Dr. Natasha Duncan
Associate Dean for International Education and Affairs
As the Associate Dean for International Education and Affairs, Dr. Natasha Duncan is charged with building the Honors College’s capacity for high-impact learning and research experiences beyond campus and with establishing and sustaining learning and discovery relationships with institutions of higher learning abroad. With a goal to increase Honors College students’ exposure to and experience with different cultures and worldviews, she leads the college’s efforts in study away, intercultural learning, and both faculty and student exchange programs.
Dr. Duncan comes to the Honors College with experience teaching honors courses and directing the Honors Program at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. She is a political scientist by training and teaches courses that examine the international relations among states and non-state actors. She is particularly interested in international migration, which is the focus of her research and inspires the types of courses she offers. Her teaching and research interests naturally lend to her responsibilities as Associate Dean for International Education and Affairs. Dr. Duncan herself has taken students to Guyana, Colombia, India, and the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dr. Duncan is well-published and has an active research agenda. She regularly involves undergraduate students in the research process on various projects. She earned her BA from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College. Both her MA and Ph.D. come from Purdue University.