Abbas Benmamoun

Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Linguistics

Abbas Benmamoun provides leadership, guidance and oversight of university-wide strategies and programs to support faculty excellence.

Sherilynn Black

Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education

Sherilynn Black provides leadership in many areas, including support for pretenure and midcareer faculty, professional development for nontenure system faculty and mentoring.

Shana Lassiter

Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Shana Lassiter leads the planning, delivery and assessment of the Office for Faculty Advancement’s robust suite of initiatives.

Sarah Dwyer

Director of Communications

Sarah Dwyer leads a collaborative approach to communications for the Office for Faculty Advancement as well as the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Maria LaMonaca Wisdom

Director of Faculty Mentoring and Coaching Programs

Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Education

As a professional certified coach with the International Coaching Federation, Maria LaMonaca Wisdom is committed to helping Duke faculty flourish as researchers, educators, mentors and leaders.

Jennifer Goins

Senior Program Coordinator

Jennifer Goins provides leadership for programs and the planning, coordination and execution of special projects and events.

Maggie Elliott

Senior Program Coordinator

Maggie Elliott assists in the direct planning, coordination, budgeting and execution of a variety of programmatic activities and communications.

Jan Carico

Administrative Assistant

Jan Carico serves as the point person for the office’s day-to-day operations, coordinates travel, tracks expenses and manages calendars.