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
Peter T. Grauer 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.

Mitch Prinstein

John Van Seters Distinguished Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience
Assistant Dean for Honors Carolina

Dean Prinstein coordinates the selection of Honors Carolina students and is responsible for Honors course programming and extracurricular activities. He has received national awards for his research on peer relationships and psychopathology among youth, his teaching/mentoring, and his professional service. He served as the Director of Clinical Psychology at Yale and UNC for the past 15 years. Dean Prinstein earned his undergraduate degree from Emory, his master’s and PhD degrees at the University of Miami, and completed his internship/residency at Brown.

Inger Brodey

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarshipsp_circle_staff_brodey

Inger Brodey is a scholar, instructor, and mentor who works closely with Carolina students and alumni applying for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. As Director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS), she runs the selection committees for most of UNC’s endorsed scholarships, including the Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Knight-Hennessy, Goldwater, Churchill, and Luce. She is an award-winning professor of English and Comparative Literature, Global Studies, Asian Studies, and Honors. Professor Brodey studied at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany, as well as at Waseda University in Tokyo before earning her PhD degree from the University of Chicago.

Madeline Allen

Marketing and International Programming Assistant

Madeline Allen assists with marketing, promoting, and recruiting for the various Honors Study Abroad programs and Burch Field Research Seminars offered by Honors Carolina annually. She also helps plan and conduct pre-departure orientations, Study Abroad fairs, and other events related to our international programs. Madeline holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and communications studies from Davidson College.

Jarveal Baker

Professional Development and Career Coach

Jarveal is dedicated to cultivating human potential and thoroughly enjoys creating environments that evolve student’s growth in and out of the classroom by providing guidance that facilitates preparation for students to successfully reach towards a promising post-graduate study or career pursuit. He is an entrepreneur, travel enthusiast, and a Certified Life Coach. Jarveal holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Florida A&M University (FAMU).

Todd K. Ballenger

Director of Alumni and Career Networks

Todd Ballenger manages the development of the new Go Anywhere software platform, alumni and career networks, and ongoing curriculum designed to create a richer student experience that leads to a more fulfilling and productive post graduate career. He is a serial entrepreneur, published author and national growth and development coach. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC’s Kenan Flagler business school with a minor in computer science.

Amanda Brumfield

Professional Development and Career Coach

Amanda is an Honors Carolina Coach with expertise in law and the public sector. She provides guidance to students as they explore academic and career goals, and helps them identify learning opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom, that will prepare them for employment or postgraduate study. Prior to joining the Honors Carolina team, she worked as an attorney with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC, and clerked for a federal judge in West Virginia. Amanda is originally from Connecticut and holds a law degree from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science and human rights from the University of Connecticut.

Isabelle Christensson

Associate Director for Development for Honors Carolina

Isabelle Christensson works with development for Honors Carolina. In this role, she builds and maintains relationships with alumni and friends who provide philanthropic support to the program. Isabelle has studied business and marketing at the University of Gothenburg, and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fayetteville State University.

Jason Clemmonsp_circle_staff_Clemmons

Director of Curriculum, Recruitment, and Operations

Jason Clemmons leads the Honors Carolina staff and supervises all aspects of the program and the Johnston Center’s daily operations. In 2019, he established Honors Carolina PRIDE to support LGBTQ+ students in the program. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Carolina.

Anne Collins

Senior Associate Director of Development for the College of Arts & Sciences
Executive Director of the Arts & Sciences Foundation

Anne Collins is responsible for leading the Arts and Sciences Foundation. She joined the Arts and Sciences Foundation in 2011 as the major gift officer for Honors Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and a minor in bioethics from the University of Virginia.

Aëron Delaney

Events and Client Services Manager

Aëron Delaney 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. She holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Carolina.

Gina Difinop_circle_staff_Difino

Director of Global Education and Fellowships

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_Andre-EvansAndre Evans

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.

Meghan Gosk

Director of Will Froelich Honors Fellowship Program

Meghan provides academic, career, and project guidance to the students who are admitted to the Will Froelich Honors Fellowship Program.  These Fellows are selected as they share Will Froelich’s intellectual curiosity, sense of adventure and passion for civic engagement and impact.  Meghan works with the Fellows to determine how they can best utilize their $7500 awards, such as  global programs, research, internships, or other academic opportunities where learning and positive impact intersect.  Meghan has spent most of her career at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, working in MBA Admissions, Student Engagement, Global Programs, and Career & Leadership. She has her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University where she wrote her dissertation on the longitudinal impact of service-learning through UNC’s APPLES Program. Meghan grew up in Massachusetts and has undergraduate and master’s degrees from Boston College.  She and her husband Chris live in Chapel Hill and have two daughters Taylor (UNC 2021) and Kelley (Elon 2023).

Shandol Hoover


Director of Student Development and Special Projects

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.

Josh Lox

Professional Development and Career Coach

Josh Lox provides guidance to students as they explore academic and career goals, and helps them identify learning opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom, that will prepare them for employment or postgraduate study. A specialist in operational innovation and change management, he has over 20 years industry experience with global leaders including Google and Pfizer. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.

p_circle_staff_MarcinowskiErin Marcinowski

Assistant Director of Recruitment 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.

Jenn Marshburn

Enrolled Student Services Coordinator

Jenn Marshburn coordinates an array of student services, from course registration to Senior Honors Thesis reporting. Jenn holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Meredith College.

Will 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.

Michael Norwood

Professional Development and Career Coach

Michael provides guidance to students as they explore academic and career goals, and helps them identify learning opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom, that will prepare them for employment or postgraduate study. Michael was a financial consultant for 28 years before joining Honors Carolina. He was lucky enough to have played under Coach Dean Smith and Coach Roy Williams during his time at UNC where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Bryan Yackulic

Administrative Support Specialist

Bryan is primarily responsible for providing support to the Honors Carolina Go Anywhere initiative. He specializes in cross-generational leadership, and has given a TEDx talk on the subject. Bryan has a doctoral degree in business administration (DBA) from Wilmington University, a master’s degree in science management (MSM) from the American College of Financial Services, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA)  with a major in finance from James Madison University.