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Chiscop Head, Emilia (n.d.). When we do something novel, we have to subject the patient to risk related to our inexperience. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/30151.


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Emilia Chiscop Head

Administrative Manager

Emilia Chiscop-Head, PhD is the Administrative Manager for Emerging Programs and Initiatives in the Institute for Enterprise Engineering (IEnE) at the Duke Pratt School of Engineering. In this role, she provides overall administrative coordination and management of a variety of functions and projects that address key strategic and operational priorities across the Institute for Enterprise Engineering and its programs. Emilia's role is instrumental in developing and implementing solutions that support the growth and success of the IEnE programs, including the rollout of new initiatives, improvement of workflows and strengthening of essential processes in alignment with IEnE objectives. 

Dr. Chiscop-Head is a former journalist and a book author with graduate degrees in Bioethics, International Development Policy, Business Administration and History. Her first book - News Press in Iasi. 1890-1910, Junimea Iasi, 2018 – is the published version of her Ph.D. dissertation - defended at the Romanian Academy of Science in 2015.  Her most recent book, In Search of Authenticity. Revelations and Portraits from the City of Active Meditation, Junimea Iasi, 2019, includes interviews with reputed Romanian intellectuals. 

Dr. Emilia Chiscop-Head is a graduate of Duke University’s Master of International Development Policy Program, preceded by a master’s degree in Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University as a Fogarty International Center fellow. Before moving to the United States, Emilia had an internationally awarded career in journalism, in her native country, Romania.

Before she joined Pratt, Emilia Chiscop-Head worked for over four years as a Scientific Integrity Associate for the Duke Office of Scientific Integrity. In this role she designed and led tens of research integrity roundtables for faculty and researchers and led communications for the office. Previously she served as the Senior Manager for Education of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and the Manager of the Huang Fellows Program where she was instrumental in designing curriculum, program development, and teaching.

Doctor of Philosophy, History, Romanian Academy of Science, Iasi, Romania, 2015

Master of International Development Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2012

Master of Arts, Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2011

Master of Business Administration (equivalent), Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, 2001

Master of Arts, History, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, 1996

Bachelor of Arts, History, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania,1995



Leadership Certificate of Excellence, Human Resources, DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2019

Intercultural Skills Development Program, DUKE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, 2016


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