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, Room 143
405 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC  27708-0966

Phone: (919) 660-3456
Fax: (919) 660-3405

Dan Struble, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, External Relations
(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.


Betsy PooleBetsy Poole
Director of Annual Giving and Major Gifts Officer
(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
(919) 660-3455

McKennon is a United Methodist pastor in the Virginia Conference who served on the pastoral staff of the Congregation at Duke Chapel 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. From 2009-2014 he served as the director of admissions for Duke Divinity School. He, his wife, Anna, and son, Mac, worship and serve with the Congregation at Duke University Chapel and in his spare time, McKennon enjoys running, biking, and cheering for Duke Athletics.

SarahRobinsonSarah Robinson
Associate Director of Advancement Services 
(919) 660-3464

Sarah comes to the Divinity School from Duke Medical Center Development and Alumni Affairs, where she had worked since 2008. She is from Charlotte, N.C., 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 JantzenAmy Jantzen
Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
(919) 660-3446

Amy Jantzen comes to us from Duke Divinity Admissions, where she worked since 2010. She grew up just outside Chicago, Ill., and graduated from Wheaton College 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.

Carey Kidd
Staff Assistant
(919) 660-3456