About Us

Mailing address:
Box 104010
Durham, NC 22705

Physical address:
2200 W. Main Street, Suite L110
Durham, NC 27705

Marnie Rhoads, Director
(919) 660-5213

Marnie Rhoads is the Director of Faculty Research Mentoring Programs and Recognition where she is responsible for the planning, development, organization and direct delivery of effective programs in support of faculty development and mentoring; faculty awards and recognition, and various research-related special projects for the Vice Provost for Research. Previously, she was the Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Pratt School of Engineering, a position she held for 8 years. Prior to joining Duke, Ms. Rhoads worked at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University (TAMU) where she had the privilege of managing faculty affairs, special lectures and events. Furthermore, she held the position of Senior Staff Associate to the Dean in the College of Medicine at TAMU prior to her move to the Bush School. Ms. Rhoads is a recipient of the President’s Meritorious Service Award while at Texas A&M University, the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Team Award from the Office of Institutional Equity at Duke in 2012, and the Duke University Diversity Award in 2013. She holds a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University. When not working, she loves to hike, practice yoga, and spend time with her family including her miniature schnauzer, Roxie.



Maggie Crumbo, Staff Assistant
(919) 613-0979

Maggie Crumbo is a Staff Assistant in the Office of Faculty Research Mentoring & Recognition in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research where she serves as the point person for day-to-day office operations.  She provides assistance in the management and implementation of office communication, support for program activities, tracking of event and office expenses, maintenance of program budgets, and administrative support to Marnie Rhoads, Director and Christopher Freel, Associate Vice Provost for Research. Prior to joining FRMR, Maggie worked for Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment in both their Dean’s and HR & Administrative Services Offices where she provided administrative, clerical, and financial support to the school's Faculty, Staff, and Students. She received her BA in 2009 for History and Political Science at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Maggie’s hobbies include cooking, reading, and going on adventures with her 10-year-old beagle, Scout.