DURHAM, N.C. — Judith Kelley, an expert on human rights, democracy and international elections, has been named dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, President Vincent E. Price and Provost Sally Kornbluth announced Thursday. As the Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science at Duke, Kelley has also been the school’s senior associate dean since 2014. On July 1, she will succeed Kelly Brownell, who is stepping down after five years as dean to lead the Sanford School’s new World Food Policy Center.
“Judith Kelley has distinguished herself as a scholar and a collaborative leader whose vision for education, discovery and service will continue the Sanford School’s momentum,” said Price. “Her detailed knowledge of the Sanford’s great strengths, and even greater opportunities for the future, will position Duke at the forefront of policy schools.”