Bland Simpson

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Bland Simpson is an award-winning author, musician, playwright and songwriter and an expert on N.C.'s coast and waterways.

Creative Writing North Carolina's coast and waterways Writing on the Natural World Coastal Studies Playwriting

Christopher A. Cooper

Madison Distinguished Professor of Political Science & Public Affiars and Director of the Public Policy Institute · Western Carolina University

Christopher A. Cooper's research is on N.C. politics, southern politics, political behavior and behavioral public administration.

Election Administration Public Administration Southern Politics American Politics Parties, Campaigns and Elections

Buck Goldstein, J.D., M.Ed.

Professor of the Practice, UNC School of Education and University Entrepreneur-in-Residence · UNC-Chapel Hill

Expert in entrepreneurship, venture capital, research universities as agents of societal change, university governance & strategic planning.

Financial Service Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Leadership Entrepreneurial Education Business Planning

Daniel Gitterman, Ph.D.

Chair, Public Policy and Duncan MacRae ’09 and Rebecca Kyle MacRae Professor of Public Policy, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dan Gitterman is the Chair of Public Policy and the Duncan MacRae ’09 and Rebecca Kyle MacRae Professor of Public Policy.

Public Policy and Practice Domestic Policy Social Policy Globalization Political Economy

Harvey Seim, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Seim is an expert on physical oceanography, coastal meteorology and exploring the potential of offshore wind energy.

Offshore wind power Ocean meteorology Physical oceanography Renewable Energy

Jessica Smith

W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government · UNC-Chapel Hill

Working with judicial system stakeholders to promote evidence-based criminal justice reform; over-criminalization, bail reform and more.

Post-Conviction Procedure Judicial Education Criminal Justice Reform Bail and Pretrial Release Criminal Law and Procedure

Diane Berry, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Berry's expertise is in developing community-based nutrition and exercise education and cognitive theory-based interventions.

Obesity Type 2 Diabetes Gestational Diabetes Milletus Community-Based Research Chronic Conditions

Hans Paerl, Ph.D.

William R. Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Marine Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Hans W. Paerl is Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences.

Hurricanes Tropical Cyclones Estuaries Harmful Algal Blooms Nutrient Pollution

Rachel Noble, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

A main thread of Rachel Noble’s work is the application of novel molecular techniques for applied and basic science.

stormwater E. Coli Water Treatment Microbial Contaminants Viruses

Beverly Collins

Associate Professor · Western Carolina University

Beverly Collins' research interests include vegetation ecology, especially mechanisms that drive structure & dynamics of plant communities.

Biology Ecological Methods Ecology Ecology and Evolution Physiological and Ecosystem Ecology

Tyler Mulligan

Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Development Finance Initiative · UNC-Chapel Hill

Tyler Mulligan is an Associate Professor of Public Law and Government at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government.

Affordable Housing Code Enforcement (Minimum Housing Codes) Community Development Downtown Revitalization Economic Development

Benjamin Steere

Associate Professor · Western Carolina University

Ben Steere's primary areas of interest for research and teaching include Southeastern archaeology and Cherokee archaeology.

Indigenous archaeology Household Anthropology Cherokee Archaeology Archaeology of Eastern North America Household Archaeology

James Markham, J.D.

Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy · UNC-Chapel Hill

Jamie Markham is an associate professor at the school of government at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Community Corrections Criminal Law and Procedure Jails Probation and Parole Sentencing Law

Brett Riggs

Professor · Western Carolina University

A research archaeologist, Brett Riggs is a former deputy tribal historical preservation officer for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Landscape Archaeology Prehistoric Archaeology Cultural Heritage Excavation Protection Of Cultural Heritage

Patricia Bricker

Professor, CEAP Associate Dean for Academic Affairs · Western Carolina University

Patricia Bricker's primary areas of expertise are science education and teacher professional development.

Elementary Education Teacher Professional Development STEM Education Science and Literacy Community Engagement Projects

William L. Andrews, Ph.D.

E. Maynard Adams Professor of English Emeritus, Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Andrews is an expert in African American literature, Southern literature and North American slave narratives.

Southern Literature American Literature to 1900 African American Literature Slavery Digital Humanities

N. Shaun Matthews, DDS, MD

Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of Telehealth · UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Dr. Matthews is Director of Teledentistry and a world-renowned leader in oral, maxillofacial and TMJ (jaw joint) reconstructive surgery.

TMJ Maxillofacial Trauma Artificial Jaw Joint Prostheses Tele-Dentistry Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Steve Marshall, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology; Director, Injury Prevention Research Center, Gillings School of Global Public Health · UNC at Chapel Hill

Steve Marshall is an epidemiologist whose main area of research is injury prevention.

Epidemiology Occupational Health and Safety Injury Prevention Exercise Science Sports Medicine

Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D.

Founding Director, UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders · UNC at Chapel Hill

World-renowned expert on eating disorders and disordered eating. Led the largest genetic initiative in eating disorders ever undertaken

Eating Disorders Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating Abnormal Psychology

Lynn Blanchard, Ph.D.

Director, Carolina Center for Public Service · UNC-Chapel Hill

Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Director of the Carolina Center for Public Service at UNC

Community Engagement Civic Engagement Philanthropy Education Community and Team Building Public Service