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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.



Berkeley S. Yorkery

Scientific Manager, Duke Center for Child & Family Policy

Berkeley Yorkery is the Scientific Manager for the Center for Child and Family Policy. In her role, Berkeley helps facilitate the development of new research, supports community partnerships, and works closely with researchers and faculty to disseminate research to policy audiences. Berkeley supports undergraduate and graduate engagement in research and policy through our Careers in Child and Family Policy speaker series, Morris Fellows programs, and research assistant program.


  • M.A., Public Policy, Georgetown University - 2005
  • B.A., Public Policy and Psychology, Duke University - 2001

Matt Bunyi

Director of Executive Education & Knowledge Partnerships

Matt Bunyi is the Director of Executive Education and Knowledge Partnerships at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Matt leads the implementation of executive education programming, co-directing and teaching in Sanford’s executive programs on monitoring and evaluation, development economics, and governance. In addition to executive programming, Matt leads the development of new research projects and knowledge products across a range of sectors. Matt previously managed research projects in India for Duke University, overseeing randomized field experiments and process evaluations on government cash transfer programs in India. Before his work at Duke University, he was a Policy and Training Manager at MIT’s Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia office in New Delhi, India. During his work with J-PAL South Asia, he designed and delivered M&E capacity building programs with government, non-profit, and donor partners throughout the region. He also worked with government partners to expand usage of evidence-based policy, focusing on health sector programs in South Asia.  He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in East Java, Indonesia. Matt holds a Master of Public Policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is proficient in Spanish, French, and Indonesian.


Stephanie Alt Lamm

Senior Director, MIDP Administration

Stephanie Alt Lamm directs operations and programs for the Master's of International Development Program, which attracts mid-career government officials and professionals from across the globe. Prior to this position, Lamm’s work in international education and development took her to the San Joaquin Valley of California, where she worked with migrant farm workers as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps; to Costa Rica, where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer; to New Orleans, where she honed her international education management skills at Tulane University; and to Japan where she worked as a teacher and international consultant to a local city government as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. In 2009, she was awarded the Sanford School Staff Excellence Award.


Susan E. Carroll

Managing Director, Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, Duke Center for International Development

Susan Carroll is the Managing Director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, overseeing its daily operations at both Duke University's Center for International Development and UNC-Chapel Hill's Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs. With a strong commitment to providing exceptional opportunities and support to Rotary Peace Fellows, Susan ensures the center offers a robust curriculum. Furthermore, she actively promotes the Rotary Peace Fellowship to attract outstanding candidates worldwide, encouraging them to pursue graduate studies in various disciplines such as international development policy at Duke and public health, education, social work, and global studies at UNC.

Prior to joining the Center in 2005, Susan dedicated over 20 years to the field of international humanitarian assistance, notably serving the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Her experience includes being the first UN Liaison Officer with the Allied Forces in Incirlik, Turkey, working with military personnel to protect and assist Kurdish refugees. Susan earned her bachelor's degree in geology from Wesleyan University and pursued graduate studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She also had a unique professional detour, working in residential real estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During that period of her life, she was part of the team that sold the house of culinary icon, Julia Child, in 2002.

Andrew Crowell Nurkin

Andrew Crowell Nurkin

Hart Associate Professor of the Practice

Andrew Nurkin is a Hart Associate Professor of the Practice with the Hart Leadership Program.  Andrew holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and an undergraduate degree in English from Duke University. At the Free Library, Andrew led public programs in the humanities, arts, and civic engagement for one of the largest public library systems in the country. He previously served as Executive Director of Princeton AlumniCorps, an independent, national nonprofit that builds civic leadership skills among alumni across generations. Over the course of his remarkably entrepreneurial career, Andrew has acquired a body of knowledge, skills, and experience that make him a wonderful addition to the Hart Leadership Program.

His academic training–which includes time spent in Hart Leadership Program classes working with founding director Bruce Payne — offers a powerful theoretical and conceptual foundation for project and community-based research, the very heart of the HLP’s mission and pedagogy. Since leaving Duke, Andrew has built a career developing innovative civic engagement programming at leading educational centers across the nation, including an alternative spring break program, a program to train emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector, a post-graduate public service fellowship, and a student-centered civic values initiative at Princeton University. He has piloted and implemented new ways of mentoring young leaders and the communities with which they engage, while tackling key systemic democracy challenges along the way through initiatives in prison education, civic leadership, and the interaction of the arts and social change.

A well-regarded poet, effective community organizer, innovative thought leader, and tireless program builder at Princeton and in Philadelphia, Andrew is a national leader rethinking what civic, political, and arts engagement should look like in the 21st century. “Through the arts, we train ourselves to listen to voices alienated from other structures of power and modes of speech,” states Andrew. “The arts give us truth and nuance that we do not find elsewhere.” For him, the entire vision of what the arts can do and of what leadership within the arts looks like has changed. At Sanford, he envisions plans to offer courses on leadership and the arts, where students tackle questions such as: what do we learn from the arts about leadership generally? what do the playwright, the conductor, the poet, the documentary filmmaker have to teach about leadership in different contexts? and, importantly, what types of leadership do the arts need now after 2020?”

As Hart associate professor of the practice, Andrew ascribes to a model of leadership that is about facilitation. “Facilitative leadership premises that groups and organizations already have the gifts and wisdom needed to address their challenges and fulfill their aspirations,” states Andrew. “A leader’s job is to draw that out through asking the right questions, through listening deeply, and through synthesizing perspectives into a shared, actionable, and resourced vision.” He is excited to meet the students that he’ll be teaching in the fall, through PPS 270: Lead the Way Durham, a course about community-based leadership and civic engagement in Durham; and PPS 415: Servant Leadership in a Democracy, the capstone seminar for Service Opportunities in Leadership.

Bruce W. Jentleson

Bruce W. Jentleson

William Preston Few Distinguished Professor of Public Policy

Bruce W. Jentleson is William Preston Few Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science at Duke University, where he previously served as Director of the Terry Sanford Institute (now Sanford School) of Public Policy. In 2015-16 he was the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. He received the 2018 American Political Science Association (APSA) International Security Section Joseph J. Kruzel Award for Distinguished Public Service. In 2020 he received Duke University’s Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Jentleson’s most recent book is The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from 20th Century Statesmanship (April 2018, W.W. Norton). His current book is Economic Sanctions: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2022). Recent articles include “Refocusing U.S. Grand Strategy on Pandemic and Environmental Mass Destruction,” The Washington Quarterly (Fall 2020); “Be Wary of China Threat Inflation,” (7/29/21), and “Biden’s Democracy Summit Was Never a Good Idea. But Here’s How to Make It Work,” Politico (12/5/21).

From 2009-11 he was Senior Advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director. Other policy positions include senior foreign policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore in his 2000 presidential campaign, in the Clinton administration State Department (1993-94),  as a foreign policy aide to Senators Gore (1987-88) and Dave Durenberger (1978-79).

In 2022 he is a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He also is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In 2020 he was the Desmond Ball Visiting Chair at Australia National University, College of Asia and the Pacific. Other research appointments include the Brookings Institution, U.S. Institute of Peace, Oxford University, International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), and as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Spain. He has served as a consultant to the Carnegie Commission for Preventing Deadly Conflict, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Assembly, the Atlantic Council, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has lectured internationally including in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. He is often quoted in the press and has appeared on such shows as the PBS News Hour, BBC, Al Jazeera, al Hurra, China Radio International, and NPR.

In 2009 he was Program Co-Chair for the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. He  was the longtime Co-Director and now Senior Advisor for the Bridging the Gap project promoting greater policy relevance among academics. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Political Science QuarterlyWashington Quarterly, Global R2P, and CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online). He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and was recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Harold D. Lasswell Award for his doctoral dissertation.

Deondra  Rose

Deondra Rose

Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of Public Policy

Deondra Rose is the Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy with secondary appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Department of History.  She is also the Director of Polis: Center for Politics and Co-director of the North">">North Carolina Scholars Strategy Network (SSN).  Her research focuses on U.S. higher education policy, political behavior, American political development, and the politics of inequality, particularly in relation to gender, race, and socioeconomic status.

Rose is the author of Citizens">… by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2018), which examines the development of landmark U.S. higher education policies--including the National Defense Education Act of 1958, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments--and their impact on the progress that women have made since the mid-twentieth century. 

Her new book, The Power of Black Excellence: HBCUs and the Fight for American Democracy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), examines the crucial role that historically Black colleges have played in American political development.

summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Georgia, Rose received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University, with a specialization in American politics and public policy.

Jennifer  Lansford

Jennifer Lansford

S. Malcolm Gillis Distinguished Research Professor of Public Policy

Jennifer Lansford is the director of the Center">">Center for Child and Family Policy and S. Malcolm Gillis Distinguished Research Professor of Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Dr. Lansford's research focuses on the development of aggression and other behavior problems in youth, with an emphasis on how family and peer contexts contribute to or protect against these outcomes. She examines how experiences with parents (e.g., physical abuse, discipline, divorce) and peers (e.g., rejection, friendships) affect the development of children's behavior problems, how influence operates in adolescent peer groups, and how cultural contexts moderate links between parenting and children's adjustment.

John Anthony Quinterno

John Anthony Quinterno

Visiting Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy

John Quinterno is the founder and principal of South by North Strategies Ltd., a research consultancy specializing in economic and social policy. He is the author of Running the Numbers: A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis (New York: Routledge, 2014). Over the course of his career, Quinterno has directed numerous applied research projects into matters of labor economics, workforce development, regional policy, social insurance, and postsecondary education, and his writings on policy matters have appeared in numerous publications. Quinterno holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Kenneth S. Rogerson

Kenneth S. Rogerson

Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Kenneth S. Rogerson is Professor of the Practice at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, and former Research Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University. He is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the Sanford Master's of Public Policy Program and the Director of Duke's Policy Journalism and Media Studies Certificate Program. He has served as chair of the American Political Science Association’s Information Technology and Politics Section and the International Studies Association's International Communication Section.

Rogerson earned a PhD in Political Science at the University of South Carolina, where his research focused on international relations, international communications and media policy issues. In his dissertation, he examined the evolution of U.S. foreign information policy. He has a Masters of Arts degree in International Relations and a BA in Journalism and European Studies from Brigham Young University.

During his studies at the University of South Carolina Rogerson won the Excellence in Teaching Award, and the journal which he edited, Global Governance, was named the Best New Journal in the United States in Business, Social Sciences and the Humanities by the Association of American Publishers.

Kristin Anne Goss

Kristin Anne Goss

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Professor Goss focuses on why people do (or don't) participate in political life and how their engagement affects public policymaking. Her current research projects focus on the role">… of philanthropic billionaires in policy debates and on the evolution of gun-related advocacy over the past decade. Her recent articles and books are here">here;. If you want a quick summary, here">here; are some podcasts, op-eds, and other media offerings. 

Professor Goss directs the
"Duke">">"Duke in DC" program, which provides select undergraduates with an immersive experience combining work experience and policy-oriented seminars. In 2017, she was inducted into the Bass Society of Fellows. See more about Professor Goss at"> />
Professor Goss has written or co-produced three books on gun politics and policy: The">… Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know, with Philip J. Cook (Oxford University Press, 2020; 1st ed 2014); Gun">… Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics, Policy, and Practice, co-edited with Jennifer Carlson and Harel Shapira (Routledge, 2018); and Disarmed">…: The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America (Princeton University Press, 2006, 2009). The latter book is based on her doctoral study, which won the American Political Science Association’s 2003 Harold D. Lasswell Award for the nation’s best dissertation in policy studies.

Professor Goss has also written widely on gender and politics. She is the author of The">… Paradox of Gender Equality: How American Women's Groups Gained and Lost Their Public Voice (University of Michigan Press, 2020 1st ed., 2013). The book documents and explains the surprising rise -- and even more surprising fall -- of American women's groups on the national stage. Systematically examining these groups' issue agendas over the last century, the book argues that public policy has profoundly shaped the nature and magnitude of women's collective voice in important national debates.

Professor Goss has published articles in journals including Perspectives on Politics, Policy Studies Journal, PS: Political Science and Politics, Interest Groups & Advocacy, Law & Contemporary Problems, Social Science Quarterly, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Politics & Gender, Women & Politics, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and the Fordham Law Review. She has also published chapters in major volumes on women's activism and interest groups. She is author of Better Together, the report of the Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America.

Professor Goss also is active in the Triangle Area chapter of the Scholars">">Scholars Strategy Network, which amplifies the voice of university-based academics in public policy debates.

At Duke, she is affiliated with the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism, the Hart Leadership Program, and the Duke Center for Firearms Law.

Before her appointment at Duke, Professor Goss taught American politics courses at Georgetown University and served as a consultant for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Her Duke master’s thesis explored the challenges facing voluntary associations seeking to stop the epidemic of gun violence in Washington, D.C., in the 1990s.

Professor Goss grew up near Denver, where she developed a passion for figure skating and animal welfare. Before entering academe, she was a Washington-based journalist for six years covering non-profit organizations and foundations for The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Nathan Adam Boucher

Nathan Adam Boucher

Associate Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

I am a Research Health Scientist at Durham VA Health System’s Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) and Duke University faculty at Sanford School of Public Policy, the Medical School, and the Nursing School. I am also a Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development as well as Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Core Faculty. 

I have extensive experience in clinical medicine (licensed physician assistant in critical care and emergency medicine), health care administration, health professions education, hospice and palliative care quality improvement, and community-based research. Challenges and opportunities at the intersection of social care and health care inform my research agenda. My collaborations across disciplines at VA and Duke and with community organizations have afforded me deep insights into the lives and challenges of community members and family/friend care partners.

My research has been funded by Veterans Administration, NIH, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, several foundations, and Duke University. Recent research includes 1) describing care partners’ social and health needs related to caring for older adults re-entering the community from prison; 2) designing and testing community health worker programs focused on older adults; 3) characterizing concerns care partners and people living with dementia have regarding the quality of care settings as well as emerging technologies; 4) systems approaches to homelessness among Veterans, and 5) defining and realigning training and employment for NC direct care workers serving in home- and community-based services.

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Philip Michael Napoli

Philip Michael Napoli

James R. Shepley Distinguished Professor of Public Policy

Philip M. Napoli is the James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy, Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research for the Sanford School.  He also serves as a Docent at the University of Helsinki.

Professor Napoli's research focuses on media institutions and media regulation and policy.  He has provided formal and informal expert testimony on these topics to government bodies such as the U.S. Senate, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Congressional Research Service. 

Professor Napoli is the author of four books: Foundations of Communications Policy: Principles and Process in the Regulation of Electronic Media (Hampton Press, 2001); Audience Economics: Media Institutions and the Audience Marketplace (Columbia University Press, 2003) (winner of the Robert Picard Award for the Best Book in Media Management and Economics from the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication); Audience Evolution: New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences (Columbia University Press, 2011), and Social Media and the Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age (Columbia University, 2019)  He is also the editor of Media Diversity and Localism: Meaning and Metrics (Routledge, 2007) and co-editor with Minna Aslama of Communications Research in Action: Scholar-Activist Collaborations for a Democratic Public Sphere (Fordham University Press, 2011).  Professor Napoli has also published over 50 articles in legal, public policy, journalism, and communication journals; as well as over 30 invited book chapters in edited collections. 

Professor Napoli's research has received awards from the National Business and Economics Society, the Broadcast Education Association, the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association, and has been cited in a number of government proceedings and reports.  His research has been funded by organizations such as the Ford Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the Center for American Progress.  His current project, funded by the Democracy Fund, is the News Measures Research Project, which focuses on developing new approaches to assessing the health of local journalism ecosystems, in an effort to identify the community characteristics that impact the health of local journalism.

Professor Napoli is a firm believer in engaged scholarship, and has engaged in research consultations and collaborations with a wide range of organizations, including the Federal Communications Commission, the New America Foundation, Free Press, the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council, the Center for Creative Voices in Media, Internews, the American Television Alliance, the National Association of Broadcasters, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.  He has been interviewed in media outlets such as the NBC Nightly News, the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Politico, and National Public Radio.

Thomas W. Taylor

Thomas W. Taylor

Professor of the Practice Emeritus in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Thomas W. Taylor is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He retired in June 2006 as the senior career civilian attorney in the Department of the Army, where he served as the senior leader of the Army legal community during extended transition periods between successive political appointees. He has provided legal and policy advice to seven Secretaries and seven Chiefs of Staff during his past twenty seven years in the Pentagon on a wide variety of operational, personnel, and other issues, including military support to civil authorities following the attacks on September 11, 2001, and during domestic disaster relief operations. His primary areas of interest include national and homeland security; civil-military relations; leadership; and constitutional and intelligence law.

He began his career as an Army officer trying criminal cases in Alaska and Germany, before serving as an Associate Professor in the Law Department of the United States Military Academy at West Point. As a Reserve Colonel during annual training, he acted as the Academic Dean at the Army’s law school, which provides training and continuing legal education for military and Government lawyers, and confers the LL.M. degree. He has lectured at law schools and professional conferences on national security law topics throughout his career and published notes and articles in law reviews.

He received his BA from Guilford College and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Fellow and a member of the Order of the Coif and North Carolina Law Review. Upon his retirement, he received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Department of Defense Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service, and the Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service. He has received four Presidential Rank Awards from the last three Presidents, as well as numerous military decorations, including the Legion of Merit.

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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 at Duke University. She leads a comprehensive and integrated career and professional development center serving Sanford graduate and undergraduate 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 human, financial, and facilities resources for the Sanford Career Services team. She contributes as an active member of the Sanford senior managers’ leadership team. Dr. Chamberlin's work includes individual student advising and group programming, employer outreach, connecting with alumni, and reporting to the Board.

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 awards and grants, including 2024 North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers Outstanding Professional Award, 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; a presenter and a co-presenter at state and local conferences; a facilitator and trainer of workshops and webinars.