Joshua Crittenden is a 5th year PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering from Windsor, CT. Crittenden is a 2014 graduate of CREC Metropolitan Learning Center, and a 2018 graduate of the University of Connecticut. Crittenden is an Alfred P. Sloan Scholar, Associate GEM Fellow, and a trainee under the Duke University Superfund Research Center. Crittenden is the two-term president of Duke BGPSA, third-year GR in Bell Tower Hall, an advisory member of the President's Council on Black Affairs, and has served on a variety of search committees, task forces, and programs to benefit both the university and the local community. Nationally, Crittenden has served in executive leadership for the National Society of Black Engineers. In Durham, Crittenden is a leader within the Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is a parishioner of Mount Zion Baptist Church-Greensboro, NC and The First Cathedral-Bloomfield, CT.

“As a Young Trustee, I am looking forward to collaborating with others to find solutions to some of the university's most pressing issues. I hope to provide insight, expertise, and direction to ensure the university's long-term vitality for future generations. I intend to use my skills to confront the changing landscape of higher education in strategic ways, such as reassessing pedagogy at Duke for the next generation. As a university system, we must continue to address the long-term repercussions of COVID-19 on the university workforce, and current community shifts happening within Durham and across North Carolina.”