Staff & Faculty

Here's some of the Nicholas School's great Black and Latinx staff and faculty!

Erika Lovelace

Registrar | Associate Director of Student Administration & Advising

Erika has worked at Duke since 2002 and at the Nicholas School of the Environment since 2005. Erika’s academic background includes a BA in theatre arts and a MS degree in management with a focus in project management. In her down time, Erika enjoys a competitive game of Scrabble and Words with Friends, reading, card games and she’s a huge fan of professional football. Go Eagles! Erika hails from a big family – she has 4 sisters, 4 brother-in-laws, 5 nieces and nephews, 2 loving parents and her very sweet cat, Olive, whom she loves and adores.

Responsibilities: Manage and coordinate course scheduling and registration processes, manage and coordinate activities involved in the establishment and maintenance of student records, audit degrees for graduation, student advising, manage the prerequisite status of all students, evaluate application for admissions, leads the new student on-boarding process.

Memberships/Affiliations: Registrar Roundtable, NASPA (student affairs professionals in higher education); Diversity and Inclusion Actionators Committee,  Education Committee Member, AmeriCorps Alumna, and NSOE Black & Latino Club staff advisor.

Where can you find her? Office of Student Services- Levine Science Research Center Suite A101


Glenda S. Lee

Assistant Director | Alumni Engagement & Programs

Identities: Christian, southern, black, female, share-croppers daughter, first generation college graduate

Environmentalism: Belief and support of Nicholas School students + alumni working for clean water, air, and other natural resources for all.

Glenda is an open-minded, collaborative, and creative alumni engagement professional with a helpful nature and drive to get things accomplished. She joined the Nicholas School in 2003 as a member of the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) where she provided career advice to over 1000 students and was four times awarded outstanding staff member by the masters students.

While in the CPDC, Glenda participated in the Duke Leadership Academy where she conceived, developed and administered the career skills based diversity and inclusion training program,  Rising TIDE for Nicholas School graduate students.  The program provided students with an introduction of diversity and inclusion and and its value as a human resources and organizational management tool.  Some of the topics covered included socioeconomic classes, race and ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation and international cultures.

In her current position, Glenda created and launched Go Grow Give, the Nicholas School’s first coherent and cohesive alumni engagement program.  This program allows alumni to annually self-identify for all the ways they want to “grow” (volunteer their time) to support students, staff, faculty, and their fellow alumni. Volunteer opportunities include prospective student recruiting, being an MP client, and  sharing career advice.

Glenda previously worked as an outplacement career consultant coaching and facilitating career workshops for over 2000 clients. Additionally, Glenda has over 10 years human resources management experience in corporate and manufacturing settings. During her time in industry, she earned the internationally recognized Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society of Human Resource Management.

Glenda earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of North Texas and Master of Arts, summa cum laude, in Career Counseling at North Carolina Central University. Being a native Texan, football is her sport of choice and she spends many Sundays cheering on her beloved Dallas Cowboys.


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