Nancy Keeshan

Executive Director

Nancy Keeshan works with clients to design and deliver customized educational experiences. She also manages program budgets, provides project direction, solicits faculty for participation in Duke Corporate Education offerings, and teaches primarily in the areas of successful communication and team effectiveness.

Prior to joining Duke Corporate Education, Nancy was on the faculty of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In this capacity, she served many administrative roles as well. Nancy managed a group responsible for designing and developing interactive multimedia materials for use in Fuqua’s two distance-learning programs — The DukeMBA Cross Continent and Global Executive; was Assistant Dean of Program Operations and Student Service for Executive MBA Programs, working with executives in the Weekend Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA programs; and served as Director of the Management Communication Center at Fuqua. Nancy also directed the Faculty Communication Effectiveness Program at the Fuqua School of Business. She developed workshops for faculty to improve their teaching effectiveness, and worked one-on-one with individual faculty members to improve their communication with students or their writing for scholarly journals.

As a faculty member, Nancy taught required courses in Management Communication, Individual Effectiveness, Building Effective Teams, Virtual Teaming, and Advanced Management Communication to full-time and executive MBA students. Nancy also taught in several Executive Education programs for the Fuqua School of Business and Duke Corporate Education.

Before coming to Fuqua, Nancy taught undergraduate courses in Public Speaking and Argumentation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Duke University. She coached intercollegiate debate teams at both universities. She also worked for a human resource consulting firm and directed management training and development functions for a major retail chain.

Nancy earned an MA in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact Information

phone: +1 919 680 5762

Duke Corporate Education
310 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701