Jennifer Francis

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dr. Jennifer Francis is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Duke University and Douglas and Josie Breeden Doctoral Professor of Business. Prior to serving as Vice Provost, she served as the Senior Associate Dean of Programs (2011-2016) and the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty (2006-2009).

Dr. Francis earned a B.S. at Bucknell University, and after working at Price Waterhouse, pursued her M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. She joined the Duke faculty in 1999. Prior to coming to Duke, Francis was on the faculty at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Francis has taught core and elective MBA classes, in accounting and global strategy. She is the winner of over 15 awards for outstanding teaching. Her research interests focus on the quality of financial reporting and the relevance of financial reports to investors. She serves on several editorial boards, and has been a visiting scholar at a number of institutions throughout the world.

Molly Goldwasser

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Molly Goldwasser is the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. In this position, Goldwasser partners with colleagues across the University to augment academic and programmatic assessment and to assist with SACS accreditation and compliance. 

Goldwasser earned a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi and a Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt's Peabody College. Most of her work, research and education background centers around issues of access to and equity in education. 




Hunter Stokes

Assistant Vice Provost and Manager of Educational Compliance

Hunter Stokes is the Assistant Vice Provost and Manager of Educational Compliance in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.  In this position, Stokes manages Duke’s state and federal compliance obligations pertaining to the delivery of distance educational initiatives.

Stokes earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law.  Prior to returning to Duke, Stokes served as Legal Counsel for the Delaware Technical and Community College where his practice focused on regulatory compliance, contracts, and policy formation.




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Jennifer Francis, Ph.D.


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Duke Box 90005
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Molly Goldwasser


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Trent Hall Office 009
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Hunter Stokes


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Trent Hall Office 007
310 Trent Drive
Durham, NC 27710