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Staff


Prof. Ji-Yeon Jo

Director, Associate Professor of Asian Studies
919.843.0130
joj@email.unc.edu

FedEx GEC, Rm. 3105

Dr. Kevin W. Fogg

Associate Director
919.843.9065
kfogg@email.unc.edu

FedEx GEC, Rm. 3107


Dori Brady

Program Director, Phillips Ambassadors
919.843.7522
dori.brady@unc.edu

FedEx GEC, Rm. 3116


Kathryn Ulrich

Business Manager
919.843.0129
kathryn.ulrich@unc.edu

FedEx GEC, Rm. 3106


Dr. Becky Butler

Assistant Director for Southeast Asia Initiatives
919.445.1271
becky.butler@unc.edu

FedEx GEC, Rm. 4119


Eleanor Murray

Program Associate
919.843.9203
elemurr@live.unc.edu

FedEx GEC, Rm. 3112

 

Student Assistants

 

Megan Lam

Program Assistant, Carolina Asia Center

Cherry Blossoms

Shemariah Solomon

Program Assistant, Carolina Asia Center


Lucie Hills

Program Assistant, Phillips Ambassadors Program

 

 

Ivy Janson

Graduate Assistant, Carolina Asia Center

dijae@unc.edu

 

 


Advisory Committee

The advisory committee is made up of faculty and senior leadership from across UNC who provide advice and guidance on the Carolina Asia Center’s programs. Appointments are for renewable three year terms.

Ji-Yeon Jo, Associate Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director, Carolina Asia Center (ex officio)

Currently appointed through June 2024:
Barbara Ambros, Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Michelle T. King, Associate Professor, Department of History
Julia Kruse, Director of STAR, Global Business Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Sean Y. Sylvia, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Meenu Tewari, Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning

Currently appointed through June 2025:
Chris Nelson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Morgan Pitelka, Professor and Chair, Department of Asian Studies
Afroz Taj, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies
Michael Tsin, Associate Professor, Department of History
Robin Visser, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies

Currently appointed through June 2026:
Angel Hsu, Associate Professor, Public Policy
Jason Kinnear, Dean, Study Abroad Office
Christian Lentz, Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Yan Song, Professor and Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning and Director, Program on Chinese Cities
Claudia Yaghoobi, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director, Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies