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

Academic Leadership Fellow


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


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


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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

Emily Burrill

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

Academic Leadership Fellow


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Max C. Chapman, Jr.

Finance Committee, Advisory Board


M. 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


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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


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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


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Marila Cordeiro-Stone

Facilitator, Retired Faculty Program
(919) 260-6061
marila_cordeiro-stone@med.unc.edu

Marila Cordeiro-Stone, Ph.D. is a Professor Emerita of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine, where she was Director of Graduate Studies for doctoral programs i … Continued


Wendy Cox

Wendy Cox

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

Academic Leadership Fellow


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


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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


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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.


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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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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


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

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


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 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
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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Jim Ketch

Professor, Department of Music
919-962-7560
jketch@email.unc.edu

Jim Ketch is a Professor in the Department of Music. He studied music at Indiana State University (B.S. 1974) and at the University of Illinois-Urbana (M.S. 1976). Currently, he serves as trumpet inst … Continued


Heidi Kim

Associate Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature
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


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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


Jacqueline Lawton

Jacqueline Lawton

Assistant Professor, Dramatic Art
(919) 962-2480
jlawton@unc.edu

Dubose/IAH 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


Kathryn Long

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


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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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

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


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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

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


Alan Neely Institute for the Arts and Humanities

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

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


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


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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
919-962-3908
pages@email.unc.edu

Susan Harbage Page is an Assistant Professor in the department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Page earned her B.M. (saxophone performance) and M.M. (saxophone performance) from Michigan State Universi … 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


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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

Sophia Ramos

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

Sophia Ramos joined the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in 2018. Before her position at UNC, she previously worked in marketing for the Department of Medicine at her alma mater – the University … Continued


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Michelle Robinson

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

Kenan Fellow


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Carolina Sa Carvalho

Assistant Professor, Romance Studies
(919) 962-8173
carolsa@email.unc.edu

Pardue Fellow


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

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


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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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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


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Emilio del Valle Escalante

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

Emilio del Valle Escalante 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 rec … 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


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Daniel Wallace

Professor, English and Comparative Literature
(919) 962-4052
dhwallac@email.unc.edu

Burress Fellow


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, I.A.H. Director of Operations

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


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Lyneise Williams

Associate Professor, Art History
(919) 962-0737
williale@email.unc.edu

Townsend Fellow


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

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