Valerie S. Ashby, Ph.D., Dean of Trinity College

Closing our Year of Celebration - 50 Years of Black Faculty Scholarship

December 19, 2017

As a final contribution to the celebration of 50 years of Black faculty scholarship in Trinity College, we commissioned several videos to share and preserve parts of our history. I extend my personal thank you to each and every one of our Black faculty members for what they bring to Duke, to our students, and to our community. The events of our year of celebration are archived as a permanent part of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences web presence.

Valerie S. Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

The Art Historian and the Physicist - Video

Two of Trinity's senior Black faculty members, physicist Calvin Howell and art historian Richard Powell, talk about their careers and experiences. Watch


Generations video image

In this video, English Professor Emeritus Karla Holloway talks with her daughter Ayana Arce, associate professor of physics, about how far we've come as a diverse academic community. Watch

Learning to Lead video

Political scientist Paula McClain, dean of the graduate school and vice provost for graduate education, talks about her experiences as a faculty leader in university administration. Cultural anthropologist Lee D. Baker, former dean of academic affairs and associate vice provost of undergraduate education, reflects on his career path and mentoring. Watch