Welcome to the Nicholas School!

The Admitted Students website is designed to help new Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and Master of Forestry (MF) students at the Nicholas School of the Environment get ready to enroll in the fall and begin their academic career as a professional graduate student. It serves as a One-Stop-Shop resource for summer on-boarding. We encourage you to bookmark this page. To navigate this site, click on the headings above to view a general overview of each topic. For additional information, hover over the heading to view the subtopics and learn more. Note: Some information at this site can only be accessed by Duke Network Identification (or NetID), which new students will receive once they confirm their plans to enroll in the fall.

We are Here for YOU!

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 students in the MEM and MF degree programs throughout their academic career on matters related to career and professional development, course registration, graduation requirements, executive education opportunities and much more!

Learn more about our roles and responsibilities, view Student Services Team_Bios_&_Photos

Student Services Director:
Sherri Nevius, Associate Dean


Administrative Assistants
Tom Brooks, Staff Assistant
Mary Beth Magallanes, Staff Assistant

Admissions and Recruitment
Ben Spain, Associate Director
Park Watson, Assistant Director and CEM Lead
Julie Moushon, Assistant Director 
Melissa Kotacka, Assistant Director 

Career and Professional Development and Executive Education
Allison Besch, Director 
Deanna Knighton, Assistant Director
Laura Lipps, Assistant Director, Exec Educ
Melissa Hunter, Assistant Director
Moriah Carleton, Program Specialist

Student Administration
Cynthia Peters, Assistant Dean
Erika Lovelace, Registrar and Associate Director
Amy Kirkland, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Katie Wood, Assistant Director Undergrad and Duke Marine Lab Programs
Gwendy Womble, Program Coordinator, Duke Marine Lab
Danielle Wiggins, Assistant Director, NSOE PhD Programs 
Laura Collins, Program Coordinator, Professional Masters Programs
Program Administrator, Distance Learning and Professional Programs (open)



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.
Beaufort, NC 28516