Vice Provost Gary G. Bennett

Dr. Gary G. Bennett, vice provost for undergraduate education at DukeGary 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 six offices and programs (including academic advising, academic support, nationally competitive scholarships, merit scholar programs, study away, as well as vibrant co-curricular programs such as Duke Immerse) that enrich Duke’s undergraduate academic experience.  Dr. Bennett is a member of Duke’s Bass Society of Fellows, 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. To schedule an appointment, please contact Michele Jones below.   

Assistant to Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Michele Jones

Michele L. Jones
116 Allen Building
Box 90024
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina