Director, MIDP Writing & Communication Services

Dean teaches writing and communications courses for the Master of International Development (MIDP) program, which is administered by the Duke Center for International Development (DCID).

Dean has a M.A. (1988) in Languages, Literature and Social Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. (1986) in English Literature from Duke University. Prior to moving to the MIDP program, he was the founder and lead instructor for Duke University’s ESL Teacher Training Program, in their Continuing Education department. Other teaching experiences include three years as the curriculum coordinator and lead instructor at the Crossroads Language Institute, Kobe, Japan and two years as an instructor at the Metropolitan Career Institute in NYC. Throughout his career, his focus has been on culturally appropriate communication strategies, both in writing and speaking. He collaborates often with faculty, staff and student writers. He also serves as a consultant for a non-profit group, The Navigators, mentoring staff and developing materials. Dean is married to Anne Storelli. They have three adult children.