Who Are We?

Where we live, our jobs, our age, how long we've worked at Duke and more

Duke's workforce includes a variety of ages, backgrounds and living locations. Photo illustration by Office of Communication Services.

It's a simple question with a complicated answer: Who are we?

At Duke, we are doctors and professors, housekeepers and police officers, staff assistants and researchers. We are young and old. We live in North Carolina, out of state and even out of the country. We are many things, but above all else, we are Duke.

As of July 2012, the employee population at Duke University and Duke University Health System stood at 34,863, making the number of employees bigger than North Carolina cities like Salisbury, Wake Forest and New Bern. According to figures from the 2010 Census, Duke's employee population would rank as the 24th largest city in the state.

With numbers like that, Duke naturally has a diverse and vast workforce. That's why we've set out to pull all these puzzle pieces together and look at the complete picture to explore where we live, how long we've worked at Duke, what kind of jobs we hold and more. We found a melting pot of talents, backgrounds and experiences that make up Duke and help showcase what a unique group of faculty and staff comprise our workforce.

So, who are we? Start by clicking any of the stories below to find out: