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Dr. Brandin Howard


Human Resources Department Manager
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Second Floor
114 S. Buchanan Blvd
Durham, NC 27701
Brandin is the HR Business Partner for Housing, Residence Life, Facilities and Planning Operations, Duke Dining, and the Finance & Administration teams in Student Affairs. In his current role, Brandin works to support various Student Affairs units in a wide variety of HR-related areas, and is passionate about supporting the Student Affairs staff who support the student experience. Prior to joining the Student Affairs Staff Resource Office, Brandin spent the majority of his professional career as a Housing and Residence Life professional at multiple institutions including Penn State University and the University of Vermont (UVM) before coming to Duke University where he served as the Assistant Dean for Leadership & Faculty engagement and the Associate Dean of Residence Life for East Campus. He also earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from UVM, where he specialized in the study and application of effective supervision techniques in student affairs and has published several scholarly journals and book chapters on the subject. Originally from Durham, NC, Brandin finds enjoyment in Marvel movies, all things Star Trek, video games, and savoring meals at local restaurants. While he is not be a huge outdoor enthusiast, he does enjoy occasional trips to the beach and indulges in the occasional round of Top Golf with friends.