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 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.
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.
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 awards. 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.
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.
Interim Director of Burch Programs and Honors Study Abroad
Donna LeFebvre provides guidance to students embarking on international experiences and works with faculty to develop new programs around the globe. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of South Carolina, attended graduate school in English at Carolina, and is a graduate of the UNC Law School.
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 from Carolina.
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.
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
The Facilities and Event Manager is responsible for scheduling Honors Carolina events at the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence 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 and Honors Carolina
Alsace Gallop helps identify and guide students and alumni who are candidates for prestigious national scholarships. She also is a webmaster for Honors Carolina and supports the Burch Fellows Program. Alsace holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from Carolina.
Programming Officer, James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence
The Programming Officer helps plan and coordinate events for Honors Carolina and the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence.
Marketing and International Programs Intern
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
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