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


Misha Becker

Misha Becker

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

Misha Becker is Professor of Linguistics. She earned her B.A. in Language Studies before completing both her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Becker’s background is in s … Continued


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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


Emily Burrill

Director, African Studies Center; Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies Department
919-962-3908
eburrill@email.unc.edu

Academic Leadership Fellow


Kia Caldwell

Kia Caldwell

Facilitator, Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group
(919) 962-8225
klcaldwe@email.unc.edu

Kia Caldwell, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies. She is serving as co-facilitator of the IAH Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group. Dr. C … Continued


Max Chapman

Max C. Chapman, Jr.

Finance Committee, Advisory Board


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Tom Chapman

Finance Committee, Advisory Board


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Tom Clegg

Facilitator, Retired Faculty Program
(919) 962-4080
clegg@physics.unc.edu

Thomas B. Clegg, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. As professor and former Department Chair, he retired in 2016 after significantly contributing to the departm … Continued


Claude Clegg

Claude Clegg

Professor, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
cclegg@email.unc.edu

Claude Clegg is a Lyle Jones Distinguished Professor in the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, and also serves as Distinguished Professor in History. Dr. Clegg is an alumnu … Continued


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Sanford A. Cockrell III

Finance Committee, Advisory Board


Wendy Cox

Wendy Cox

Associate Dean for Professional Education, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
919-966-9990
wendy_cox@unc.edu

Academic Leadership Fellow


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Renée Alexander Craft

Interim Program Director, Faculty Fellowship Program
919-962-3305
renee.alexander.craft@unc.edu

For the past seventeen years, Alexander Craft’s research and creative projects have centered on an Afro-Latin community located in the small coastal town of Portobelo, Panama who call themselves and t … Continued


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


Mark Crescenzi

Mark Crescenzi

Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science,
919-962-0401
crescenzi@unc.edu

Academic Leadership Fellow


Rebecca Darwin

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


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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


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.


Melanie Feinberg

Melanie Feinberg

Associate Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
(919) 962-6244
mfeinber@unc.edu

School of Information and Library Science Fellow


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


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Jennifer Gates-Foster

Associate Professor, Classics
919-962-7191
jgatesfoster@unc.edu

Jennifer Gates-Foster is an Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from the University of Virginia, and her M.A. (Greek, Classical Archaeol … Continued


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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


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Michael Gutierrez

Teaching Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literature
919-962-3520
mgutie@email.unc.edu


Robert Hackney

Robert Hackney, Jr.

Advisory Board Member


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Jacqueline Hagan

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Sociology
919-962-7568
jhagan@unc.edu


Philip Hollingsworth

Philip Hollingsworth

Program Administrator
919-843-5464
pholling@email.unc.edu

Philip Hollingsworth joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in 2015, and serves as the Program Administrator for the Institute’s faculty programs. In this role, he coordinates and supports a … Continued


Philip Hollingsworth

Philip Hollingsworth

Program Administrator, Associate Professor Program
919-843-5464
pholling@email.unc.edu

Philip Hollingsworth is the IAH Program Administrator and also serves as Program Director for the Associate Professor Program. Before joining the IAH, Philip taught Spanish for ten years, instructing … 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

Event Planner
919-962-0918
erj@email.unc.edu

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


Mark Katz

Mark Katz

Director Emeritus (Director 2014-2019), Professor of Music
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


Mark Katz

Mark Katz

Interim Director, New Faculty Program
919-962-1039
mkatz@email.unc.edu

IAH Director Emeritus (2014-2019) Mark Katz, Ph.D. will serve as Interim Director of the New Faculty Program for the academic year 2019-2020. Katz is a Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Stud … Continued


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Emil Keme

Associate Professor, Department of Romance Studies
919-962-2059
edelvall@email.unc.edu

Emil Keme is Associate Professor of Spanish and Associate Chair in the Department Romance Studies. In addition, he has an appointment in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. He received his B.A. fr … 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


Heidi Kim

Facilitator, Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group
919-962-4042
heidikim@email.unc.edu

Heidi Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of English & Comparative Literature. She obtained her A.B. in Biochemical Sciences and Citation in French from Harvard University. After colle … Continued


Seth Kotch

Seth Kotch

Assistant Professor, American Studies
(919) 308-6468
sethkotch@unc.edu

Schwab Fellow


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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


Miles Lamont

John Miles Lamont

Advisory Board Member


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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


Kathryn Long

Kathryn Long

Communications Committee, Advisory Board Member

Kathryn holds a B.A. in Studio Art in 1977 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a native of Greensboro, NC where she lives with her husband, Bobby.  They have 2 children, Katie … Continued


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Carol Magee

Associate Professor, Art & Art History
919-962-0722
cmagee@email.unc.edu


Tim Marr, Faculty Fellowship Program Director

Tim Marr

Director, Faculty Fellowship Program
919-962-4019
marr@unc.edu

Timothy Marr is a Distinguished Term Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of American Studies. He holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of English and Comparative Literat … Continued


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Catherine Marshall

Facilitator, Retired Faculty Program

marshall@email.unc.edu

Catherine Marshall, Ph.D. is a retired faculty member of the School of Education. Marshall, a long-time member of the Educational Leadership faculty, has written extensively on women’s issues in North … Continued


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Alice Marwick

Assistant Professor, Communication
919-962-3305


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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


Noreen McDonald

Noreen McDonald

Professor, Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning; Director, Carolina Transportation Program at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies
919-962-4781
noreen@unc.edu

Academic Leadership Fellow


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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


James Moeser

James Moeser

Chancellor Emeritus (2000-2008), Director Emeritus (Interim Director 2016-2017)

James Moeser is Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Music Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As chancellor from 2000 to 2008, he articulated the vision that UNC should be Am … Continued


Lucrecia Moore

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

Barbara B. Moran recently retired as Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science after 36 years as a faculty member and dean in SILS. Her teaching and r … Continued


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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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 Thi Nguyen

Associate Professor, City & Regional Planning
919-962-4762
mai@unc.edu


McKee Nunnally

H. McKee Nunnally, II

Nominating Committee, Advisory Board


Angela O'Neill, Director of Development

Angela O’Neill

Director of Development
919-962-2528
angela.oneill@unc.edu

Angela O’Neill joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities as the Director of Development in August 2018. Prior to coming to the IAH, Angela worked as an associate director of development for the … Continued


Todd Ochoa

Todd Ochoa

Associate Professor, Religious Studies Department
919-962-3934
tochoa@email.unc.edu

Academic Leadership Fellow


Elizabeth Olson

Elizabeth Olson

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

Academic Leadership Fellow


Will Overlock

Will Overlock

Communications Committee, 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 & … 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 the Development Director in gift processing, event management, … Continued


Andy Perrin

Andrew Perrin

Director
919-962-6831
andrew_perrin@unc.edu

Dr. Andrew Perrin is a professor of sociology and special assistant to the provost and dean for accreditation and curricular innovation. He has been a member of the Carolina faculty since 2001. Perrin … Continued


Roger Perry

Roger Perry

Vice Chair, 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


David Pfennig

David Pfennig

Professor, Biology
919-962-6958
dpfennig@unc.edu

Academic Leadership Fellow


Sophia Ramos, Communications Specialist

Sophia Ramos

Communications Specialist
919-962-7161
sophiav@email.unc.edu

Before joining the Institute’s staff in 2018, Sophia’s experience in marketing spanned from national multifamily housing developments to higher education. Most recently, she worked in marketing for th … Continued


Julnar Rizk

Julnar Rizk

Communications Committee, Advisory Board Member

Currently a manager on Facebook’s global learning and development team, Julnar leads a team of client partners who provide leader, team, and manager development for Facebook’s Family of Apps and AR/VR … Continued


Michelle Robinson

Associate Professor, American Studies
(919) 962-1991
mmrobins@email.unc.edu

Kenan Fellow


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Joyce Rudinsky

Professor, Communication
919- 962-7562
jrudinsk@email.unc.edu

Joyce Rudinsky is a visual artist working with electronic and interactive media to investigate lived experience in an information-based society. Her most recent work investigates the impact of informa … 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


Nelson Schwab

Nelson Schwab III

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


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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


William Sturkey

William Sturkey

Assistant Professor, History
(919) 962-1109
wsturkey@live.unc.edu

Espy/Preyer 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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J. Michael Terry

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


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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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Lien Truong

Assistant Professor, Art and Art History

lien.truong@unc.edu

Lien Truong’s paintings examine social, cultural and political history, exploring the influences that form contemporary identity, heritage and belief systems in a transcultural context. Truong’s work … Continued


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Ruel Tyson

IAH Founder and Director Emeritus (Director 1987-2006)

Ruel Willoughby Tyson Jr. founded the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and guided its development as director for 20 years, until 2006. He lived a life dedicated to scholarship and service until … Continued


Maureen Vidger, Operations Coordinator

Maureen Vidger

Operations Coordinator
919-962-0249
maureenv@email.unc.edu

Maureen joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in June 2018 as Operations Coordinator. In this role, she primarily supports colleagues whilst ensuring the day-to-day building operations with … Continued


Rebecca L. Walker

Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine & Adjunct Associate Professor, Philosophy
919-843-6896
rebecca_l_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

Barbara H. Wasik is a William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor Emerita. She served as a professor in School Psychology in the School of Education and a researcher at the FPG Child Development Ins … Continued


Tommie Watson

Tommie Watson

Executive Director
919-843-2657
tommie@email.unc.edu

Tommie Watson is the Executive Director for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. He provides leadership and strategy for the Institute while managing the day-to-day operations. Tommie supports a … Continued


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Lee Weisert

Associate Professor, Music
919-962-1039
weisert@email.unc.edu


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

Finance Committee, Advisory Board


Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

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

Rebecca Williams manages the administration and finances of the Institute’s programs and initiatives, including events and grants support. She has more than nine years of project management experience … Continued


Caroline Williamson, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Caroline Williamson

Advisory Board Member

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, Department of History
919-962-1031
mworthen@unc.edu

Molly Worthen is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She earned her PhD from Yale University in 2011 and has been teaching at UNC since 2012. Her most r … Continued


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Nadia Yaqub

Professor, Department of Asian Studies
919-843-8149
yaqub@email.unc.edu

Nadia Yaqub is Professor and Chair in the Department of Asian Studies, while also serving as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of English & Comparative Literature. Dr. Yaqub’s resea … Continued


Mike Yelverton

Michael Yelverton

Development Committee, Advisory Board Member