Noah M. Pickus
Professor of the Practice

Noah Pickus is Associate Provost at Duke University, with responsibilities in academic strategy, global initiatives, educational innovation, and policy engagement. A faculty member at Duke for 25 years, he also serves as Senior Advisor for Academic Strategy and Learning Innovation at Duke Kunshan University, where he previously led curriculum design and faculty hiring. At Duke, he was formerly the Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Pickus has also served as Chief Academic Officer for Minerva Project, as Founding Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University, as Co-Director of the Arizona State University-Georgetown University Academy for Innovation in Higher Education Leadership Intensive Program, and as Co-Director of the Brookings-Duke Immigration Roundtable. Formerly a faculty member at Middlebury College and an American Council on Education Fellow at Franklin & Marshall College, his new book (with Bryan Penprase) The New Global Universities: Reinventing Education in the 21st Century is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. His previous books focused on immigration and citizenship, and he has written widely on innovation and globalization in higher education. He received a bachelor’s degree in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and a doctorate in politics from Princeton University.

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