Perdue to join Duke as visiting distinguished fellow

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 04:12 PM

Former North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has been named a distinguished visiting fellow at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy for the fall semester, Sanford School Dean Bruce Kuniholm announced Friday.

The appointment gives Perdue an opportunity to participate in the intellectual life of the school, to engage with Duke faculty and to share with faculty and students insights from her life in politics, Kuniholm said. Perdue also will serve in an advisory capacity with the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP).

“I’m delighted that the former governor will be with us next fall, as a resource for our faculty and students,” Kuniholm said. “Her extensive experience in state politics is invaluable. We envision her speaking with classes, interacting one-on-one with students and helping our professors better understand how their public policy research can influence policy making. At the same time, she will be able to explore her passions for education and technology with some of the nation’s best scholars on these subjects.”