The faculty at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy have earned national and international recognition for excellence in research, policy engagement and teaching.
Sanford has a diverse mix of academic scholars and professors of the practice whose practical experience in top leadership roles enhances the classroom experience.
Faculty members collaborate across disciplines to explore questions relating to income inequality, obesity and hunger, energy policy, child neglect and abuse, access to health care, democratization, foreign policy and global concerns.
Research & Practice Professors
Members of National Academies & American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Hold distinguished chairs
M. Kate Bundorf – J. Alexander McMahon Distinguished Professor
William A. Darity – Samuel DuBois Cook Professor
Kenneth A. Dodge – William McDougall Professor
Lisa Gennetian – Pritzker Professor of Early Learning
Bruce Jentleson – William Preston Few Professor
Judith Kelley – ITT/Terry Sanford Professor
Anirudh Krishna – Edgar T. Thompson Professor
Jennifer Lansford - S. Malcolm Gillis Distinguished Research Professor
Manoj Mohanan- Creed C. Black Professor of Public Policy (Bass)
Phil Napoli – James K. Shepley Professor
Subhrendu Pattanayak – Oak Foundation Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy
Jay A. Pearson – H.M. Foundation Associate Professor
Vincent E. Price – Walter Hines Page University Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Deondra Rose - Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of Public Policy (Bass)
Jennifer Siegel – Bruce Kuniholm Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy
Peter A. Ubel – Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business Administration
National Academy of Medicine
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
National Academy of Public Administration
American Academy of Political and Social Science
Faculty members lead interdisciplinary centers within the Sanford School, including:
- Duke Center for Child and Family Policy
- DeWitt Center for Media and Democracy
- Hart Leadership Program
- World Food Policy Center
- Duke Center for International Development (DCID). Through DCID, Sanford offers international policy consulting services and executive education to international mid-career professionals.
Sanford Faculty Guide
The Sanford School faculty have earned national and international recognition for excellence in research, policy engagement and teaching. We have a diverse mix of academic scholars and professors of the practice whose practical experience in top leadership roles enhances the classroom experience.