Stephen Nowicki

Dean and Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education

Steve Nowicki, a Bass Fellow, is dean and vice provost for undergraduate education. He’s also a professor in the departments of biology, psychology and neuroscience in Trinity College, and in the neurobiology department in the School of Medicine. Nowicki holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tufts University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He joined the Duke faculty in 1989 and served as dean of natural sciences for three years before being appointed dean and vice provost for undergraduate education in 2007.

Nowicki is the author of numerous technical articles on neurobiology and behavior, co-author of “The Evolution of Animal Communication” (2005, Princeton University Press), author of “The Science of Life,” a video lecture series (2004, The Teaching Company) and author of “Biology,” a high school textbook (2008, Holt-McDougal).
Nowicki was named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 1999. He won Duke’s Robert B. Cox Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992 and was awarded the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professorship in 1999 in recognition of his distinction in both research and teaching.

Academic Leadership

Dean, School of Medicine
Dean, Fuqua School of Business
Dean of the Graduate School/Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment
Dean, School of Nursing & Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs
Dean, Divinity School
Dean, Pratt School of Engineering
Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy
Dean, School of Law
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Dean and Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Vice Provost, Faculty Diversity and Faculty Development
Vice Provost for Library Affairs
Vice Provost for the Arts
Executive Vice Provost for Finance and Administration
Vice President and Vice Provost, Global Strategy and Programs
Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
Vice Provost for Duke Kunshan University and China Initiatives
Vice Provost and Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Vice Provost for Research
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

University Administration

Vice President and General Counsel
Vice President, Administration
Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Vice President, Student Affairs
Vice President, Facilities
Vice President, Office for Institutional Equity
Vice President and University Secretary
Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations
Vice President, Alumni Affairs and Development
Vice President, Finance
Vice President and Director of Athletics
Vice President, Durham and Regional Affairs
President, DUMAC