Technology Support Overview

Computing resources at Duke University are provided by several groups across campus.  The most common needs are going to be met by the following groups:


Who What They Do How To contact
Economics Computing Support (ECS) These are the IT staff directly employed by the Department of Economics.
  • When in doubt, start with ECS.  When unable to provide support directly, they will attempt to direct you to the right place.
  • Support for most desktop operations for faculty and staff, including computer to network port connectivity.
  • Limited support for Phd and Master's students desktop questions.
  • Support for the Economics Computing Cluster.
  • Support for the Bowling alley and driving range interactive lab systems.



  • Chris Geddings - IT Manager - Office 919-660-1836 - Office RM 220B Social Sciences
  • Stephen Burkhalter - IT Anaylst, Mobile 919-660-1888 Office RM 325L Social Sciences
  • Taneca Joesph - IT Anaylst,  Mobile 919-660-1899  - Office RM 325L Social Sciences
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences 

This is the IT group located at the College level, providing a common set of services across Arts and Sciences.

Classroom Support

  • Website development Support

(919) 684-2200 

Classroom Issues: 919-660-3088

Social Sciences Research Institute (SSRI)

SSRI brings together researchers with interests in problems that cross the various social and behavioral sciences, including problems that connect with the humanities and natural sciences.

  • SSRI provides the most expertise as relates to senstive data computing at Duke for social science disciplines.


Office of Information Technology (OIT)

This is the largest and most centralized computing organization at Duke.  They provide a variety of services.  A short list includes:

  • Email storage and retrieval storage

(919) 684-2200

Duke University Research Computing Centralized group connected to OIT that provides various services for research computing at Duke, including the Duke Compute Cluster (DCC.)