Gary Bennett

Dr. Gary Bennett

Gary G. Bennett, Ph.D., Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health and Medicine, oversees Duke's Office of Undergraduate Education. The division delivers on Duke's promise of providing undergraduates a transformative education by providing resources and programs for students across Duke's four undergraduate schools: Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, the Pratt School of Engineering, the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Dr. Bennett was appointed vice provost in 2018.

Dr. Bennett is a member of Duke’s Bass Society of Fellows, a group of professors honored for both their excellent research and commitment to undergraduates. He is the founding director of Duke’s undergraduate major in global health, and has served on and co-chaired committees to examine Duke’s undergraduate curriculum, develop the university’s strategic plan, revitalize the undergraduate residential experience, and much more. His students’ course ratings have repeatedly placed Dr. Bennett in the top 5% of Duke’s undergraduate instructors.

Prior to joining Duke in 2009, Dr. Bennett served on the faculties of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 


  • Ph.D., Duke University  
  • M.A., Duke University  
  • B.A., Morehouse College  

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