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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.

Andy Perrin

Andrew Perrin

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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

Tommie Watson

Tommie Watson

Executive Director
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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

Angela O'Neill, Director of Development

Angela O’Neill

Director of Development
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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

Philip Hollingsworth

Philip Hollingsworth

Program Administrator
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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

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Business Manager
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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

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Ebony Johnson

Event Planner
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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

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Ava Lane

Administrative Assistant
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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

Mark Katz

Mark Katz

Director Emeritus (Director 2014-2019), Distinguished Professor of Music
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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

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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John McGowan

Director Emeritus (Director 2006-2014), Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature
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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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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