New Faculty Orientation 2023

Welcoming All New Faculty to the Duke Community

Friday, October 6
Ballroom, JB Duke Hotel

President Price and Provost Gallimore will share remarks during the program, and faculty colleagues and key campus leaders will introduce new faculty to the many resources and opportunities available across the University.



8 a.m. 

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Vincent Price, President

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.


8:40 a.m.

Introduction to Duke University

Abbas Benmamoun, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Maria LaMonaca Wisdom, Director of Faculty Mentoring and Coaching Programs

8:40 a.m. - 9 a.m.


9 a.m.

Advancement and Promotion


Abbas Benmamoun, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement


Matthew Becker, Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Luciana Fellin, Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies

Esther Kim Lee, Frances Hill Fox Professor of Theater Studies

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.


9:40 a.m.

A Strong Start to Teaching and Engaging Your Students


Sherilynn Black, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement


Jed Atkins, E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Classical Studies

Eileen Chow, Associate Professor of the Practice in Chinese and Japanese Cultural Studies

John Klingensmith, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The Graduate School

Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost and Vice President of Student Affairs

Candis Watts Smith, Interim Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.


10:40 a.m.


10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.


10:50 a.m.

Research and Interdisciplinary Opportunities


Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies


Mary Frances Luce, Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation

Joseph Salem, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs

10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.


11:20 a.m.

The First Year Experience


Sherilynn Black, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement


Pranam Chatterjee, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Chantell Evans, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Polly Ha, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity

11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.


11:50 a.m.

Closing Remarks

Alec Gallimore, Provost

11:50 a.m. - 12 p.m.


12 p.m.

Networking Lunch and Resource Fair

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.