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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

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

Director, Chairs Leadership Program
(919) 962-2189

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

Nadia Yaqub

Nadia Yaqub

Interim Director, Associate Professors Program

Nadia Yaqub is professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and coordinator of the department’s Arabic program, while also serving as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of English & Comparative Literature.


Pamela Lothspeich

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

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

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.

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Peter Ornstein

Program Director, Retired Faculty Program
(919) 962-4138

Peter Ornstein is professor emeritus in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department.

Rob Kramer

Senior Leadership Advisor

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