A vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars, students, and practitioners dedicated to understanding the moral challenges of our time and creating scholarly frameworks, policy, and practice to address them.
Bashar Alubaidi serves as the assistant to the Director and is the payroll representative of the Institute. He provides information and personal assistance to visitors, callers, internal staff, and faculty regarding KIE programs, policies, and services. He assists in the arrangements of the Faculty Council meetings. Bashar is originally from Iraq, having moved to the United States in December 2012 after earning his DDS in Cairo, Egypt.
Jeremy Buotte provides support for the Human Rights, Global Migration, Religions and Public Life, and Technically Right programs at the Kenan Institute, as well as manages the Ethics Book Clubs for Staff. He holds a B.A. in Rights, Religion and Law from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in Ethics from Yale University.
Christian Ferney oversees university-wide ethics initiatives, ethics curriculum development, and the KIE alumni network. In a previous role, he managed many of the Institute’s co-curricular programs, such as Team Kenan and Project Change. A native of Portland, Oregon, he has lived in Durham since 2003. He holds a BA in sociology from Linfield College and an MA (2005) and PhD (2009) in sociology from Duke University.
Ada Gregory develops a variety of KIE programs related to student life and community engagement, runs the DukeEngage in New York program, and facilitates faculty involvement in projects across the Institute's portfolio. Ada graduated from Duke (BA/MA) and went on to work at the state and local levels for 20 years influencing policy and practice related to victims' rights, violence against women, and criminal justice reform. She returned to Duke in 2006 and worked in several capacities, including as director of the Duke Women’s Center and chief administrator for the university’s signature institutes and initiatives, before joining the Kenan Institute for Ethics in 2018.
Assistant Director of Operations, Kenan Institute for Ethics
Dana Hall serves as part of the Institute's senior leadership team, providing strategic administrative and programmatic direction, including overall administrative management and coordination of a variety of business-related functions such as finance, budget, personnel, space and facilities, planning grant administration, and policy interpretation.
Manda Hufstedler provides support for the Ethics & Society Certificate program and the Ethics and Global Citizenship Living/Learning Community, manages the ethics film series, and serves as the assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Study for Ethics. She holds a BA in English from Duke University (T’18) and is an avid bibliophile, photographer, and macaroni and cheese enthusiast.
Gair McCullough works with undergraduate certificates, Reimagine Medicine, Virtues & Vocations, What Now, and other programs at KIE. Before Duke, she worked in youth ministry, education, and entrepreneurship, always with a focus on youth empowerment and flourishing. Gair earned a BA in English at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain scholar, an MA in Teaching (UNC-Chapel Hill) and an MA in Christian Practice (Duke Divinity School). She starts the day with coffee and Sudoku, and the week with the NYT Sunday crossword.
Erin Collazo Miller works on Virtues & Vocations, an initiative to consider how to cultivate character in professional education. She earned a BA in English at Duke University and studied theology at Regent College.
Niall Schroder is a Senior from Durham, North Carolina studying Computer Science and Theater Studies. Outside of the /kenan-ethics/Communications/ directory you can hear him going flat onstage with Hoof 'n' Horn and Speak of the Devil, botching a punchline in the writing room with Inside Joke, or crushing the hopes and dreams of starry-eyed freshmen who just missed their second tent check in K-Ville.