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Scott MacEachern, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Duke Kunshan University

Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology, Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Scott MacEachern is the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at Duke Kunshan University. As the university’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. MacEachern works closely with the Chancellors to provide strategic academic leadership and to ensure the highest quality in educational programs and research activities. He directs all academic and related units supporting the teaching and research mission, and is responsible for oversight of academic policies and procedures. He has primary responsibility for recruitment of world-class faculty, faculty development and retention, and faculty appointment, promotion and tenure.

Dr. MacEachern joined Duke Kunshan University as one of the founding faculty in its undergraduate degree program in July 2018, and was appointed as the inaugural Divisional Chair of Social Sciences later that year. His archaeological research focuses on the southern Lake Chad Basin of Central Africa, and his main research interests are in the origins of ancient Africa states, cultural heritage management, and archaeogenetics.

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Through Duke Kunshan University’s inquiry-based methods of instruction, students will become comfortable approaching complex problems and using their acquired knowledge and experiences to engage deeply with the world, working to find creative and meaningful solutions to modern challenges.

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Duke Kunshan's graduate and undergraduate degree programs will challenge students to understand the broader context of their fields of study and prepare them for challenging careers in a global setting. Duke Kunshan's graduate and undergraduate degree programs lead to Duke University degrees.

English is the official language of instruction at Duke Kunshan University.

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