Staff

 


 
 
 
 
 
Bashar Alobaidi
bashar.alobaidi@duke.edu
919-660-3033
102 West Duke Building
Bashar Alobaidi is the Staff Assistant at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. He provides information and personal assistance to visitors, callers, internal staff, and faculty regarding programs, policies, and services of the Institute. He assists in the arrangements of the Monday Seminar, Faculty Council and Faculty Study Group meetings. Bashar is originally from Iraq, having moved to the U.S. in December 2012 after getting his Dental Degree from Cairo, Egypt.


 
 
 
 
 
Jenny Cook
jennifer.cook@duke.edu
919-660-2408
107C West Duke Building
Jenny Cook is the Research Analyst at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She is working with the Rethinking Regulation Seminar and other projects. Prior to joining the Institute in 2011, she worked in Duke’s Department of Community and Family Medicine where she managed projects and produced academic journal articles and reports about translational medicine, community engagement and community engaged research. Jenny holds a B.A. in Print Journalism and Literature from The American University and an MPH from UNC-Chapel Hill.



 
 
 
 
 
Hilary Culbertson
hilary.culbertson@duke.edu
919-660-3181
107A West Duke Building
Hilary Culbertson is the Special Projects Coordinator at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering a wide range of programming within the Institute, including Advisory Board meetings, Bass Connections, Duke Immerse, and DukeEngage Dublin. A native of Kansas, Hilary first moved to the Triangle in 2005. She holds an MA in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina.


 
 
 
 
 
Michaela Dwyer
michaela.dwyer@duke.edu
919-660-2431
01E West Duke Building
Michaela Dwyer is a Stephen and Janet Bear Postgraduate Fellow in Ethics at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She assists with and develops a variety of programs across the Institute in addition to writing for the Kenan Insider blog. Michaela is a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and an alumna of DukeEngage Dublin. She holds a BA in English and a Certificate in Documentary Studies from Duke.



 
 
 
 
 
Christian Ferney
christian.ferney@duke.edu
919-660-3096
103 West Duke Building
Christian Ferney is the Student Programs Manager at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. He oversees many of the Institute’s cocurricular programs, chiefly Team Kenan and Project Change. He also teaches a course every fall as part of the Ethics, Leadership, & Global Citizenship Focus Cluster. A native of Portland, Oregon, he has lived in Durham since 2003. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Linfield College; he earned his M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) in Sociology at Duke University.



 
 
 
 
 
Dana Hall
dana.hall@duke.edu
919-660-3189
107D West Duke Building
Dana Hall is the Business Manager for the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She oversees the day-to-day financial responsibilities as well as manages personnel activities for the Institute. A native of Durham, NC, Dana has worked at Duke University in various administrative positions since 1979.


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Mekisha Mebane
mekisha.mebane@duke.edu
919-660-3042
103 West Duke Building
Mekisha Mebane is Student Program Coordinator at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She works with the Experiential Certificate Program, plans Focus field trips and other projects. Prior to joining Kenan in 2013, she worked in Duke’s Focus Program. A native of North Carolina, Mekisha holds a B.A. in Sociology from North Carolina Central University and a M.A. in Human Services from Liberty University.



 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Nye
nathan.nye@duke.edu
919-660-2431
01E West Duke Building
Nathan Nye is a Stephen and Janet Bear Postgraduate Fellow in Ethics at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. He assists with and develops a variety of programs across the Institute in addition to writing for the Kenan Insider blog. Nathan is a native North Carolinian and an alumnus of Project Change, DukeEngage Dublin, and Team Kenan. Nathan received his B.A. in English from Duke.




 
 
 
 
 
Katherine Scott
katherine.e.scott@duke.edu
919-660-3035
107B West Duke Building
Katherine Scott is Communications and Advancement Manager at the Institute. She oversees all internal external communications strategies, including web presence, social media, publications, and public relations. A native North Carolinian, Katherine holds a B.A. in Graphic Design and Art History from Meredith College and an M.A. in Art History from Rutgers University.