Dr. Lucy Reuben

Lucy J. Reuben is Professor of the Practice of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, serving also as Director of the PhD Pipeline Opportunity Program and as Curriculum Director for the LEAD Summer Business Institute.

Reuben previously created and directed the DukeEngage Program for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to numerous other faculty, government and corporate appointments, she has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System;  Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at North Carolina Central University, and Dean and Marshall B. Williams Professor at the School of Business of South Carolina State University.

Reuben has taught and written in various areas of finance and emerging domestic markets. Co-editor of a book on black economic development, she has authored or co-authored more than two dozen academic articles, technical reports and other publications and enjoyed a number of media appearances. She also has provided financial analysis or given expert testimony before legislative and judiciary bodies including Congress, presented in a number of countries outside the U.S. and lectured recently in South Africa for the University of Witwatersrand’s Centre for Entrepreneurship. Reuben serves on several boards including the Boards of Directors of the International Education Resource Center and the President’s Council of Economic Advisors for the National Urban League.

A graduate of Oberlin College, Reuben earned the Ph.D. and M.B.A. (With Distinction) degrees from the University of Michigan.


PhD Pipeline Summer Institute Presenters & Staff


Dr. Serena Agoro-Menyang (GNMA), Dr. Tiffany Barnett White, (U of Illinois), Dr. Charles Becker, (Duke, U), Akil Bello (Bell Curves) Dr. James Bettman (Duke), Dr. Derrick Boone (Wake Forest), Dr. Lemuria Carter (NC A&T), Dr. Caleb Chan (Spring Arbor U), Dr. Carolyn Callahan, (U of Memphis), Dr. Aaron Chatterji (Duke) Dr. Larry Chavis (UNC Chapel Hill), Dr. John Cole (NC A&T), Keith Daniel (Duke), Dr. Jennifer Francis, Atrayus Good (Movement of Youth), Willie Green (Duke), Paula Greeno, Dr. Kenneth Henry (FIU), Dr. Alan Kendrick (Duke ), Ryan Kist (Ernst & Young)  Dr. Arie Lewin (Duke ), Dr. Tom Lopez, (The PhD Project), Anna Maxfield (Duke), Dr. Bernard Milano, (The PhD Project),  Dr. Norma Montague, (Wake Forest U), Matthew Nash (Duke), Dr. Barbee Oakes (Wake Forest), Dr. Arlie Petters (Duke ), Dr. Kelly Pope (DePaul U), Dr. Lucy Reuben (Duke), Dr. David Ridley (Duke), Dr. Theodore Ryan (Duke), Dr. Stacey Settles, (South Carolina SU) George Scott (Just Plain Etiquette), Dr. Ashleigh Shelby-Rosette (Duke), Dr. Marcus Stewart (Bentley), Dr. Betty Overton-Adkins (U of Michigan).

PhD Students:

Christopher Calvin, Devin Hargrove, Sergio Correia, Luis Rios (Duke) and Ashleigh Poindexter (USC)

Summer Institute Staff: 

Anita Tapp (Administrative Coordinator); Ibrahim Keita (Program Coordinator/Senior Resident Teaching Advisor) Tyra Johnson, Shelvis Ponds and Cydney Ross (Resident Advisors)