The Honors Carolina Team
Developing classes and programs for Honors Carolina students requires the coordinated efforts of top-notch faculty and administrators. That is why the Honors Carolina team includes 11 academic professionals, led by award-winning faculty, who are dedicated to helping students make the most of the Carolina experience.
Associate Dean for Honors Carolina and 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 Chapel Hill in History with highest honors, and then earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University and a PhD from Carolina.
Acting Assistant Dean for Honors Carolina
Dean Styers coordinates the selection of Honors Carolina students and assists with Honors course programming and extracurricular activities. He is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies, where he also serves as Director of Graduate Studies. Dean Styers has a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Duke University.
Director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarships
A member of the Carolina faculty since 1972, Linda Dykstra is a scholar, teacher, and mentor who works closely with students applying for nationally competitive fellowships and awards. She is a William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Psychology and former dean of the Graduate School. A graduate of Hope College, Dykstra received master’s and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and a postdoctoral degree from Carolina.
Director of Burch Programs and Honors Study Abroad
Friederike Seeger 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 Economics and International Business, a master’s degree in International Education and is working on a PhD in Educational Research and Policy Analysis.
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’s daily operations.
Interim Executive Director of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence
Assistant Director of Capital Gifts for Honors Carolina, Arts & Sciences Foundation
Anne Craighill Collins maintains strong relationships with benefactors and friends who provide more than $500,000 a year in private funding to Honors Carolina.
Facilities and Events Manager, James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence
With more than 25 years experience, Charlotte Williams is responsible for scheduling Honors Carolina events at the Johnston Center and managing the center’s daily operations.
Program Assistant, Honors Carolina
Erin Marcinowski coordinates an array of student services, from Honors Carolina orientation and course registration to Senior Honors Thesis reporting.
Program Assistant, Office of Distinguished Scholarships
Alsace Gallop helps identify students who are candidates for prestigious academic scholarships, then guides them through the application process.
Programming Officer, James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence
Jamie Jones helps plan and coordinate events for Honors Carolina and the Johnston Center.
Graduate Assistant for Honors Carolina and the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence
Intern for Burch Programs and Honors Study Abroad
External Advisory Board
- Peter T. Grauer ’68, Chair
Chairman, Bloomberg LP
- W. Louis Bissette ’91
Partner, North State Capital Investors
- Heather W. Boneparth ’80
Retired Investment Professional
- John L. Brantley ’73
Retired Partner, Deloitte and Touche
- Anne F. Brennan ’92
Managing Director and Partner, Goldman Sachs
- Michael F. Coyne ’80
Senior VP and Associate General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase
- Rose C. Crawford ’86
- Craig P. Dunlevie ’76
Regional Managing Director, Korn/Ferry International
- Michael J. Egan III ‘78
Partner, King & Spalding LLP
- Benjamin D. S. Gambill ’01
Tiger Eye Capital LLC
- Kristin S. Gilbert ’03
Private Equity Associate, Pine Brook Road Partners
- James S. Gold ’72
Senior Advisor-Corporate Development, Southern Star Shipping Co., Inc
- James T. Hedrick, Jr. ’91
Attorney, McGuireWoods LLP
- Christopher H. Hunter ’91
President Physicians Markets, TriZetto Group, Inc
- Thomas L. Lutz ’87
Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
- Dudley Macfarlane
- Peter G. Mallinson ’81, ’83
Principal, CDK LLC
- Robert A. Manekin ’70
Managing Director & Principal, Colliers International
- Thomas B. Mayo ’79
Director of the Culver Fund, Culver Academy
- Ashley N. Modisett ’98
- Paula Davis Noell ’75
- Dr. Kenneth J. Phelps ’63
Chairman and CEO, Reliance Financial Corporation
- Susan J. Phillips ’81
- Bradford L. Picot ’02, ’06
Dentist, SouthEnd Dentistry
- Chad R. Pike ’93
Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group LP
- Andrea Ponti ’85
Managing Director, JP Morgan
- Edward L. Rankin ’78
Retired General Counsel, AT&T
- Alan C. Stephenson’67
Retired Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP