Engaged in matters of consequence.
These characteristics are embedded in the DNA of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The Sanford School of Public Policy is pleased to announce these faculty appointments for 2022-2023.
January 2022 Appointments
Alexandra Zagbayou graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2010 from its innovative leadership program known as APPLES. She has a remarkably wide set of experiences in the non-profit world, including organizational development, strategic planning, and leadership development. Alexandra joins the Hart Leadership Program thanks to a generous endowment for two professorships from Milledge A. (Mitch) Hart III and Linda W. Hart, who founded the Hart Leadership Program in 1986.
Fall 2022 Appointments
Robyn Caplan is a visiting assistant professor of public policy and a visiting research fellow in Duke Science & Society. She is a senior researcher at Data & Society Research Institute, an independent nonprofit research group and a founding member of the Platform Governance Research Network. She is also a visiting fellow at Cornell Tech’s Digital Life Initiative.
She received her PhD from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. She conducts research at the intersection of platform governance and media policy. Her research examines the impact of inter-and-intra-organizational behavior on platform governance and content moderation.
Her research has been published in journals such as Social Media + Society, First Monday, Big Data & Society, and Feminist Media Studies. Her work has been featured by publications like The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wired, NBC, and Al Jazeera.
Suzanne Katzenstein has been appointed a lecturer in public policy and is faculty affiliate with the Hart Leadership Program. Since 2020, she has been an instructor and writing coach with the Hart Leadership Program, teaching “PPS 259 – Women as Leaders.” Katzenstein received the Susan E. Tifft Teaching and Mentoring Award in spring of 2022, which recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching undergraduates and a deep commitment to the intellectual, professional and personal development of undergraduate public policy students.
Katzenstein’s current research focuses on business and corporate social responsibility, and human rights. Most recently, she was a research scholar and program director of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics and a visiting assistant professor at Duke Law School. Katzenstein has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.
New Program: Master of National Security Faculty Appointments
Admiral Dennis Blair
UNC faculty member, former Director of National Intelligence, former commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Command
Served in four presidential appointed positions
Frances Tilney Burke
Served in multiple roles in the Department of Defense
Lecturer and author retired from 22 years of active duty
Former GEOINT analyst and Chief of staff at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Cyber strategist at the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency
Foreign-policy analyst in the U.S. government
Senior Inspector at the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of State
Journalist for The New York Times who has received multiple Pulitzer awards
Faculty Leadership Changes
Endowed Chair Announcements
Jay Pearson has been named to the McLain Foundation Associate Professor Chair.
Deondra Rose has been named to the Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of Public Policy Chair.