Eric Mlyn is the Peter Lange Executive Director of DukeEngage and the Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement. He is also on the faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy. Prior to these positions, he directed the Robertson Scholars Program, a joint merit scholarship program at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. A firm believer in the transformative power of experiential and civic education, he has been building programs in this area for over two decades.  He is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change. A political scientist with a B.A. from Tufts University and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Eric’s academic and administrative work over the past 25 years has concerned itself with the role that society plays in fostering and strengthening democracy.