Gibson-Davis named incoming Associate Dean for Academic Programs
On July 1, Christina Gibson-Davis will become Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the Sanford School of Public Policy, announced Dean Judith Kelley.
Gibson-Davis has been a faculty member at Duke University since 2002. She is a professor in the Sanford School, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology. She is a faculty fellow in the Center for Child and Family Policy and a research affiliate in the Social Science Research Institute.
Gibson-Davis served as the director of undergraduate studies at Sanford from 2018 to 2022. In addition to her leadership and teaching, her research footprint has addressed some of the biggest challenges in policy, including how to deal with the unequitable resources available to children and their parents.
“Christina has substantial leadership experience with Sanford’s undergraduate programs that will benefit all of Sanford’s academic programs,” Kelley said. “She has long contributed to the growth of the school, and I’m thrilled at this appointment for our students, academic programs team and our entire school,” Kelley said.
Kelley sincerely thanked Cory Krupp for serving as associate dean since 2018. After July 1, Krupp will continue in her role as Professor of the Practice and director of graduate studies of the MIDP program.
“I am very thankful for Cory’s leadership at Sanford for the past six years. She has provided leadership throughout the pandemic, the launch of new programs and expansion of our current programs. Always, she has led in full support of our students and teams to succeed. Cory has been a wonderful member of the school’s leadership team, and I am thankful for her many contributions,” Kelley said.
The associate dean oversees the academic programs of the school, including the undergraduate public policy major, the Master of Public Policy, the Master of International Development Policy, the Master of Public Affairs, the Master of National Security Policy and the PhD in Public Policy.