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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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


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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


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


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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


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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


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


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


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


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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


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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