Kimberly Dorman

Kimberly Dorman is the Administrative Coordinator for the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.  She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with 10 + years of experience in Program/Administrative Coordination; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordination; and Financial Management.  In her spare time, she likes to participate in community activities, watch sports, and spend time with her family.  She is excited to bring her talents to the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Laura Pinto-Coelho

Laura joined the Kenan Institute for Ethics in November 2023.

As Research Associate, she supports new institute collaborations at Duke University, particularly with the Native American Studies Initiative (NASI), and provides event support. She also serves as editorial assistant for Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, which as of 2023 has its editorial home at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Previously, Laura spent nine years at UNC-Chapel Hill, the last six of which she worked on the development team at Carolina Performing Arts (CPA), one of the nation’s Major University Presenters. Laura is a graduate of Davidson College, and she lives in Durham.

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.

Dagny Edison

Dagny Edison joined the Kenan Institute for Ethics in May 2024 as a Program Coordinator. In this role she supports a variety of undergraduate initiatives including the What Now? program, the Ethics and Society Certificate, and the Ethics and Global Citizenship LLC.

Before joining the Kenan team, Dagny worked as a Project Director for the Project Change orientation program at Duke, and she worked as a K-12 tutor for over four years. She earned her BA from Duke University in Political Science with a minor in Classical Civilizations, and is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jac Arnade-Colwill

Jac joined Duke and the Kenan team in August 2022.

As a Program Coordinator, they support programs including the Prison Engagement Initiative, Democracy and the Politics of American Higher Education, The Ethics of Now, and Focus.

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 focusing on prison education and criminal legal system reform.