Welcome to the Nicholas School!

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The Nicholas School Student Services team cordially welcomes you to the Nicholas School of the Environment and Duke University communities. The Student Services team is co-located on the Durham and Duke Marine Lab Beaufort campuses.  We will work with you throughout your academic career on matters related to career and professional development, course registration, graduation requirements, executive education opportunities and much more!

We are Here for YOU!

Student Services team members


  • Sherri Nevius, Associate Dean


  • Administrative Assistants
    • Tom Brooks, Staff Assistant
    • Julie Moushon, Staff Assistant
  • Admissions and Recruitment
    • Ben Spain, Assistant Director
    • Park Watson, Assistant Director and CEM Lead
    • Brandon Toney, Assistant Director
    • Karen Kirchof, Special Projects Coordinator
  • Career and Professional Development
    • Allison Besch, Interim Director 
    • Nikki Smith, Assistant Director
    • Beth Hwang, Career Specialist
    • Alicia Rhodes, Career Specialist
  • Executive Education
    • Allison Besch, Director
    • Laura Lipps, Program Coordinator
  • Student Administration
    • Cynthia Peters, Assistant Dean
    • Erika Lovelace, Registrar and Associate Director
    • Mel Adragna, Program Coordinator
    • Ericka Emiliani, Program Assistant
    • Amy Kirkland, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
    • Katie Wood, Assistant Director Undergrad and Duke Marine Lab Programs
    • Gwendy WombleProgram Coordinator, Duke Marine Lab



Nicholas School Student Services offices

Suite A101 Levine Science Research Center

308 Research Drive

Box 90330

Durham, NC 27708


Duke University Marine Lab

135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.