Sarah Dunn Phillips MA

Sarah Dunn Phillips

Education Team

Sarah Dunn Phillips, MA

Focus Areas


Sarah Dunn Phillips is the Center’s Assistant Director for Education. In this role, she develops and manages the Center's rapidly growing portfolio of educational programs. Working closely Gillian Sanders Schmidler, Deputy Director, Academics, and the Center's Faculty Directors for its educational portfolio, Janet Prvu Bettger, Corinna Sorenson, and Krishna Udayakumar, Sarah conceptualizes and executes initiatives at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. In addition, Sarah will work to identify and implement joint-educational programs with other Schools and Departments to pursue courses, certificates, tracks, and experiential learning opportunities. Sarah is a mentor for Duke students  and a key liaison for them to promote and advise the Center on its educational programs.

A senior higher education and student affairs professional for 20 years, Sarah comes to Duke-Margolis most recently from Duke’s Global Health Institute, where she served for the past year as a Senior Manager for Innovator and Learning Engagement. In this role, she managed efforts to grow a diverse community of health innovators, students, corporations, foundations, public entities, investors, funders and others to support learner engagement.