Director, MIDP Admissions, Student Accounts, Visiting Researchers; Adjunct Professor; Research Affiliate

Danny “Dayne” Hamrick oversees recruitment, admissions, and student accounts for the MIDP program, which attracts mid-career government officials and professionals from across the globe. In addition, he manages DCID’s visiting researchers program. Prior to this position, Dayne worked as a research analyst at the Duke Global Value Chain Center where he conducted GVC analysis for a variety of clients, including the U.S. Department of Defense, World Bank, Organization of American States, and USAID. His work at Duke GVCC primarily focused on agriculture and global health.

Dayne holds a Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University, where he used the GVC framework to study the development potential of niche products, specifically goods that have geographical indication labels. He also holds a master's degree in international studies from North Carolina State University and a bachelor's degree in Spanish language and literature from Wake Forest University.