Staff | Student Assistants | Advisory Committee | Management Committee | Associated Faculty


Dr. Morgan Pitelka

Director, Professor of History and Asian Studies

Mary Lagdameo

Associate Director

Dori Brady

Program Manager, Phillips Ambassadors

Kathryn Ulrich

Business Manager

Shuyi Lin

Program Associate

Dr. Becky Butler

Southeast Asia Coordinator



Student Assistants

April Bourommavong

Events Assistant

Cecilia Sit

Photography & Design Assistant

Renata D’Agrella

Communications Assistant

Lanie Le

Outreach Assistant


Susan Chen

Program Assistant, Phillips Ambassadors


Advisory Committee

Morgan Pitelka ex officio, Carolina Asia Center
Jing Liu, Study Abroad Office
Carl Ernst, Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
Gang Yue, Department of Asian Studies
Christian Lentz, Department of Geography
Sean Y. Sylvia, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Margaret Wiener, Department of Anthropology
Pamela Lothspeich, Department of Asian Studies
Julia Kruse, Global Business Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School
Ji-Yeon Jo, Department of Asian Studies

Management Committee

Morgan Pitelka, Director, Carolina Asia Center; Professor, Department of Asian Studies
Robin Visser, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies
Chris Nelson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Afroz Taj, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies
Hsi-Chu Bolick, East Asian Bibliographer, Davis Library
Michael Tsin, Associate Professor, Department of History