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Program Directors

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.

Oswaldo Estrada

Oswaldo Estrada

Director, Faculty Fellows Program
(919) 962-2062

Oswaldo Estrada is a Peruvian-American writer, literary critic, and professor of Latin American Literature and Culture in the Department of Romance Studies.

Viji Sathy

Viji Sathy

Director, Academic Leadership Program
(919) 843-9119

Viji Sathy (UNC ’96, ’03) is the Associate Dean for Evaluation and Assessment and Director of the Townsend Program for Education Research, and a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Amarjit Bhudiraja

Amarjit S. Budhiraja

Interim Director, Chairs Leadership Program
(919) 962-2189

Amarjit S. Budhiraja is a professor of Statistics and Operations Research in the College of Arts & Sciences. He served as the chair of the STOR department from 2014-2019.

Philip Hollingsworth

Philip Hollingsworth

Program Director, Associate Professor Program

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 at the middle school, high school and undergraduate levels. He also spent four years as the manager of the Language Resource Center, which serves UNC’s Department of Romance Studies.  Philip holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Hispanic Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Spanish from Elon University.


Pamela Lothspeich

Program Director, New Faculty Program
(919) 962-4294

Pamela Lothspeich holds a Ph.D. in South … Continued

William Leake Andrews

Facilitator, Retired Faculty Program

William L. Andrews is E. Maynard Adams Professor of English in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Lynne Vernon-Feagans

Lynne Vernon-Feagans

Program Director, Retired Faculty Program
(919) 619-0543

Lynne Vernon-Feagans is the William C. Friday Distinguished Professor Emerita at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Education. She has focused her research on young children and families from diverse low wealth rural communities.

Michael A. Figueroa

Facilitator, Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group
(919) 962-0906

Michael A. Figueroa is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in music and politics in the modern Middle East and its diasporas.

Rob Kramer

Senior Leadership Consultant

Since 1998, Rob Kramer has provided executive coaching and, with a specialized focus in public and academic leadership and team development.