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Leadership & Board of Visitors

The Sanford School of Public Policy is administered by a Dean, who receives advice and support from senior faculty, staff and a Board of Visitors.

Faculty Leadership

Faculty Leadership

Kelly D. Brownell
Dean, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy, and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Judith Kelley
Senior Associate Dean, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science
Charles Clotfelter
Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Law; Director, Center for the Study of Philanthropy & Voluntarism
Frederick “Fritz” Mayer
Associate Dean for Strategy and Engagement; Professor of Public Policy, Political Science and Environment; Director, Program on Global Policy and Governance; Director, POLIS - The Center for Political Leadership, Innovation and Service

Staff Leadership

Staff Leadership

David Arrington
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Donna Dyer
Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development
Karen Kemp
Assistant Dean for Communications and Marketing
Linda Lytvinenko
Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Student Affairs
Robert Wright
Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors

The board provides advice and support regarding curriculum, programs, development, external relations and other matters. Board members also serve as mentors to students, sponsor interns, host events for students, assist in development and support programs to provide fellowships for graduate interns.

Matthew S. Cullinan, MA’90 (Chair)
Member Since 2005
J. Adam Abram P'07, P'13 (Chair Emeritus)
Chairman & CEO, James River Group, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Member Since 2000
Maya Ajmera MPP’93
President & CEO, Society for Science & the Public, Washington, DC
Member Since 2010
William R. Araskog ’82, MBA’83, P'12
Founder, Managing Member & Investment Manager, WRA Investments LLC, New York, NY
Member Since 2005
John W. Baker PPS'85
President and COO, Freedom Financial Network, San Mateo, CA
Member Since 2016
Alan Joel Bernstein PPS'86
President, Harper Management, West Hollywood, CA
Member Since 2016
Sarah J. Dahlgren MA’89
Entity Partner, McKinsey & Company, New York, NY
Member Since 2003
Justin Edward Fairfax PPS'00
Counsel, Venable LLP, Tysons Corner, VA
Member Since 2008-2014; Returning member since 2015
Michele C. Farquhar '79, P'13, P'16 (Vice Chair for Nominations)
Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, DC
Member Since 2012
John Ford ’74, P’13
Owner, J. Ford Media Consulting, Chevy Chase, MD
Member Since 2008-2014; Returning member since 2015
Lisa Guraya PPS'18
(Ex-Officio) Durham, NC
Member Since 2016
Rome J. Hartman III ’77, P'11
Television Journalist, CBS News, Washington, DC
Member Since 2011
Jennifer Hillman ’79, M.Ed’79, P’18
Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC
Member Since 2015
Jill I. Homan MBA/MPP'06
Co-Founder & Principal, Javelin 19 Investments, Washington, DC
Member Since 2013
Kenneth M. Jarin '72, P'17
Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Member Since 2013
Anjali Rani Kataria PPS'93
Chief Executive Officer, Mytonomy, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Member Since 2016
Karen M. King ’94
Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer, Silver Lake, Menlo Park, CA
Member Since 2011
Robin Daniel Lail P'94
Founder, Lail Vineyards, St. Helena, CA
Member Since 2014
Christopher C. Lam PPS'98
Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte, NC
Member Since 2013
David Graham Leitch PPS'82
Global General Counsel, Bank of America, Charlotte, NC
Member Since 2016
Kathryn C. Lieb ’69 P'03
Valley Forge, PA
Member Since 2004
Robert M. McDowell '85
Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP, Washington, DC
Member Since 2015
Dolly Madison McKenna '71, P'06, P'09
Founder, Liberty Tree, Washington, DC
Member Since 2012
Bruce Hardy McLain '76, P'18
Retired Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners, London, UK
Member Since 1987
Estuardo Pineda MIDP'17 candidate
(Ex-Officio) Durham, NC
Member Since 2016
Laurence F. Pulgram '80
Partner, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA
Member Since 2013
Karey Quarton MPP'17 candidate
(Ex-Officio) Durham, NC
Member Since 2016
Sean Reilly P'20
Chief Executive Officer, Lamar Advertising, Baton Rouge, LA
Member Since 2016
Lee Harriss Roberts ’90
Managing Director, SharpVue Capital, Raleigh, NC
Member Since 2005
Andrew S. Rosen '82, P'15
Chairman & CEO, Kaplan Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Member Since 2012
Dr. Marcelle Abell Rosen (BS'85, P'15)
Private practice, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Member Since 2012
Charles A. Sanders, MD (Chair Emeritus)
Chair & CEO (retired), Glaxo Inc., Durham, NC
Member Since 1997
Nancy M. Schlichting ’76
President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
Member Since 2004
Michael J. Schoenfeld '84
(Ex-Officio) Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, Duke University, Durham, NC
Member Since 2008
Douglas G. Scrivner ’73
General Counsel & Secretary (Retired), Accenture, Los Altos, CA
Member Since 1991
Ying Shi, Public Policy PhD Candidate
(Ex-Officio) Durham, NC
Member Since 2013
Samuel K. Skinner P'16
Of Counsel & Chair, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Chicago, IL
Member Since 2013
Michael J. Sorrell MPP'90, JD'94
President, Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX
Member Since 2012
Michael R. Steed P'06, P'14
Founder & Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group, Washington, DC
Member Since 2003
Rachel Kaganoff Stern MPP’90
President, Junior Statesmen Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Member Since 2015
Hardy Vieux '93
Legal Director, Human Rights First, Washington, DC
Member Since 2013
John K. Villa '70, P'17
Senior Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC
Member Since 2013
Samuel D. Walker PPS’80
Global Chief People and Legal Officer, Molson Coors Brewing Company, Denver, CO
Member Since 2015
James D. Wareham P'15, P'18
Partner & Chair of Litigation Department; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington, DC
Member Since 2011
John B. White, Jr. P'03
Senior Consultant, The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, GA
Member Since 1998
Robin Wiessmann P'17
Secretary of Banking and Securities, Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, Newtown, PA
Member Since 2013