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




Dr. Morgan Pitelka

Director, Professor of Asian Studies

Dori Brady

Program Manager, The Phillips Ambassadors Program

Kathryn Ulrich

Business Manager

Shuyi Lin

Program Associate


Student Assistants


susan-portraitSusan Chen

Events Assistant


Molly Portrait

Molly Irwin

Photography & Design Assistant


nikki-portraitNikki Vandiford

Communications Assistant


tj-headshotTJ Bakare

Outreach Intern


Advisory Committee

Morgan Pitelka ex officio, Carolina Asia Center

Bob Miles, 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

Kate Muessig, 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

Pika Ghosh, Associate Professor, Department of Art

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