Board Members

Wesley Hogan

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.

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Amani Ahmed

Board of Directors

Amani Ahmed is a rising senior at Duke University, majoring in visual media studies and information science and studies. She served as a member of the Library Teen Advisory Board and a teen representative on the Board of Trustees for the Princeton Public Library and also served as chair of Teens4TASK (a soup kitchen in Trenton, New Jersey).

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Abbas Benmamoun

Board of Directors

Abbas Benmamoun is professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies and linguistics, and vice provost for faculty advancement at Duke University, a position responsible for providing intellectual leadership, guidance, and oversight of university-wide strategies and programs to enhance faculty excellence. He oversees faculty development programs, including programs to recruit outstanding and diverse faculty and to partner with schools, departments, and centers to enhance faculty success at Duke and promote a climate that values and celebrates inclusive excellence.

Linda Burton

Linda Burton

Board of Directors

Linda M. Burton is a former dean of social sciences and currently the director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology, and professor of public policy at Duke University.

William H. Chafe

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).

Lois Deloatch

Lois Deloatch

Board of Directors

Lois Deloatch has a nearly three-decade-long career in higher education, philanthropy, and the arts. After two decades as a fundraiser for Duke University, Deloatch served as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the NCCU Foundation at North Carolina Central University.

Robert Fippinger

Robert Fippinger

Board of Directors

Robert A. Fippinger, a resident of New York City, was a partner and senior counsel of the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, a law firm, until 2015.

Bernard L. Herman

Bernard L. Herman

Board of Directors

Bernard L. Herman is the George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, where he also serves on the art history faculty.

Kimberly Jenkins

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.

Jonathan Jensen

Jonathan Jensen

Board of Directors

Jonathan Jensen has been a serial entrepreneur in media, real estate, and energy, and is currently trading commodities and managing an asset portfolio while taking time off to raise his two young sons with his wife, Amy.

Randall Kenan

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.

Peter Lange

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.

Diane Britz Lotti

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.

Thomas Mann

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.

S. Charmaine McKissick-Melton

S. Charmaine McKissick-Melton

Board of Directors

S. Charmaine McKissick-Melton is associate professor and former interim chair in the Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University, and a 2017–18 NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Fellow.

Julie Morris

Julie Morris

Board of Directors

Julie Morris is a longtime leader and advocate for the arts nationwide.

James Peacock

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–Chapel Hill.

Benjamin D. Reese, Jr.

Benjamin D. Reese, Jr.

Board of Directors

Benjamin D. Reese Jr. is vice president of the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System, Duke University's Chief Diversity Officer, and is a licensed clinical psychologist.

Sally Robinson

Sally 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.

Kevin A. Tolson

Kevin A. Tolson

Board of Directors

Kevin A. Tolson works in brand marketing management for Unilever and is a graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business.

Marie Washington

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.

Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis

Board of Directors, Fall 2000-Spring 2001 Lehman-Brady Professor

Deborah Willis, Ph.D., is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies, where