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.

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.

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. She is an award-winning professor of Comparative Literature and serves as Director of Comparative Literature Program. 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.

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.

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. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Carolina.

p_circle_collins_ann_maskedAnne Collins

Senior Associate Director of Development for Honors Carolina

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

Professional Development and Career Coach

Chad Collins 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.

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.

Maggie Douglas

Program Assistant, Office of Distinguished Scholarships and Honors Carolina

Maggie Douglas helps the Office of Distinguished Scholarships identify and guide students and alumni who are candidates for prestigious and nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. She is also a webmaster for the Honors Carolina department and supports Honors Global Fellowships programs. Maggie holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in school counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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.

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.

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.

p_circle_staff_Kristin-PawlowskiKristin Pawlowski 

Professional Development and Career Coach

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.