Duke is a second career minister (now retired), having spent much of his adult life as a mechanical engineer involved in automatic machine design and administration. He has pastored churches in SW Detroit, Dearborn, Taylor, and Barrow (Utqiagvik) Alaska, and is a former co-chair of the Presbytery of Detroit’s Anti-Racism Reconciliation Team and the chair of Social Justice and Peacemaking. He also was Moderator of the Presbytery of the Yukon in 2013.
He serves on several University of Michigan Health System Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) as a non-scientist member and prisoner advocate. He serves on the National Institute of Health All of Us Research Program IRB ad the National Cancer Institute of Health IRB.. He is a member of the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York’s IRB, and the Ann Arbor VA IRB.
He is a member of Public Responsibility In Medicine and Research’s Diversity Advisory Group, and a member of Detroit Disability Power’s advisory board, a handicapped access advocacy organization.
He and his wife Li have eight children between them, fourteen grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren with number 6, a girl, due around New Years Day 2022. They live in Pittsfield Township Michigan, a suburb of Ann Arbor.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106