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Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs (OVPGA) has primary responsibility for shaping and implementing the University’s global strategy while supporting global activity across campus. Units that report to the vice provost for global affairs include Global Research Institute, International Student and Scholar Services and Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center.

General inquiries for the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs can be sent to

OVPGA Leadership

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Barbara J. Stephenson

Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer

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Heather Ward

Associate Provost for Global Affairs

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Walker Winslow Stephenson

Program Coordinator


Exchange & Sponsored Programs

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Timothy Rose

Associate Director for Exchange & Sponsored Programs

Global Education

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Sharmila Udyavar

Associate Director for Global Education

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Emmy Grace

Program Manager for Global Education

Global Partnerships

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Krista Northup

Director of Global Partnerships

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Melissa McMurray

Associate Director of Global Partnerships

Global Travel

Kim Priebe

Associate Director for Global Travel

Impact, Strategy & Communications

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Joshua Jennings

Communications Manager

Katie Costanza

Associate Director for Strategy & Impact

Unified Business Cluster

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Martha Martin

Director of Finance and Human Resources

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Yelena Mirzoyan

Accounts Manager

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Galina Zilberter



International Student & Scholar Services

Global Research Institute

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

UNC World View