Board Members

Wesley Hogan

Director, 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.

Diane Britz Lotti

Board of Directors, Chair

Diane Britz Lotti is Chairman of American Capital Partners, an international investment company with investments in Europe, South America, and the United States.

Peter Lange

Board of Directors, Vice Chair

Peter Lange joined the Department of Political Science at Duke University in 1981 after a previous teaching position at Harvard University.

Linda Burton

Board of Directors

Linda M. Burton is Dean of Social Sciences and James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University.

William H. Chafe

Board of Directors

William H. Chafe attended Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude in history (1962), and Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D. in American history (1971).

Robert Fippinger

Board of Directors

Robert A. Fippinger was recently named Chief Legal Officer for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. He will be responsible for overseeing market regulation, communications, education and outreach, and legislative affairs.

Kimberly Jenkins

Board of Directors

Kimberly Jenkins currently serves as an active board member, angel investor, and coach to several early-stage companies in Durham/RTP and Silicon Valley.

Joy Kasson

Board of Directors

Joy Kasson is Professor of American Studies and English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her teaching includes undergraduate and graduate courses on visual culture and American Studies, American cultural history, and American literature.

Randall Kenan

Board of Directors, Fall 2002-Spring 2003 Lehman Brady Professor

Randall Kenan is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC–Chapel Hill. His first novel, A Visitation of Spirits, was published by Grove Press in 1989.

Dan Logan

Board of Directors

Dan Logan is president of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, based in Chicago, which funds projects in the arts and investigative reporting and for community organizing, education, and social justice, and oversaw the design and construction of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at th

W. Joseph Mann

Board of Directors

Joe Mann is a United Methodist minister who has spent most of his professional life in work related to Duke University. After serving as a minister in Wilmington, he went to North Carolina State University as a campus minister.

Thomas Mann

Board of Directors

Thomas (Tom) Mann is retired Associate Dean for Finance and Administration in Arts and Sciences and Trinity College at Duke University. He served in this role managing budgets and finance from 1982 until 2007, working with seven Arts and Sciences deans.

Charmain McKissick-Melton

Board of Directors

S. Charmaine McKissick-Melton is Associate Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University. She was previously at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

James Peacock

Board of Directors

James L. Peacock is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Comparative Literature, Co-Director of the Duke–UNC Rotary Center for Peace and Conflict, and Chair of World View at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his B.A.

Barry Poss

Board of Directors

Barry Poss is former President and Chairman of Sugar Hill Records, a company he founded in 1978.

Sally Dalton Robinson

Board of Directors

Sally Robinson is a lifelong resident of Charlotte. She has had a love affair with Duke University ever since she came with her family to Duke football games in the early 1940s.

Alan Teasley

Board of Directors

Alan B. Teasley holds B.A., M.A.T., and Ph.D. degrees from UNC–Chapel Hill. The Durham native recently completed a three-year stint as director of Duke’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program.

Kevin Tolson

Board of Directors

Kevin A. Tolson works in Brand Marketing Management for Unilever and is a current M.B.A. student at the New York University Stern School of Business specializing in Strategy.

Marie Washington

Board of Directors

Marie Washington has held senior financial leadership positions within the corporate and nonprofit sectors in New York City and San Francisco over her thirty-year professional career.