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.

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

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

Board of Directors

Lois Deloatch has a nearly three-decade-long career in the arts, philanthropy, and community service. As a professional vocalist and songwriter, she has appeared in concert throughout the United States and internationally and has produced five recordings as leader, including Roots: Jazz/Blues/Spirituals and Hymn to Freedom: Homage to Oscar Peterson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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.

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

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 A. 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 and finance.

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.