John Blackshear to Lead Academic Affairs at Duke’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

John Blackshear has been named interim dean for academic affairs at the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He will assume his new duties on July 1.

Currently, Dr. Blackshear serves as senior associate dean for academic planning at Trinity College, an adjunct instructor of psychology and neuroscience, and assistant vice provost for undergraduate education for Duke LIFE (Low-Income and First-Generation Engagement). He is also an academic adviser to undeclared students and psychology majors, as well as faculty-in-residence in Trinity House on East Campus. Previously, he served as an academic dean, director for Duke SPIRE Fellows, clinical director at the Academic Resource Center, Duke University Student Ombudsman, and psychologist for Duke’s Counseling & Psychological Services.

“John’s extensive and varied experience at Duke has uniquely prepared him to occupy this vital position on my team during a time of transition,” said Valerie Ashby, dean of Trinity College. “He brings a passion to this work and an awareness of what it means to care for the whole student that will help ensure each Duke undergraduate has a positive and transformational experience.”

Dr. Blackshear holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in psychology from Florida A&M University, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Georgia State University.

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