Fellows

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Research Fellowship is an opportunity for advanced doctoral students, post docs, and early career faculty researching the topics of entrepreneurship, economic development, or global competitiveness.


Senior Faculty Fellows

The Kenan Institute draws on the expertise and insights of its Senior Faculty Fellows. Fellows represent an intellectually diverse group of business and policy scholars that advise the Institute’s core initiatives and affiliated centers.

Christopher B. Bingham

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Phillip Hettleman Distinguished Scholar and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Maryann P. Feldman

S.K. Heninger Professor of Public Policy, UNC-Chapel Hil

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Robert S. Harris

C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia

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David J. Hartzell

Steven D. Bell and Leonard W. Wood Distinguished Professor in Real Estate; Professor of Finance, UNC-Chapel Hill

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David A. Hofmann

Hugh L. McColl, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Jim Johnson

Director of Education, Aging, and Economic Development Initiatives, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

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Christian Lundblad

Director of Research, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Professor of Finance, Edward M. O’Herron Distinguished Scholar and Associate Dean of the PhD Program, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Edward Maydew

David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Albert H. Segars

PNC Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Faculty Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Douglas A. Shackelford

Dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation, Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Michael Smith

Dean, School of Government; Professor of Public Law and Government; Executive Director, School of Government Foundation Board of Directors, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Jayashankar M. Swaminathan

GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations and Associate Dean of OneMBA, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Valarie Zeithaml

David S. Van Pelt Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Fellows

Connections between leaders of in the private sector, policy makers, and the academy are central to the mission of the Institute. Kenan Institute Fellows play an instrumental role in advancing our mission by advising initiatives and affiliated centers on current developments in business and policy as well as facilitating outreach to key constituents.

DeLisa Alexander

Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, Red Hat

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Seth Bennett

Senior Vice President of Marketing, Entertainment & Interactive Media, Hornets Sports & Entertainment

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Patrick G. Hartley

Professor of the Practice of Finance, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Donald Holzworth

Executive in Residence, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

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Howard Lee

Founder, Howard N. Lee Institute

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Steve Nelson

Managing Partner, Wakefield Group

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Research Fellows

The Kenan Institute provides financial support for research that furthers its mission by faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students at UNC and beyond. This support is provided through stipends and special project grants.

Tian Chen

Adjunct Professor - MBA@UNC | PhD Candidate in Strategy & Entrepreneurship, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Elyas Fermand

Ph.D. Candidate, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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David Fuente

Program Coordinator, Water Institute in Gillings School of Global Public Health  

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Mahka Moeen

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Maria Nykyforovych

Ph.D. Candidate, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Kailei Ye

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Ying (Maggie) Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate, Operations Department - Kenan-Flagler Business School

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