Honors Carolina Team

The Honors Carolina staff includes a team of academic professionals who are committed to undergraduate excellence. Please let us know how we can help you make the most of your Carolina experience.

James Leloudisp_circle_staff_Lelouidis

Professor of History
Associate Dean for Honors Carolina
Director of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Dean Leloudis provides overall leadership for Honors Carolina and the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence. He is an award-winning professor of History whose teaching and research focus on late-19th and 20th-century America. Dean Leloudis graduated from Carolina in History with highest honors, and then earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University and a PhD from Carolina.


p_circle_food_kendallRitchie Kendall

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Assistant Dean for Honors Carolina

Dean Kendall coordinates the selection of Honors Carolina students and is responsible for Honors course programming and extracurricular activities. He is an award-winning English professor who has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, and Assistant Chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Dean Kendall earned his undergraduate degree from Yale, and then master’s and PhD degrees at Harvard.


Jason Clemmonsp_circle_staff_Clemmons

Associate Director for Curriculum, Recruiting, and Operations
Honors Carolina and the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Jason Clemmons leads the Honors Carolina staff and supervises all aspects of the program and the Johnston Center’s daily operations. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Carolina.


p_circle_collins_ann_maskedAnne Collins

Senior Associate Director of Development for Honors Carolina and the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Anne Collins leads development for Honors Carolina. She maintains strong relationships with benefactors and friends who provide private support to advance the program’s academic priorities. Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and a minor in bioethics from the University of Virginia.


Chad Collins

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Advising & Career Guide, Honors Carolina

Chad Collina provides guidance to students as they explore academic and career goals, and helps them identify learning opportunities, in and outside of the classroom, that will prepare them for employment or post-graduate study. Chad holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and religion from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in college student personnel administration from Canisius College, and is MBTI certified.


Gina Difinop_circle_staff_Difino

Director of Burch Programs and Honors Study Abroad

Gina Difino provides guidance to students embarking on international experiences and works with faculty to develop new programs around the globe. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in international education from SIT Graduate Institute.


p_circle_staff_Amber-DuntleyAmber Duntley

Enrolled Student Services Coordinator, Honors Carolina

Amber Duntley coordinates an array of student services, from course registration to Senior Honors Thesis reporting. Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in studio arts from Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a master’s degree in arts administration from Boston University.


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Building Custodian

Andre Evans oversees the facilities maintenance of Graham Memorial, including housekeeping services, safety systems, equipment, and repairs. Andre also manages the event setup for activities hosted in the building.


Mary Floyd-Wilsonp_circle_staff_Floyd-Wilson

Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarships

Mary Floyd-Wilson is a scholar, instructor, and mentor who works closely with students applying for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. She is an award-winning professor of English Literature and most recently served as Director of Graduate Studies for English. Professor Floyd-Wilson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her master’s and PhD degrees from Carolina.


p_circle_staff_GallopAlsace Gallop

Program Assistant, Office of Distinguished Scholarships and Honors Carolina

Alsace Gallop helps identify and guide students and alumni who are candidates for prestigious and nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. She also is a webmaster for Honors Carolina and supports Honors Study Abroad and Burch Programs. Alsace holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Carolina.


Shandol Hoover

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Associate Director for Student Development and Special Projects, Honors Carolina

Shandol Hoover develops and maintains an active Honors Carolina network that connects currently enrolled students with Honors Carolina alumni, parents, and friends. She also oversees co-curricular programs for Honors Carolina students. Shandol holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and kinesiology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in college student personnel from the University of Maryland.


p_circle_staff_MarcinowskiErin Marcinowski

Assistant Director for Recruiting and Operations
Special Assistant to the Honors Deans

Erin Marcinowski serves as administrative liaison for the Honors Carolina deans, providing executive-level support and program coordination. She manages recruiting events and visits, conducts new student orientation workshops, and is the primary public contact for program inquiries. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mount Olive.


p_circle_staff_Will-MartinWill Martin

Building and Environmental Technician

Will Martin maintains Graham Memorial as the “university’s living room” by attending to the custodial needs of our classrooms, offices, and event spaces. Will also assists with event preparation for events hosted in the building.


p_circle_staff_Kristin-PawlowskiKristin Pawlowski 

Advising & Career Guide, Honors Carolina

Kristin Pawlowski provides guidance to students as they explore academic and career goals, and helps them identify learning opportunities, in and outside of the classroom, that will prepare them for employment or post-graduate study. Kristin holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and interdisciplinary studies from Lehigh University and a JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Joyce Worrellp_circle_staff_Worrell

Event and Client Services Manager
Honors Carolina and the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Joyce Worrell is responsible for planning and coordinating all Honors Carolina events, communicating with clients on Graham Memorial reservation space and availability, and managing building access and security. Joyce holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton.


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Marketing and International Programming Assistant, Honors Carolina

The Marketing and International Programming Assistant assists with marketing, promoting, and recruiting for the various Honors Study Abroad programs and Burch Field Research Seminars offered by Honors Carolina annually. He or she also helps plan and conduct pre-departure orientations, Study Abroad fairs, and other events related to our international programs.