Staff

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.

Whitney Baker

Web Design and Production Manager

Whitney is a writer, programmer and all-around multimedia storyteller with a passion for local, community-driven stories. She received a bachelor's in multimedia journalism and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, where she was also able to experience the glorious life of a theater technician, travel through South America and learn to make balloon animals. 

Kathryn Banas

Senior Development Associate

Kathryn Banas, Senior Development Associate at CDS, hails from a New Orleans suburb. She attended Sarah Lawrence College before transferring to Northwestern University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Communication Studies degree. 

Michelle Benham

Director of Marketing, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Michelle Benham is the director of marketing at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. With a background in nonfiction multimedia production, communications, and community outreach, she is interested in connecting people through storytelling.

John Biewen

Audio Program Director/Instructor

John Biewen is audio program director at CDS and host of the Center’s audio documentary podcast, Scene on Radio. During a thirty-year career as a public radio journalist and documentary-maker, he has told stories from forty American states and from Europe, Japan, and India.

Greg Britz

Associate Director for Operations and Finance

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. L205

Phone

(919) 660-3658

Email

gbritz@duke.edu

Harlan Campbell

Photography and Digital Arts Associate

Harlan Campbell is the photography and digital arts associate at the Center for Documentary Studies. He has a degree in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Allen Creech

Systems Administrator

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. B207

Phone

(919) 749-8278

Email

allen.creech@duke.edu

Jamila R. Davenport

Operations Specialist

Jamila R. Davenport is an emerging multimedia documentarian who shares narratives digitally across internet platforms. Born and raised in Durham, she graduated from North Carolina Central University ('98) with a B.A.

Alexa Dilworth

Publishing Director and Senior Editor

Alexa Dilworth is publishing director and senior editor at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University, where she also directs the awards program, which includes the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography, the CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing and Photography, and the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize.

Gail Exum

Business Manager

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. L206

Phone

(919) 660-3656

Email

gail.exum@duke.edu

Tamika Galanis

Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. L112B

Phone

(919) 660-3615

Email

tamika.galanis@duke.edu

Deirdre Haj

Director, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

At Full Frame, Deirdre implemented free year-round screenings, the “Teach the Teachers” program and lending library, “The School of Doc” and the “A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy”.

Alex Harris

Professor of the Practice/Hine Fellows

Alex Harris is a photographer, writer, and teacher. He has photographed for extended periods in Cuba, the Inuit villages of Alaska, the Hispanic villages of northern New Mexico, and across the American South. He has taught at Duke for more than three decades through the Sanford School, the Center for Documentary Studies, and the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Program.

Caitlin Margaret Kelly

Director, Power Plant Gallery

Caitlin Margaret Kelly is an artist, runner, and devout coffee drinker. She is Director of the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University.

Jenna Kruger

Social Media and Digital Projects Manager

Jenna Kruger is the Social Media and Digital Projects Manager at the Center for Documentary Studies. A native North Carolinian raised in Raleigh, she received her BA in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast and New Media studies from Elon University in 2013.

EB Landesberg

Program Director, Hine Fellows

Email

elizabeth.landesberg@duke.edu

Xaris Martínez

Assistant to the Director

Xaris Martínez (pronounced HA-ri'z) was born in California, grew up in Guatemala, and returned to the Golden State to work full-time at research libraries while getting a bachelor's degree in history at UCLA. 

Danita Mason-Hogans

Project Coordinator, Critical Oral Histories

Phone

(919) 260-8920

Email

danita.masonhogans@duke.edu

Marc Maximov

Continuing Education Coordinator

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. L304

Phone

(919) 660-3678

Email

marc.maximov@duke.edu

Quadiriah McCullough

Operations Coordinator

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. L115

Phone

(919) 660-3677

Email

quadiriah.mccullough@duke.edu

Lynn McKnight

Associate Director for Programs and Development

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. L203

Phone

(919) 660-3654

Email

llm@duke.edu

William Page

Coordinator, Documentary Diversity Project

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. L200

Phone

(919) 660-3666

Email

william.page@duke.edu

Dan Partridge

Production Co-Director, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Dan Partridge is the Production Co-Director for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. He has served as the Research Associate for The Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies, beginning in 2003. From 2000-2002, he was the CDS Exhibitions and Public Programs Assistant.

Liz Phillips

Communications Director

Elizabeth (Liz) Phillips is communications director at the Center for Documentary Studies. This is her second stint at CDS; in 1993, while working as a writer/editor at a government-issue government job in D.C., a friend told her about a new magazine starting up at a place called the Center for Documentary Studies.

Angie Potiny

Development Assistant

Angie Potiny is the Development Assistant for both CDS and Full Frame. She received her degree in Communications and Women’s Studies from UNC-CH.

Courtney Reid-Eaton

Exhibitions Director

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. L112

Phone

(919) 660-3664

Email

reideatn@duke.edu

Kate Rogers

Programming Coordinator, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Kate Rogers is the Programming Coordinator of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Prior to joining the programming department in October 2016, Kate was the Department Coordinator of Moving Image at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Lani Simeona

Production Co-Director, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Lani Simeona is the Production Co-Director for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Lani joined the Full Frame team in 2007 as Office Manager, became the Artist Services Coordinator and Communications Manager in 2011, and Production Co-Director in 2014. As Production Co-Director, she is responsible for festival and year-round ticketing, volunteer selection and training, filmmaker transportation and lodging, venue selection and build out, and technical and IT support. Prior to Full Frame, Lani studied film and theater at Florida State University and the University of Central Florida, was a tour guide and trainer for the Walt Disney World Resort, and spent 10 years in music retail management, merchandising, and music buying before making the move from Florida to Durham, North Carolina.

Chris Sims

Director of Undergraduate Education/Lecturing Fellow

Christopher Sims is the Undergraduate Educator Director at the Center for Documentary Studies and a Lecturing Fellow in Documentary Arts. He has worked as a photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and, at CDS, has coordinated the exhibition, awards, and web programs.

Sadie Tillery

Director of Programming, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Sadie Tillery is the Director of Programming of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Sadie joined the Programming Department in 2005 and became Director in 2008.

April Walton

Learning Outreach Director

Office

1317 W. Pettigrew St. L301

Phone

(919) 660-3670

Email

awalton@duke.edu