Director, MIDP Writing and Communication Services

Dean Storelli has a master's degree in languages, literature and social studies from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in English literature from Duke University. He teaches writing and communications courses for the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) program and the Duke Center for International Development (DCID). He also spends a significant amount of time serving as a consultant for the non-profit group The Navigators, developing print and web-based teaching materials.

Prior to joining DCID, Dean was the founder and lead instructor for Duke University’s ESL Teacher Training Program, in the continuing education department. Other teaching experiences include three years as the curriculum coordinator and lead instructor at the Crossroads Language Institute, Kobe, Japan, and two years as an instructor at the Metropolitan Career Institute, New York. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been on culturally appropriate communication strategies, both in writing and speaking.

Dean is married to Anne, and they have three adult children.