Director, OUE Research


Molly S. Weeks is the Director of Research for the Office of Undergraduate Education, providing leadership for research, assessment, and evaluation efforts in furtherance of our mission to deliver transformational educational experiences for all undergraduates.  Prior to joining OUE, Molly was a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke, and project director for the four-campus Student Resilience and Well-Being Project funded by The Duke Endowment. She received her B.A. in psychology with a minor in sociology from North Carolina State University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Duke University. As a psychological scientist with a background in human development, Molly takes a scientifically rigorous approach to understanding the factors that contribute to emotional and academic adjustment during the college years and beyond. This approach, coupled with over a decade of experience working with diverse stakeholders at Duke, facilitates the leveraging of data science to improve the undergraduate experience, as well as contributing to generalizable knowledge in higher education and psychology. Outside of work, Molly enjoys cooking, eating, reading novels, and spending time with her family.