Assistant Vice President for Work Culture and Communication Services at Duke University

Paul Grantham serves as Assistant Vice President for Work Culture and Communication Services at Duke University.

He advances programs that foster a positive work culture and sense of belonging within the University and oversees the Office of Communication Services, which provides support for central administrative units and manages the Working@Duke print, digital and social media channels.

Grantham has worked at Duke for 21 years in various leadership roles, including Assistant Vice President for Communication Services, Deputy Emergency Coordinator, and interim roles overseeing Disability Management and Parking and Transportation Services.

He also serves as Duke's deputy emergency coordinator and helped managed the institution’s COVID response during the pandemic. He has been appointed to a multitude university-wide committees to help guide and develop policy and process for the institution.

Prior to joining Duke, Grantham spent four years in corporate communications at Wachovia, one of the largest regional banking institutions in the southeast. He also honed his communications craft as a journalist at the Kernersville News, where he began as a news reporter and was later named assistant editor.

Grantham has a master's degree in English and African-American Literature from North Carolina A&T State University, where he also taught composition. He earned a bachelor's in English from Guilford College, where he was an Academic All-American in football.