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Steve Duncan, PhD

Dr. Steve Duncan is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Operations, Planning and Program Development and Director of Military Programs at East Carolina University. He is also a tenured professor in the College of Education and oversees the Army and Air Force ROTC programs. Prior to joining ECU he was the Deputy Commander of the Army Training Support Center at Fort Eustis, Virginia for over ten years. Steve worked in the field of training with the Army for 32 years, with assignments at all levels of the Army and five years of joint experience working at the DOD level in personnel and readiness. During his final government position he was responsible for the transitioning training support materials to align with the Army’s movement to distance instruction. Dr. Duncan holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Arizona.

While with the government, Dr. Duncan received the Commander’s Award, the Superior Civilian Service Award, the Army’s Decoration for Meritorious Civilian Service, and the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service. Since being with ECU, he was presented the William E. Depuy award for outstanding support to the US Army Cadet Command and the university was on the receiving end as the US Department of Defense honored ECU for its support of National Guard and military reserves by presenting Chancellor Ballard and Dr. Duncan with the Patriot Award.  He supported the submission of ECU’s nomination package for the Freedom Award, which ECU received in September 2010!  This is a great achievement for ECU as the second academic institution in the nation ever to receive the award.