The Institute's leadership, staff, faculty, and advisory boards are dedicated to the IAH mission to support and develop Carolina faculty. Below is a listing of these teams as well as our current Faculty Fellows and Academic Leadership Program Fellows.


Andy Andrews

Professor, Sociology
919-962-1008
kta@unc.edu

Kenneth (Andy) Andrews is Professor of Sociology. He earned his BS degree from Millsaps College and his MA and PhD degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His scholarship and tea … Continued


GerShun Avilez

GerShun Avilez

Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature

gavilez@email.unc.edu

Spring 2018 Fellow


Misha Becker

Professor, Linguistics
919-962-1192
mbecker@email.unc.edu

Misha Becker is a Professor of Linguistics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her B.A degree from Wellesley College in 1995 and her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2000. She held a postdoct … Continued


Michele Berger

Michele Berger

Director, Faculty Fellows Program
919-962-3908
mtberger@email.unc.edu

Michele Tracy Berger is Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. She holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of City and Regional Planning.  She was awarded a Gradua … Continued


Wendy Brewster

Wendy Brewster

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC School of Medicine; Director, UNC Center for Women’s Health Research

brewster@med.unc.edu


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James Keith Brown

Advisory Board Member

James Keith (“JK”) Brown is Head of Global Investor Relations for Och-Ziff and is a member of Och-Ziff’s Partner Management Committee. Prior to joining Och-Ziff in 2003, Mr. Brown spent more than four … Continued


Allison Burnett Smith

Allison Burnett Smith

Director of Development
919-962-2528
allison.smith@unc.edu

Allison Burnett Smith is director of development for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. In this role, she oversees major gifts, planned gifts and annual fund gifts for the IAH and enjoys conne … Continued


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Max C. Chapman, Jr.

Finance Committee, Advisory Board


Mimi Chapman

Mimi Chapman

Professor, School of Social Work
919-843-8282
mimi@email.unc.edu


Melissa CLay

M. Clay

Communications Specialist
919-843-2654
meclay@email.unc.edu

Clay joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities after working as a reporter, copy editor, designer, manager in journalism. Most recently she worked as Deputy Digital Editor at the Chicago Tribun … Continued


Claude Clegg

Claude Clegg

Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
919-962-2347
cclegg@email.unc.edu

Fall 2017 Fellow


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Sanford A. Cockrell III

Finance Committee, Advisory Board


Mark Crescenzi

Mark Crescenzi

Professor, Political Science
919-962-0401
crescenzi@unc.edu

Mark Crescenzi is a Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Californ … Continued


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Rebecca W. Darwin

Communications Committee, Advisory Board

Rebecca Darwin is co-founder & CEO of the media company that owns Garden & Gun Magazine. Darwin launched Garden & Gun in 2007, following a successful career in publishing in New York. She … Continued


Mark Driscoll

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

mdrisco@email.unc.edu

Mark Driscoll is Associate Professor of East Asian and Global Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is an intellectual historian and cultural studies scholar of East Asia. He fi … Continued


John Ellison, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

John Gray Blount Ellison, Jr.

Finance Committee, Advisory Board

John Ellison is president and chief executive officer of the Ellison Company, Inc. He received a B.A. in History in 1969 and an M.B.A. in 1972, both degrees from the University of North Carolina at Ch … Continued


Elizabeth Engelhardt

Elizabeth Engelhardt

John Shelton Reed Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies, Department of American Studies
919-962-6873
e.engelhardt@unc.edu


Marisa Escolar

Marisa Escolar

Assistant Professor, Romance Studies
919-962-2062
escolar@email.unc.edu

Fall 2017 Fellow


Oswaldo Estrada

Oswaldo Estrada

Associate Professor, Spanish

oestrada@email.unc.edu

Oswaldo Estrada’s research focuses on gender formation and transgression, historical memory, and the construction of dissident identities in contemporary Mexico and Peru.


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Niadiquay Everett

Student Assistant
919-962-0249
niaeve@live.unc.edu

Niadiquay Everette became an employee of the Institute for Arts and Humanities August, 2015. Currently a Freshman, she is on the pre-med track, majoring in women’s and genders studies.  Niadiquay is s … Continued


Brian Fenty

Brian Fenty

Communications Chair, Advisory Board

Brian Fenty is the founder and executive chairman of TodayTix. Prior to co-founding TodayTix, he was a managing director at Hamilton Investment Partners. In 2008, Fenty received a B.A. in Journalism a … Continued


Desirae Fewell

Desirae Fewell

Student Assistant, Special Projects
609-923-2221
desiraed@live.unc.edu

Desirae joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in September 2017. She is currently a senior majoring in Political Science with double minors in Social and Economic Justice and Urban and Regi … Continued


Paul Friga

Paul Friga

Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School
919-962-3786
Paul_Friga@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Spring 2018 Fellow


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Duvall S. Fuqua

Nominating Committee, Advisory Board

Duvall Fuqua is a trustee of The J.B. Fuqua Foundation, Inc. She holds a 1983 B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fuqua currently serves on the Carolina Women’s Lea … Continued


Banu Gokariksel

Banu Gökarıksel

Associate Professor, Geography Department

banug@email.unc.edu

Fall 2017 Fellow


Penny Gordon-Larsen

Penny Gordon-Larsen

Professor, Depart of Nutrition, UNC Gillings School of Public Health
919-962-6110
pglarsen@email.unc.edu


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Suzanne Gulledge

Director, Academic Leadership Program
919-962-7879
sgulledg@email.unc.edu

“Leadership is defined by a particular kind of service,” says Suzanne Gulledge, clinical professor of Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, International and Experiential Education and former … Continued


Laura Halperin

Laura Halperin

Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literature

lhalperi@email.unc.edu

Spring 2018 Fellow


Julia Haslett

Julia Haslett

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

jhaslett@unc.edu

Spring 2018 Fellow


Jennifer Ho

Jennifer Ho

Associate Director
919-962-8478
jho@email.unc.edu

Jennifer Ho has participated as a Faculty Fellow (2008, 2012) and Academic Leadership Program Fellow (2016). She first came to UNC Chapel Hill as a postdoctoral fellow for faculty diversity (2003-2005 … Continued


Philip Hollingsworth

Philip Hollingsworth

Coordinator for Faculty Programs
919-843-5464
pholling@email.unc.edu

Philip Hollingsworth joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in 2015 as Coordinator for Faculty Programs. In this role, he coordinates and supports all faculty programs offered through the In … Continued


Barbara Hyde, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Barbara R. Hyde

Development Committee, Advisory Board

Barbara Hyde is Chair of the J.R. Hyde III Family Foundation. Previously, she served as the executive director of the Arts & Sciences Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … Continued


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Ebony Johnson

Events Coordinator
919-962-0918
erj@email.unc.edu

Ebony R. Johnson currently serves as the Event Coordinator for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. For more than 10 years, she has been responsible for pre-event planning, on-site execution, an … Continued


Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson

Teaching Associate Professor, Biology Department
919-843-6962
johnsoncbio@unc.edu

Fall 2017 Fellow


Mark Katz

Mark Katz

Director
919-962-6831
mkatz@email.unc.edu

Mark Katz is the Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Professor Katz’s teaching and scholarship focus on music and techno … Continued


Michael Kennedy, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Michael D. Kennedy

Nominating Committee, Advisory Board

Michael Kennedy is a senior client partner with Korn/Ferry International.  Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Kennedy owned a venture capital consulting firm where he advised a Southeast-based private e … Continued


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Rob Kramer

Senior Leadership Consultant

rob_kramer@unc.edu

Since 1998, Rob Kramer has provided executive coaching, consulting and business training for a variety of sectors, with significant experience in healthcare and teaching hospitals. He served as the di … Continued


William Kumpf

William Kumpf

Administrative Assistant
919-962-0249
wckumpf@email.unc.edu

William Kumpf is the chief point of contact for all visitors to Hyde Hall, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Institute. William works to increase the efficiency of the entire off … Continued


T. William Lester

T. William Lester

Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning
919-962-3512
twlester@email.unc.edu

Spring 2018 Fellow


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Jocelyn Lim Chua

Assistant Professor, Anthropology; Faculty Advisory Board
919-962-1564
jlchua@email.unc.edu

Jocelyn Lim Chua’s research examines how globalizing psychiatry endeavors to systematically reshape human capacities for living. She is interested in how psychiatry’s relational forms of knowledge and … Continued


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Federico Luisetti

Professor, Department of Romance Studies

luisetti@email.unc.edu

Spring 2018 Fellow


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Lane Morris McDonald

Communications Committee, Advisory Board

Lane McDonald is the global head of the financials, education & business services vertical for the industry value creation team at Partners Group, a global private markets investor with over $57b … Continued


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John McGowan

John McGowan, Director Emeritus (Director 2006-2014), Professor of English and Comparative Literature
919-962-4022
jpm@email.unc.edu

John McGowan served for eight years as the Director of UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities. His work sits at the intersection of philosophy, political theory, and literary studies.  He is inte … Continued


Carla Merino-Rajme

Carla Merino-Rajme

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
919-962-0176
cmerino@unc.edu

Spring 2018 Fellow


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Lucrecia Moore

Advisory Board Member

Lucrecia Moore is a senior vice president, associate general counsel, and assistant corporate secretary for Bank of America Merchant Services LLC. Previously, she was vice president and assistant gene … Continued


Barbara Moran

Facilitator, Retired Faculty Program
919-962-8067
moran@ils.unc.edu


Peter Mucha, Chairs Leadership Program

Peter Mucha

Director, Chairs Leadership Program
919-962-2568
mucha@unc.edu

Peter J. Mucha is a Bowman and Gray Professor in Mathematics and Applied Physical Sciences. He has served as chair of the Mathematics Department and founding chair of the Applied Physical Sciences Dep … Continued


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Aimee Murphy

Student Assistant
919-962-0249
aqmurphy@live.unc.edu

Aimee Murphy joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in September 2016. Currently a junior, Aimee will graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill in December 2017 with a double major in Political Science … Continued


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Alan Sanders Neely, Sr.

Nominating Committee, Advisory Board

Alan Neely is a retired Senior Client Partner from Korn/Ferry International where he managed the Atlanta Office, the Southeast, and co-managed the Worldwide Technology Practice. Previously, he was vic … Continued


Mai Nguyen

Mai Nguyen

Director, New Faculty Program
919-962-4762
nguyen@unc.edu

City and Regional Planning Associate Professor Mai Thi Nguyen helps faculty integrate into the academic life at UNC and to become aware of the many professional and social opportunities at UNC and in … Continued


Elizabeth Olson

Elizabeth Olson

Associate Professor, Geography Department
919-962-6816
eaolson@email.unc.edu

Fall 2017 Fellow


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Will Overlock

Advisory Board Member

Will Overlock is a Vice President with SL Green Realty Corp.  As a real estate professional with over ten years’ experience he has held other positions in the industry most recently at Cushman & W … Continued


Susan Harbage Page

Susan Harbage Page

Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies

pages@email.unc.edu


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Hannah Perez

Development Coordinator
919-962-6830
hannah.perez@unc.edu

Hannah Perez joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities as the development coordinator in September 2016. Hannah primarily supports Allison Burnett Smith in gift processing, event management, an … Continued


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Roger Perry

Development Committee, Advisory Board

Roger Perry is chairman of East West Partners Club Management. He is also President of East West Partners Management Company, Inc. Previously, he was a senior vice president of sale and marketing for … Continued


Morgan Pitelka

Morgan Pitelka

Professor, Department of Asian Studies and Department of History; Director, Carolina Asia Center
919-843-0130
mpitelka@unc.edu


Charles Price

Charles Price

Associate Professor, Anthropology Department
919-843-7809
cprice1@email.unc.edu

Fall 2017 Fellow


Savannah Roach

Student Assistant, Events Services
919-962-0249
savkar@live.unc.edu

Savannah joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in the fall of 2017 as the Events Services Assistant. She is currently a first-year student majoring in Economics. Savannah has strong interes … Continued


Geoff Sayre-McCord

Geoff Sayre-McCord

Associate Professor Program Director
919-627-1403
sayre-mccord@unc.edu

The Associate Professor Program, led by IAH Fellow and philosophy scholar Geoff Sayre-McCord, seeks to provide newly tenured and promoted associate professors with mentoring and support at this key mi … Continued


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Nelson Schwab III

Vice Chair, Advisory Board

Nelson Schwab is co-founder and senior advisor with Carousel Capital. Previously, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Paramount Parks, chairman and chief executive officer of Kings En … Continued


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Kumarini Silva

Assistant Professor, Communication

kumi@email.unc.edu

Dr. Silva’s research is at the intersections of feminism, identity and Identification, post-colonial studies, and popular culture. She is the author of Brown Threat: Identification in the Security Sta … Continued


Karla Slocum

Karla Slocum

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropolgy; Director of Institute of African American Research
kslocum@unc.edu
919-962-2438


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John Staton

Development Committee, Advisory Board

John Staton is the President of Concepts Sport the leading sports licensed loungewear company in the country. Mr. Staton earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel … Continued


Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature
919-962-3395
mattheta@email.unc.edu

Fall 2017 Fellow


Beverly Taylor, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Beverly Taylor

Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature
(919) 962-5481
btaylor@email.unc.edu

Beverly Taylor is a Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.  A former Chair of that Department, she earned her graduate degrees in English from Duke University in 1977, when … Continued


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John Townsend III

Finance Committee, Advisory Board

John Townsend served as a senior advisor with Tiger Management Corp until his retirement in November of 2015. Mr. Townsend joined Tiger Management in July 2010 and served as its Chief Operating Office … Continued


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Ruel Tyson

IAH Founder and Director Emeritus (Director 1987-2006)
919-962-3935
tyson@email.unc.edu

Ruel Willoughby Tyson Jr. founded the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and guided its development as director for 20 years, until 2006. Tyson was born in Winterville Township in Pitt County, N.C. … Continued


Adrianna Vu

Adrianna Vu

Student Assistant, Database and Website
919-904-8689
advu@live.unc.edu

Adrianna Vu joined the Institute for Arts and Humanities in August 2017. She is currently a sophomore double majoring in information science and computer science. Following graduation, Adrianna wants … Continued


Rebecca Walker

Associate Professor, Social Medicine & Adjunct Associate Professor, Philosophy
919-843-6896
rebecca_1_walker@med.unc.edu

Rebecca Walker is Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Core Faculty in the Center for Bioethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sh … Continued


Barbara Wasik

Facilitator, Retired Faculty Program
919-966-6908
wasik@unc.edu


Tommie Watson

Tommie Watson

Director of Operations
919-843-2657
tommie@email.unc.edu

Tommie Watson is the Director of Operations for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. He provides leadership and strategy for the Institute while managing the day-to-day operations. Tommie suppor … Continued


John White

John F. White III

Nominating Committee, Advisory Board

John White is the president of JFW Properties, based in Raleigh, N.C. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chapel Hill in 1989.


John Wickham

John Wickham

Communications Committee, Advisory Board


Rebecca Williams

Business Manager
919-843-5108
rcwilliams@unc.edu

Rebecca Williams manages the budget of the programs and initiatives sponsored by the IAH.  Prior to joining the Institute, Rebecca worked as a coordinator for some of UNC’s China-based international s … Continued


Caroline Williamson, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Caroline Williamson

Chair, Advisory Board

Caroline Williamson is the President, Treasurer, and a Director of the B. Robert Williamson, Jr. Foundation. Williamson created the B. Robert Williamson Jr. Foundation in 2012 in memory of her late hu … Continued


Molly Worthen

Assistant Professor, History

mworthen@unc.edu


Adam Zanation

Adam Zanation

Harold C. Pillsbury Distinguished Professor, UNC School of Medicine; Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs Director for Practice Development; Director of Advanced Rhinology, Oncology and Open/Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
919-843-7091