Contact Us

Duke students, if you have concerns that are not addressed on this site, or just want to talk to someone in more detail, reach out to the individuals listed below. 


Li-Chen Chin, Assistant Vice President for Intercultural Programs
2022 Campus Drive
Durham NC, 27708
Office Phone: 919-684-5480

Li-Chen is responsible for providing leadership for the development, implementation and assessment of intercultural programs and services in support of the strategic plan for Student Affairs and global mission of the University.  She oversees the operations of the Center for Multicultural Affairs, International House and Muslim Life at Duke.  She also serves as an academic advisor for first and second year students in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, and is an affiliated faculty with Program in Education. 

Li-Chen received her B.A. in music from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei and her M.M. and Ph.D. in music education from the University of Oregon in Eugene.  Prior to joining Duke in 2008, she worked at Bryn Mawr College, the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, and the University of Oregon.

In her free time, Li-Chen enjoys playing clarinet and piano, reading, cooking, crocheting, and spoiling her dogs. 


Emily Chavez, Associate Director, Center for Multicultural Affairs
125 Science Drive
006A Bryan Center
Box 90917
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: 919-684-6756
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

In her role as CMA Associate Director, Emily provides multicultural and social justice education and leadership development training to students. She also supervises the Student Development Coordinators.

Emily brings over twelve years of experience in education. She was a high school teacher for six years, first in Philadelphia, then in Durham. Previous to joining the CMA, Emily served as the Outreach Program Coordinator for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Duke for five years. She co-founded the African Diaspora Fellows Program, a professional development program for secondary teachers, and the Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, a competition for NC world language students. Emily holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Education with a minor in Women's Studies from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in Teaching from Duke University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University.