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Andrew Perrin, Professor, Sociology

Andrew Perrin

“Humanities mode of thinking is unique. It really values complexity,” says Andrew Perrin. “It’s a very different way of thinking from STEM scholars and social science scholars.” It is these mechanisms that have compelled Perrin to look at “how scholarship and humanities would contribute to democratic citizenship.” He finished a Faculty Fellowship in Spring 2016, where he researched humanities education and its impact … Continued



Mai Nguyen, New Faculty Program Director

Mai Nguyen, Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at U.N.C.

City and Regional Planning Associate Professor Mai Nguyen is the New Faculty Program Director at the IAH, effective July 1. She succeeds Associate Professor of Religious Studies Todd Rámon Ochoa, who served in the position for 3 years. “My goal with the new faculty program is to help faculty integrate into the academic life at UNC and to become aware of the many professional and social opportunities available at UNC … Continued



Michael Gerhardt, UNC School of Law Professor

Michael Gerhardt

Michael Gerhardt called it months ago. The Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law said the Republicans would choose Donald Trump as their nominee and this week Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the Democratic nomination. Gerhardt’s most memorable moments in teaching are linking world events in the classroom. “In law there are always some current issues, we just don’t know what those are going t … Continued



James Moeser, Acting IAH Director and Chancellor Emeritus

James Moeser

“The faculty is at the heart of what we are about as a university” James Moeser said. “The administration exists to facilitate the life and work of the faculty and a student’s learning.”  He served as UNC Chancellor from 2000 to 2008. Moeser recalls his first class after administrating for many years was the first-year seminar on music and culture. The fall semester was always the most exciting. Students were “very o … Continued



Kathleen DuVal, History Professor

Kathleen DuVal

UNC History Professor and Faculty Fellow Kathleen DuVal discusses teaching and her award-winning book Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution.  But DuVal really lights up when discussing Carolina students. “They are smart and well-educated and ready to learn something new,” She said. “Every semester I get so many delights.”



Jane Thrailkill and Jordynn Jack at the HHIVE

jane thrailkill and jordynn jack

“A mingling of the health sciences with the text tools, critical techniques of the humanistic disciplines,” is how Jane Thrailkill describes the work of the Health Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Venue for Exploration (HHIVE) at UNC. Thrailkill is the director and, together with and Jordynn Jack as associate director, they work to unite faculty in students to merge health science and the humanities.



Suzanne Gulledge, Director, Academic Leadership Program

Suzanne-Gulledge picture

Suzanne is clinical professor of Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, International and Experiential Education and former chair of the faculty in the School of Education. Effective July 1, 2016, she began as the new director of the Academic Leadership Program.



Kim Strom-Gottfried, Director of Ethics Education and Policy Management

Kim Strom-Gottfried

“Leadership can be a very lonely place,” Kim Strom-Gottfried says. “[Leaders] have to make decisions and hold confidences.” In an interview with Michele Berger, director of the Faculty Fellows Program, Strom-Gottfried, who is also the Smith P. Theimann Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at the School of Social Work, talked about what changes in leadership trends she’s observed in the eight ye … Continued



Mark Katz, Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Mark Katz

Mark Katz discusses his work as music professor and director of the Institute, as well as his position as director of the Next Level, a U.S. State Department program that brings hip-hop to serve as cultural diplomacy internationally.



Oswaldo Estrada, Associate Professor of Spanish

Oswaldo Estrada

Associate Professor Oswaldo Estrada is no stranger to the classroom. He joined the Faculty Fellowship as the recipient of the Chapman Family Teaching Award. He says that it’s a blend of “preparing a lot” for a class and “being flexible” that allows him to bring his best as an educator. As the son of Peruvian immigrants, his family had pushed him to more lucrative ideas for professions, but Estrada felt called to life … Continued



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