Nicholas School Executive Education program blog


Leanne Spaulding: DEL-MEM and the fine art of multi-tasking - The DEL-MEM program allows mid-career professionals to earn a Masters degree at the Nicholas School without leaving their current job or moving to Durham, NC.  Far from a workaround, DEL-MEM students must learn to manage a full slate of work, life, and school tasks all at once…no small feat.  Leanne Spaulding exemplifies this balance through […]

Executive Education

A Bear Biologist on a Mission - Article and photos provided by Kristina Madarang Stahl The first time I made contact with a bear, I was hand-feeding 525 milligrams of Trocoxil disguised in a honey-soaked wad of bread to Stivi, the 600-pound one-eyed Eurasian brown bear. This now numbers among my duties as bear biologist at Bear Sanctuary Prishtina – one of 13 sanctuaries established by Four Paws International.   Other responsibilities include forays into anesthetized rectums for temperature readings, coaxing a […]

I Am Duke Environment

Nicholas School of the Environment welcomes a new Dean - On January 30, 2018, Duke University President Vincent Price and Provost Sally Kornbluth named Dr. Toddi Steelman the next Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Dr. Steelman will assume the role effective July 1, 2018.  A full article on the announcement is available here. Dr. Steelman notes, “Science, expertise and […]


Career Corner

The Importance of Why - by Melissa Hunter, Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development Center, Nicholas School of the Environment Are you interested in improving your organization’s communication style and outreach? If so, congratulations! You’ve recognized the importance of continually updating your organization’s ability to reach its customers. Organizations and their audiences are comprised of people who bring a blend […]