Noah Pickus

Associate Provost

Duke University

Noah Pickus is associate provost and professor of the practice at Duke University and dean for academic strategy at Duke Kunshan university. His newest book (with Bryan Penprase) is The New Global Universities: Reinventing Education in the 21st Century (Princeton University Press). The book tells the inside story behind the launch and development of eight innovative colleges and universities in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. It captures the dramatic quest by academic entrepreneurs to re-imagine education across the globe. Pickus has previously served as chief academic officer for Minerva Project, cohort co-director of the Arizona State University-Georgetown University Academy for Innovation in Higher Education Leadership, director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke, and founding director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University. He previously taught at Middlebury College and was an American Council on Education Fellow at Franklin & Marshall College. He received his PhD in politics from Princeton University.