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Karen Kemp, Assistant Dean for Communications & Marketing  

Office Location: 201 Science Drive
Office Phone: (919) 613-7394
Duke Box: 90239
Email Address: karen.kemp@duke.edu

Karen Kemp joined the Sanford School of Public Policy in January 2004. Her responsibilities include strategic communications, media relations, website administration and content management, publications, social media, and special events. Before coming to Duke, she worked at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh for eight years, first as a public relations specialist, then as communications director, where she was part of the team that opened the new museum building in 2000.

Previously she was a newspaper reporter and editor in three states, and was a reporter in Washington, D.C., covering regulatory agencies such as FDA and CPSC. She earned an MA in journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996, where her research focused on environmental journalism. She earned a BA in mass communications and journalism from the University of South Florida. A native of Miami, Fla., Kemp has called Durham home since 1993.

Karen Kemp