Vice Provost Gary G. Bennett

Dr. Gary G. Bennett, vice provost for undergraduate education at DukeThe Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) oversees the delivery of a transformational undergraduate experience for all Duke students. The VPUE's primary role is to provide strategic vision and leadership for the many facets of the undergraduate experience, especially in integrating academic, residential, and co-curricular aspects of Duke life.

Gary G. Bennett, Ph.D., is the Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health and Medicine. He was appointed vice provost for undergraduate education in 2018. As vice provost, Dr. Bennett drives Duke’s undergraduate education strategy and leads curricular and co-curricular programs. He directs Duke’s Office of Undergraduate Education, which includes 10 offices and their numerous programs (including academic advising and support, nationally competitive scholarships, merit scholar programs, study away, student-faculty engagement and support for first-generation/lower-income students) that enrich Duke’s undergraduate academic experience.  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 committees to examine Duke’s undergraduate curriculum and develop the university’s strategic plan. 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 2002
  • M.A., Duke University 1999
  • B.A., Morehouse College 1997


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During the semester, Dr. Bennett will have office hours on Wednesdays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Please email Ms. Greene to schedule an appointment.