Richard H. BrodheadRichard H. Brodhead

President, 2004-present
Dr. Brodhead, former dean of Yale College and the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English at Yale University, is Duke University’s ninth president and the fourteenth person to lead the institution since its founding as Union Institute in 1838.  His election was announced by the Board of Trustees on December 12, 2003, and he took office on July 1, 2004.  For a brief biography, speeches, and articles, see the President’s page, at