Paula McClain was appointed to another five-year term as dean of the Graduate School at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She was initially named dean in 2012 and will now serve through June 30, 2022. Dr. McClain also serves as a professor of political science at the university.
Sally Kornbluth, provost at Duke University, said: “Dean McClain is a passionate advocate for graduate education and is dedicated to ensuring that our graduate students have an outstanding educational experience at Duke. She will be a critical partner in ensuring that the reimagining of graduate education envisioned in our new strategic plan is realized.”
Professor McClain has been on the faculty at Duke University since 2000. She is the co-author of American Government in Black and White (Oxford University Press, Second Edition, 2013) and Can We All Get Along? Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics (Westview Press, Sixth Edition, 2013). Dr. McClain holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in political science, all from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. McClain is the immediate-past president of the Midwest Political Science Association, a past vice president of the American Political Science Association, a past president of the Southern Political Science Association and a past president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.