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.
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.
Emily Durham is the founding Program Director of the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program (ACE). She graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in English and completed her master’s degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Pomona, she spent a year on a Fulbright Fellowship in Hongseong, South Korea, teaching English in a public elementary school while living with a host family and volunteering at a local youth center. Before coming to ACE, Emily worked for over five years at DukeEngage managing faculty and staff-led international and US-based programs and directing the DukeEngage in Seattle program. A North Carolina native and former student-athlete, Emily loves continuing to discover new places in N.C. from the beach to the mountains, cooking Korean food, and spending time outdoors. She’s made it her goal to attend every athletic competition offered at both schools at least once!
Headquartered at Duke University, Emily oversees all administrative and programmatic functions of the ACE program with substantial input from her counterparts at Stanford 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.
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.
Inga Peterson is the Associate Director of Operations for DukeEngage. She has been developing and managing programs and cross-functional teams at Duke for the majority of the past eleven years, five of which she spent as an assistant director for programs with DukeEngage. Most recently, she served as the Vice President for Campus Engagement for the Duke Alumni Association, where she was the senior administrator responsible for the campus-facing programs and functions of the 175,000-member Association. Prior to coming to Duke, Inga working in academic advising and student affairs at the University of Chicago, Harvard, and Boston University, and developed and managed international community development programs with the Academy for Educational Development, the Harvard Institute for International Development, and the United States Peace Corps. Inga lives in Durham with her son and Yorkie mix.
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.
Sean Tate joined the ACE team in the spring of 2020 as the program’s first full-time Program Coordinator. He graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Spanish studies. At Duke, he was a member of the Men’s Swimming and Diving Team. Sean is an alum of the ACE program, having taken part in the ACE in South Africa program in 2017 as an undergraduate at Duke. Before coming to ACE, Sean interned abroad for Global Vision International (GVI) in Puerto Morelos, Mexico where he worked with children in the Puerto Morelos area and taught lessons on topics including healthy living behaviors, environmental consciousness, English, physical education, and cultural awareness. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Sean enjoys playing chess, exploring the diverse North Carolina geography, and hanging out with former teammates in the Durham area.
Kristin serves as the point person for faculty-led group programs, supporting faculty and staff in program development and implementation. She also manages student recruitment efforts and collaborates on both student and staff training.
Kristin has a background in education and worked in admissions and program evaluation at the University of British Columbia for several years before returning to NC to coordinate faculty support and student development efforts for Duke’s academic service-learning program. She lives in Durham with her husband and her daughter and devotes her spare time to PTA fundraising and voter registration.