Hillary Train

Hillary Train is program director at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. She oversees program implementation across the institute’s priority areas and is responsible for the planning and successful execution of KIE’s major events.

Hillary worked previously as the interim director of DukeCreate in 2022, a program offering free arts enrichment activities for students and staff. She has also coordinated research colloquia, concerts, and major conferences for Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts and has worked closely with Jeremy Begbie, Distinguished Research Professor at Duke Divinity School, to coordinate multi-year research projects and public-facing events. Prior to moving to Durham, Hillary was a program coordinator for Baylor University’s Interdisciplinary Core, an Honors College program serving over 700 students. In this role, Hillary recruited and advised students, coordinated program events, and liaised with faculty, administration, and students on all facets of university life – including assessment and retention; course development and curriculum equivalencies; and co-curricular enrichment opportunities.  She also taught a course for first-year students called “The Examined Life.”

John Biewen

John Biewen is a longtime audio journalist, documentary maker, and educator. He is the producer and host of the award-winning podcast, “Scene on Radio.”

“Scene on Radio’s” 2017 series exploring the history of white supremacy, “Seeing White,” and its 2020 series on American democracy, “The Land That Never Has Been Yet,” were each nominated for a Peabody Award. Biewen is also a two-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for outstanding coverage of the disadvantaged.

Before joining Kenan, he directed the audio program at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. Previously, John reported for NPR News, American Public Media, and Minnesota Public Radio. John is co-editor of the book, “Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound,” published by the University of North Carolina Press.

Jac Arnade-Colwill

Jac joined Duke and the Kenan team in August 2022.

As a Program Coordinator, they help facilitate and plan a range of Kenan programs for students and the public, such as The Ethics of Now conversation series, a Focus Program cluster for first-year undergraduates, and the emerging Prison Engagement Initiative.

Jac holds a BA in comparative literature from Barnard College. They have a commitment to and background in anti-carceral work and have worked for organizations in the nonprofit, legal and prison education fields.


Margaret Campbell Krause

Margaret Krause joined the Kenan team in May 2022.

As Kenan’s Development Representative, she manages the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the DukeEngage advisory boards and oversees development-related projects to advance KIE’s fundraising and engagement strategies.

Margaret earned a B.A. from Duke University with a double major in English and History. She has previously worked in the IT industry and residential real estate in Charlotte, NC. A native of Durham, Margaret is thrilled to be back at Duke and in the Triangle area.

Aaron R. Crouse

Aaron R. Crouse joined the Kenan Institute for Ethics team in January 2022. He holds a Master of Divinity from Duke University with interests in theology and ethics, political theology, and theories of justice. He has worked in higher education in various capacities at Duke with DukeEngage, Residential Life, and Bass Connections. Prior to joining Kenan, he worked as a student services specialist at North Carolina Central University. He is a native of Chicago’s southside, and currently lives in Durham.

Sarah Rogers

Sarah Rogers joined the Kenan Institute for Ethics as Assistant Director for Communications in December 2021.

She attended Duke University as an undergraduate, earning a BA with a double major in English and Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She studied abroad with the Duke in Berlin program, and, after graduating, she won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to Germany, and worked in a secondary school in Berlin. After returning to the United States, she continued her studies as a graduate student in the English Department at Duke University, where she TAed, taught undergraduate courses in academic writing and literature, and earned an MA. She earned a Certificate in Digital Communication from the UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism in 2020.

In her former position, as Assistant Director for Public Programs and Communications at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, she organized events and served as a central communications hub, writing web content and promoting engagement with labs, programs, and initiatives through newsletters, social media, websites, and other channels.