cinematic Arts
Associate Professor of the Practice, Art, Art History and Visual Studies

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

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

Caitlin Kelly

Duke MFA | EDA
Program Coordinator, Director of the Power Plant Gallery

Talya Klein

Writer, director

Laura Lane

Sector Director, Marketing & Media, Entertainment, Sports
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Scott Lindroth

Professor, Department of Music

Jody McAuliffe

Professor of the Practice, Theater Studies

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, Cinematic Arts
Advisor, Freewater Productions

Ted Mott

Duke MFA | EDA
Program Coordinator

Jules Odendahl-James

Director of Academic Engagement, Arts and Humanities
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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

Tom Rankin

Duke MFA | EDA
Professor of the Practice of Art and Documentary Studies

Martha Reeves

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

Ali Shumar

Operations Director, Rubenstein Arts Center

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

Mariana Torgovnick

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

Amy Unell

Senior Director, Duke Arts Engagement & Partnerships

Nina Wilder

Arts Administration Fellow, Duke Arts

Helpful Humans @NYC

Drew Neisser ’79

CEO & Founder, Renegade

Kathleen Kearney ’08

Director, Strategy & Account, Civic Entertainment Group

Karen Gottlieb ’89

Partner, Grubman Shire & Meisales, P.C.

Cassie Goldring ’15

Partnerships Manager, Events, Condé Nast

Amanda Jones ’12

US Marketing Manager, Affiliate and Influencer Partnerships, NET-A-PORTER

Jordan Rodriguez ’13

Product Manager, Data, Facebook

Martavius Parrish ’14

Teaching Artist, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Aruna N Inalsingh, MBA ’95

Marketing Consultant

Matt Giegerich ‘09


Chelsea Giegerich ‘09


Julia Zou ’15

Graphic Designer & Fashion Model

Helpful Humans @LA

Alex Elliott ‘16

Development Assistant, New Line Cinema

Mark Vahradian ‘89

Producer, Paramount Studios

Helpful Humans @DC

Lauren D. Menkes ‘83

Senior Counsel, Boyarski Fritz LLP

Helpful Humans @Chicago

Madeleine Lambert ’08

Actress, Teacher, Audiobook Narrator, & Arts Activist

Helpful Humans @Atlanta

Pola Changnon, ’85

General Manager, Turner Classic Movies

Erica Henry ‘94

Vice President of News, CNN

Je-Anne Berry ‘06

Executive Producer, Branded Podcasts, Pineapple Street Studios

Helpful Humans @London

Sarah Thorpe ‘06

Global SVP, Sales & Partnerships, FootballCo