Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of Administrative and Community Support Services
Deb Johnson is the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of Administrative and Community Support Services. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Toledo as well as master’s degrees in College Student Personnel and in Education Administration along with a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from Bowling Green State University. Deb spent 18 years as a financial aid administrator in Ohio before coming to Duke to serve as the Assistant Dean of Medical Education in the School of Medicine. She moved to the Provost’s Office in 2003 where she launched the Student Service Center and the DukePass student portal in 2004. She directs the Winter Forums, coordinates the logistics for the Spring Breakthrough program, assists with new student communications (the Blue Book, the New Student Checklist and the Senior Checklist) and manages the MyDuke web application for students. Deb also works with programs and efforts involving interaction between faculty and students, and in this capacity, manages the Faculty-in-Residence, FLUNCH and FINvite programs. Additionally, she serves as a College Advisor, a University Marshall and a member of the Undergraduate Conduct Board. Deb enjoys working out, walking or biking along the Woodcroft trails, scrapbooking, reading, watching movies and good wine (preferably white).