Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile
Senior Management Area: The Graduate School
Class Year: 2022
A Duke University administrator since 2001, Helene McAdams is currently The Graduate School Registrar, administering academic and student records for 80+ graduate degree programs and serving as the liaison between department administrators and The Graduate School. From 2005-2017, Helene was Director of Student Services and Program Development for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program at the Sanford School of Public Policy. In that role, Helene managed the daily operations of the MPP and served as a facilitator and resource to students for course advising, teaching assistantship placement, mentoring, and professional development.
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Helene has a BS in Secondary English Education from Temple University and taught middle and high school English for 11 years prior to relocating to the NC Triangle. She currently lives in Durham, NC, with her husband, two children, and three cats. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, cooking, collecting advertising art, and all things Major League Baseball.