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.


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Duvall S. Fuqua

Nominating Committee, Advisory Board

Duvall Fuqua is a trustee of The J.B. Fuqua Foundation, Inc. She holds a 1983 B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fuqua currently serves on the Carolina Women’s Lea … 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


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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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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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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


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Roger Perry

Development Committee, 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


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


Caroline Williamson, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Caroline Williamson

Chair, Advisory Board

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


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Nelson Schwab III

Vice 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


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


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


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


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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Max C. Chapman, Jr.

Finance Committee, Advisory Board


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Sanford A. Cockrell III

Finance Committee, Advisory Board


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.


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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


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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


John Ellison, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

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


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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


John Wickham

John Wickham

Communications Committee, Advisory Board


Ruel Tyson 2016 photo

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