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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.


William Leake Andrews

Facilitator, Retired Faculty Program

wandrews@unc.edu

Dr. William L. Andrews is E. Maynard Adams Professor of English in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Andrews has authored or edited more than 40 books on a wide range of African American l … Continued


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Todd BenDor

Professor, City & Regional Planning
(919) 962-4760
bendor@unc.edu


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James Keith Brown



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


Chad Bryant

Chad Bryant

Faculty Fellows Selection Committee
(919) 962-2115
bryantc@email.unc.edu

Chad Bryant, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of History. Dr. Bryant’s interests include nationalism and the urban experience in modern Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular … Continued


Max Chapman

Max C. Chapman, Jr.

Finance Committee


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Tom Chapman

Chair, Finance Committee


Danielle Christmas

Faculty Fellows Selection Committee
(919) 962-5481
dchristmas@unc.edu

Danielle Christmas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, endowed as the Delta Delta Delta Fellow in the … Continued


Jocelyn Chua

Jocelyn Chua

Associate Professor, Anthropology
(919) 962-1145
jlchua@email.unc.edu

Borden Fellow


Rebecca Darwin

Rebecca W. Darwin

Communications Committee

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


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Thad Domina

Professor, School of Education
(949) 293-7822
tdomina@email.unc.edu


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

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

Chair, Communications Committee

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


Michael A. Figueroa

Facilitator, Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group
(919) 962-0906
mfigueroa@unc.edu

Michael A. Figueroa (Assistant Professor) is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in music and politics in the modern Middle East and its diasporas. The first phase of his career has been rooted in et … Continued


Michael A. Figueroa

Assistant Professor, Music
(919) 962-5481
mfigueroa@unc.edu

Pardue Fellow


Maggie Fritz Morkin

Maggie Fritz-Morkin

Assistant Professor, Romance Studies
(919) 962-5457
mfritzm@email.unc.edu

Turner Fellow


Jennifer Gates-Foster

Faculty Fellows Selection Committee
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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Julia Sprunt Grumbles

Development Committee

Julia Sprunt Grumbles is currently a member of the IAH Advisory Board and previously served as Chair of the board. She is the former corporate vice president of human resources, public relations, and … Continued


Micheal Gutierrez

Michael Gutierrez

Faculty Fellows Selection Committee
mgutie@email.unc.edu

Michael Keenan Gutierrez, Ph.D. is the author of The Trench Angel (Leapfrog) and earned degrees from UCLA, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of New Hampshire. His work has been publi … Continued


Robert Hackney

Robert Hackney, Jr.

Finance Committee


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 Director, 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

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), Distinguished 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


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William Keyes IV

Nominating Committee


Heidi Kim

Associate Professor, English & Comparative Literature
(919) 962-5481
heidikim@email.unc.edu


Rob Kramer

Senior Leadership Consultant

rob_kramer@unc.edu

Since 1998, Rob Kramer has provided executive coaching and, with a specialized focus in public and academic leadership and team development. He served as the director of Training & Organizational … Continued


Miles Lamont

John Miles Lamont

Development Committee


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Ava Lane

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

Ava serves as the Institute’s Administrative Assistant and as Executive Assistant to the IAH Director. She is responsible for facilities management, scheduling meetings and events, and providing admin … Continued


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Lisa Lindsay

Distinguished Professor, History
(919) 962-2178
lalindsa@email.unc.edu


Kathryn Long

Kathryn Long

Communications Committee

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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Pamela Lothspeich

Program Director, New Faculty Program
(919) 962-4294
ploth@email.unc.edu

Dr. Pamela Lothspeich holds a Ph.D. in South Asian area studies and comparative literature from Columbia University. Her research centers on modern adaptations of the Hindu epics in Hindi literature a … Continued


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Christian O. Lundberg

Leadership Selection Committee
(919) 962-7720
clundber@email.unc.edu

Dr. Christian Lundberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is also Co-Director of the University Program in Cultural Studies. Teaching and research inte … Continued


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


Catherine Marshall

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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Lane Morris McDonald

Finance Committee

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

Director Emeritus (Director 2006-2014), Professor Emeritus 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


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Deborah Miller

Development Committee


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


James Moeser

James Moeser

Nominating Committee

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


Torin Monahan

Torin Monahan

Professor, Communication

torin.monahan@unc.edu

Ellison Fellow


Lucrecia Moore

Lucrecia Moore

Finance Committee

Lucrecia Moore is Senior Company Counsel at Wells Fargo. Previously, she was vice president and assistant general counsel for BB&T, and she served as a vice president of institutional retirement a … 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


Walker Morris

Walker Morris

Communications Committee


Allen Mosely

Allen Moseley

Nominating Committee


Peter Mucha, Chairs Leadership Program

Peter Mucha

Program Director, Chairs Leadership Program
919-962-1294
mucha@unc.edu

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


Mai Thi Nguyen

Program Director, Academic Leadership Program
(919) 962-4762
mai@unc.edu

Mai Thi Nguyen, associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named as director o … Continued


McKee Nunnally

H. McKee Nunnally, II

Nominating Committee


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 Ramón Ochoa

Leadership Selection Committee
(919) 962-3934
tochoa@email.unc.edu

Todd Ramón Ochoa is a cultural anthropologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Society of the Dead: … Continued


Will Overlock

Will Overlock

Communications Committee

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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Abigail Panter

Leadership Selection Committee
(919) 843-7773
panter@unc.edu

Dr. Abigail Panter (B.A., Wellesley College, 1985; Ph.D., New York University, 1989) is the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and a professor of psychology in the L. L. Thurstone Psych … Continued


Susan Pennybacker

Susan Pennybacker

Distinguished Professor, History

pennybac@email.unc.edu

Burress Fellow


Andy Perrin

Andrew Perrin

Director
919-962-6831
andrew_perrin@unc.edu

Dr. Andrew Perrin is a professor of sociology and has been a member of the Carolina faculty since 2001. An accomplished and interdisciplinary scholar, he has conducted research on the cultural sociolo … Continued


Roger Perry

Roger Perry

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


Petal Samuel

Petal Samuel

Assistant Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
(919) 966-1295
petals@email.unc.edu

Blackwell Fellow


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Aleksandra Prica

Assistant Professor, Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literature
(919) 966-1642
aprica@email.unc.edu

Woodbury Fellow


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Rohit Ramaswamy

Professor, Public Health
(515) 988-5124
ramaswam@email.unc.edu


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

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


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Victoria Rovine

Professor, Art and Art History

vrovine@email.unc.edu

Townsend Fellow


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Joyce Rudinsky

Faculty Fellows Selection Committee
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


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Rebecka Rutledge Fisher

Associate Professor, English & Comparative Literature
(919) 962-4013
rrfisher@ad.unc.edu

Johnson Fellow


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Eunice Sahle

Leadership Selection Committee
(919) 962-2341
eunice@email.unc.edu

Leadership Selection Committee:  Eunice N. Sahle is a graduate of University of Toronto (BA and MA) and Queen’s University (PhD) in Canada. She is a political scientist and Associate Professor with a … Continued


Viji Sathy

Viji Sathy

Teaching Associate Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience
(919) 843-9119
viji.sathy@unc.edu


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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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


John Staton III

Chair, Development Committee

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


John Sweet

John Sweet

Associate Professor, History
(919) 962-2115
sweet@unc.edu

IAH Legacy Fellow – Race, Memory, and Reckoning Initiative


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


J. Michael Terry

J. Michael Terry

Faculty Fellows Selection Committee

jmterry@unc.edu

J. Michael Terry is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at UNC-Chapel Hill.


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Amanda Thompson

Associate Professor, Anthropology
(919) 843-2060
althomps@email.unc.edu


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John Townsend III

Finance Committee

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


Lien Truong, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Lien Truong

Faculty Fellows Selection Committee

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


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Gabriela Valdivia

Faculty Fellows Selection Committee
(919) 962-3871
valdivia@email.unc.edu

Gabriela Valdivia, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography. Dr. Valdivia examines the political ecology of natural resource governance: how states, firms, and civil society appr … 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


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

Vice Chair, Advisory Board | Chair, Nominating Committee


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