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Sanford and Duke faculty and staff play a critical role in Sanford’s student’s professional development. 

Interested in serving as a Sanford career influencer? Contact Us!

The Sanford Career Services Team invites Duke and Sanford faculty and staff to serve as an additional career resource to Sanford students and/or alumni. If you choose to become a Sanford Career Influencer, your engagement with students could take a variety of forms: discuss students’ career journeys, brainstorm about potential jobs or internships, take a look at their tailored resume, connect them with an alumnus or another resource, or anything you think might be useful. Your participation is completely optional, but would be very much appreciated by Sanford students. Once you complete this survey, your name will be featured as a resource on this page.

Please note, Duke and Sanford faculty and staff that currently serve as Career Influencer through the Duke Career Hub, may still want to serve as a Sanford Career Influencers as well.

Influencer Info


Nadia Chamberlin, PhD

Assistant Dean of Career Services & Professional Development

Dr. Nadia Chamberlin is the Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development of Sanford School of Public Policy. As such, she leads a comprehensive and integrated career and professional development center focused on Sanford students. Dr. Chamberlin is responsible for strategy, program development, implementation, and coordination of all career services and professional development activities for undergraduate Public Policy majors, Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of International Development (MIDP) students. She serves as a resource and connector regarding global public policy job markets for students, staff, alumni, employers, Sanford leadership, the Duke Community, and external audiences. Dr. Chamberlin manages staff, formulates and ensures the completion of office work plans and budgets. She contributes as an active member of the Sanford senior managers’ leadership team. Dr. Chamberlin's work includes individual advising, group programming, employer outreach, and connecting with alumni for career networking.

Dr. Chamberlin has served in the higher education arena since 2001 in numerous academic and administrative roles, including Associate Director of Employer Engagement and Recruiting with Career and Leadership for MBA and Alumni at Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Associate Director of University Career Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Assistant Vice President for International Education, Interim Dean of Student Development, and Adjunct Faculty Member at Upper Iowa University; Assistant Director for International Students and Scholars and Assistant Director of International Programs at University of Northern Iowa; and Academic/Career Advisor, Financial Aid Advisor and Adjunct Instructor at Hawkeye Community College. Dr. Chamberlin earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Iowa State University, her MA in Public Policy from the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Chamberlin is a recipient of several grants and awards, including 2021 North Carolina Career Development Association Outstanding Professional award, 2020 Student Affairs Assessment award, 2013 Fulbright International Education Administrators seminar grant, 2013 Germany Today special information program grant from DAAD, 2011 Cedar Valley Business Monthly 20 under 40 award, and 2009 City of Waterloo Human Rights Special Recognition Award. Dr. Chamberlin is a co-author of a peer-reviewed article, and she has had the pleasure of presenting at local and state conferences and leading a wide variety of training forums and webinars.