Speaking of Duke: Leading the Twenty-First-Century University
Richard H. Brodhead was the president of Duke University from 2004 to 2017 and served as the William Preston Few Professor of English. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He previously served as the dean of Yale College from 1993 to 2004 and as the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English at Yale University. He is the recipient of several awards, including four honorary degrees. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004, he cochaired its national Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. A scholar of nineteenth-century American literature, Brodhead is the author of several books, including
Preface to the University Strategic Plan, Making a Difference: Duke and the Changing Landscape: A Planning Prologue
2017. "Preface to the University Strategic Plan, Making a Difference: Duke and the Changing Landscape: A Planning Prologue", Speaking of Duke: Leading the Twenty-First-Century University, Richard H. Brodhead
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The 2006 Duke University strategic plan, titled Making a Difference, was led by Provost Peter Lange and Vice Provost John Simon. Richard Brodhead wrote this preface, which emphasizes the value of strategic planning and sets out the rationale for Duke’s interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to complex global problems.