Office of External Relations

Mailing Address

Office of External Relations
Duke Divinity School
Box 90966
Durham, NC 27708-0966

Physical Address

Duke Divinity School
Langford Building, Rm. 143
405 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC  27708-0966

Phone: (919) 660-3456
Fax: (919) 660-3405
external@div.duke.edu

Dan Struble, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, External Relations
dstruble@div.duke.edu
(919) 660-3454

Dan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983 with a B.S. in naval architecture and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He served on USS Rentz FFG-46 as communications officer and damage control assistant, then as NROTC instructor at the University of Southern California where he also earned an M.A. in comparative politics and a Ph.D. in American politics. Dan transferred to the Navy Reserve where he served numerous roles; he retired as a commander in 2004. In his civilian career, Dan served Occidental College in development and as an adjunct professor before returning to the Naval Academy where he started the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and co-designed a successful $250 million campaign. Most recently, Dan served as president of Montreat College for nine years. Dan is married to Karen Brown Struble, a clinical psychologist, and they are the parents of two children, Amanda and Ben. Dan loves to spend time with his family, read, exercise, and waterski.

Wes BrownWes Brown
Associate Dean for Leadership Giving
wbrown@div.duke.edu
(919) 660-3479

Wes is a United Methodist minister who served parishes in the North Carolina Conference for five years prior to his appointment in 1981 to Duke Divinity School as director of development and alumni programs. He holds degrees from Methodist University (B.A. and honorary D.D.) and Duke Divinity School (M.Div.). Wes served for eight years on the board of trustees for the Alban Institute in Washington, D.C.  He is a former member of the board of the Methodist Home for Children, Raleigh, N.C., and an occasional committee member with the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada and with the Boy Scouts in Durham. Wes is married to Jane Gouldin Brown, a registered nurse, and they are the parents of two adult sons. Wes and Jane are members of Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham.

Betsy PooleBetsy Poole
Director of Annual Giving and Major Gifts Officer
bpoole@div.duke.edu
(919) 660-3402

Betsy comes to Duke Divinity School following nine years at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, where she directed annual giving as assistant director of advancement. Prior to her work at Trinity, Betsy had experience in business development, including several years as vice president and regional marketing manager for Nations Bank/Bank of America. She earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1981 and is married to Allan Poole, pastor of Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham. Allan and Betsy have three young adult children, Ellie, Sam, and Sarah.

Rev. McKennon Shea
Major Gifts and Leadership Annual Fund Officer
mshea@div.duke.edu
(919) 660-3455

McKennon is a United Methodist pastor in the Virginia Conference who served in the local church before being appointed to Duke Divinity School. He received his M.Div. from Duke Divinity School after receiving a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College. He, his wife, Anna, and son, Mac, worship and serve with the Congregation at Duke University Chapel in Durham. McKennon values opportunities to meet and visit with those who may be interested in partnering with Duke Divinity School in its mission to train leaders for the church, academy, and the world. In his spare time, McKennon enjoys running, biking, and cheering for Duke Sports.

SarahRobinsonSarah Robinson
Associate Director of Advancement Services
srobinson@div.duke.edu 
(919) 660-3446

Sarah comes to the Divinity School from Duke Medical Center Development and Alumni Affairs, where she has worked since 2008. She is from Charlotte and earned a B.A. from North Carolina State University. Sarah is married to Blair, who is a Durham native. They attend Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham. Sarah enjoys visiting local restaurants, spending time with family, and exploring the outdoors.

Amy Jantzen
Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
ajantzen@div.duke.edu
(919) 660-3446

Amy JantzenAmy Jantzen comes to us from Duke Divinity Admissions, where she worked since 2010. She grew up just outside Chicago and graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a B.A. in Psychology and Christian Education. She lives in Durham with her husband Matt, who is a doctoral student at Duke Divinity School. In her spare time, Amy enjoys music, sewing, and frequenting the many delicious restaurants in Durham.

Jackie Rose
Development Assistant
jrose@div.duke.edu
(919) 660-3456

Jackie comes to the Divinity School after relocating to Durham with her husband, Kevin, who is pursuing his M.Div. She received her B.A. from Indiana University studying Sociology and Religious Studies. Jackie is a Hoosier through and through, and loves all things having to do with Southern Indiana. She enjoys cooking and exploring the many pockets (and restaurants) of Durham with her husband and Basset Hound, Joanna.