Creating a Community Where Diversity and Excellence Coexist
"In our increasingly interconnected world, our students must be able to understand and collaborate across the many dimensions of difference – of race and ethnicity, income, religious affiliation, national culture, and many more – to succeed." President Richard Brodhead, Duke Diversity Initiative
The Pratt School of Engineering is committed to being a diverse community of people with ideas and approaches that make a difference locally, nationally and globally. At the core of our diversity philosophy is a belief that multicultural learning is truly an integral part of our personal, social and moral growth--as individuals and as a university. This is particularly true for engineers who are charged with developing solutions, processes and products for all people. As a result, the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University embraces the vision that diversity in the classroom and in the laboratory--be it racial, ethnic or gender--generates better learning outcomes, better citizens, and better engineers.
From an engineering standpoint, some of the most exciting work is being performed at the boundaries of traditional disciplines by teams of people from different academic, professional and social backgrounds. The Pratt School intentionally strives to cultivate opportunities for diverse research teams comprised of faculty, students and staff of both genders who represent a wide array of backgrounds and experiences. Central to building diverse teams is promoting the inclusion of persons from traditionally underrepresented groups.
We are committed to:
- Increasing the enrollment of underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
- Recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff.
- Providing minority students, faculty and staff with the necessary support to succeed.
- Promoting an academic and social environment where diversity can flourish.
|William M. Reichert, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Diversity and Ph.D. Education
+1 919 660 5151(tel)
+1 919 660 5356(tel)
Assist Dean, Special Projects and Academic Affairs
+1 919 660 5213(tel)
Associate Dean for Education and Outreach Programs
+1 919 660 5139(tel)
Graduate Program Coordinator
+1 919 660 5206(tel)