Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Shana Lassiter serves as assistant vice provost in the Office for Faculty Advancement (OFA), leading the planning, delivery and assessment of OFA’s robust suite of initiatives.

Dr. Lassiter has enjoyed a multifaceted career in higher education administration, including roles in both public and private universities, driven by a commitment to fostering vibrant, inclusive environments in the academy. She first joined the Duke community as assistant dean for academic and student affairs at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Previously, she was assistant provost in Columbia University’s faculty advancement office, providing stewardship and programmatic support for the university’s faculty diversity and inclusion portfolio. Dr. Lassiter has also served in leadership and advisory roles in health professions and STEM education at the City University of New York and Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine, with a keen focus on supporting students from historically underrepresented groups.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Lassiter earned her Ed.D. in health education from Columbia University’s Teachers College; M.A. in clinical and community psychology from Georgia State University; and B.S. in psychobiology from Binghamton University (State University of New York).

Administrative Assistant: Jan Carico
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