A letter from Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron, PhD

Dear Colleagues,

I write to announce that Darrick Hamilton, PhD, has accepted our offer to serve as the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment is effective January 1, 2019.

Dr. Hamilton is currently a jointly appointed professor of economics and urban policy in the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, Schools of Public Engagement and the Department of Economics, the New School for Social Research, and the director of the Milano School’s doctoral program in public and urban policy at The New School in New York, New York. In addition, he serves as co-associate director of Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity.

Professor Hamilton is a stratification economist. His research focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersections of identity, racism, colorism and socioeconomic outcomes. His grants and other funding has included support from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, JP Morgan Chase and, currently, he serves as the co-principal investigator of the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color Project at Duke University.

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