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Welcome, New Faculty!

New faculty members contribute to the depth and dynamism of our academic community. Browse the list of new faculty below and learn more about them and their areas of expertise. Please take the time to reach out and welcome them to Duke and to the community.

The Office for Faculty Advancement is committed to serving all Duke faculty and providing them with the resources and support needed to succeed and thrive, and we invite you to take advantage of the resources and programs our office provides. These include our Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) workshop series, our programs and initiatives, and our best practices on inclusive teaching, mentoring, promotion and tenure.

Information provided by the Office of Institutional Research includes regular rank faculty with start dates of July 2022 or later, plus off-cycle hires since last year’s list. Some are not new to Duke; their inclusion reflects recent appointment as regular rank faculty, or a return to Duke. Start dates are July 1, 2022 unless otherwise noted.

Fuqua School of Business

Law School

Nicholas School of the Environment

  • John Virdin, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Marine Science & Conservation

Pratt School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Sanford School of Public Policy

School of Medicine


  • Shuo Han, Assistant Professor, 9/1/22 start date 

Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Cell Biology



Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


Population Health Sciences

School of Nursing

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

African & African American Studies

  • Denise da Silva, Professor, 1/1/23 start date

Art, Art History & Visual Studies



Computer Science

Cultural Anthropology


Evolutionary Anthropology

Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies




Romance Studies


Theater Studies

Thompson Writing Program

University Institutes

  • Yakut Gazi, Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute, 7/29/22 start date (see related article)
  • Anne Whisnant, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute