Frank Dukes

Frank Dukes

Frank Dukes

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Position or Title Distinguished Institute Fellow

Professional Biography Frank Dukes, Ph.D. is a mediator and facilitator with the Institute for Engagement & Negotiation at the University of Virginia. He has mediated numerous collaborative change processes, including negotiations involving communities impacted by the 2014 Duke Energy coal ash release and work with Appalachian communities undergoing economic transition. He founded University & Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) to address UVA’s legacy of slavery and white supremacy, leads IEN’s “Transforming Community Spaces” project helping communities transform problematic spaces, led community engagement as a member of the design team for UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, and was a member of Charlottesville’s Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces determining the fate of the City’s Confederate statues. He served as lead mediator for a transformative process that resulted in the descendants of the enslaved communities at James Madison’s Montpelier gaining parity at this National Trust for Historic Preservation property, including equal representation on the board of directors. He was awarded the 2016 John C. Casteen III Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Award for the University of Virginia, and the 2012 Sharon M. Pickett Award for Environmental Conflict Resolution. He served as chair of UVA’s Women’s Center Advisory Council and is currently chair of the Board of the anti-hate group Not In Our Town.

Address Line 1 1 Morton Drive, Charlottesville, VA; 22903

City Charlottesville

State Virginia

Zip 22903

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