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 StrubleDan 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.


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.


Carey Kidd
Staff Assistant
(919) 660-3456