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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.


Chris Bingham

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Phillip Hettleman Distinguished Scholar and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Jennifer Blouin

Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Anusha Chari

Professor of Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

    Maryann P. Feldman

    S.K. Heninger Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of FinanceFaculty Director of CREATE

    Eric Ghysels

    Edward Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, Faculty Director of Rethinc. Labs

      Robert S. Harris

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

      David J. Hartzell

      Steven D. Bell and Leonard W. Wood Distinguished Professor in Real Estate; Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      David A. Hofmann

      Hugh L. McColl, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Jim Johnson

      William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center 

      Christian Lundblad

      Director of Research, Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance, and Associate Dean of the Ph.D. Program, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Albert H. Segars

      PNC Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Douglas A. Shackelford

      Dean & Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation, UNC 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

      Jayashankar M. Swaminathan

      GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Valarie Zeithaml

      David S. Van Pelt Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      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.


      LaChaun Banks

      Director for Equity and Inclusion, Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

        Betsy L. Battle

        Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Lone Peak Partners

          Seth Bennett

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

            Susan E. Cates

            Partner, Leeds Equity Partners & CEO, ACUE

              Patrick G. Hartley

              Professor of the Practice of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

              Donald Holzworth

              Executive in Residence, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

                Howard Lee

                Founder, Howard N. Lee Institute

                  Dwayne Keith Pigues

                  Founder & CEO, Luminas Strategy

                    Joan Siefert Rose

                    Senior Partner, CREO, Inc. & CEO, LaunchBio Inc.

                      Christy Shaffer

                      Venture Partner & Managing Director, Hatteras Discovery
                        LaChaun Banks
                        Director for Equity and Inclusion, Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
                        Betsy L. Battle
                        Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Lone Peak Partners
                        Seth Bennett
                        Senior Vice President of Marketing, Entertainment & Interactive Media, Hornets Sports & Entertainment
                        Chris Bingham
                        Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Phillip Hettleman Distinguished Scholar and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                        Jennifer Blouin
                        Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
                        Susan E. Cates
                        Partner, Leeds Equity Partners & CEO, ACUE
                        Anusha Chari
                        Professor of Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                        Maryann P. Feldman
                        S.K. Heninger Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of FinanceFaculty Director of CREATE
                        Eric Ghysels
                        Edward Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, Faculty Director of Rethinc. Labs
                        Robert S. Harris
                        C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia
                        Patrick G. Hartley
                        Professor of the Practice of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                        David J. Hartzell
                        Steven D. Bell and Leonard W. Wood Distinguished Professor in Real Estate; Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                        David A. Hofmann
                        Hugh L. McColl, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                        Donald Holzworth
                        Executive in Residence, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
                        Jim Johnson
                        William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center 
                        Howard Lee
                        Founder, Howard N. Lee Institute
                        Christian Lundblad
                        Director of Research, Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance, and Associate Dean of the Ph.D. Program, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                        Dwayne Keith Pigues
                        Founder & CEO, Luminas Strategy
                        Joan Siefert Rose
                        Senior Partner, CREO, Inc. & CEO, LaunchBio Inc.
                        Albert H. Segars
                        PNC Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                        Douglas A. Shackelford
                        Dean & Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                        Christy Shaffer
                        Venture Partner & Managing Director, Hatteras Discovery
                        Michael Smith
                        Dean, School of Government; Professor of Public Law and Government; Executive Director, School of Government Foundation Board of Directors, UNC-Chapel Hill
                        Jayashankar M. Swaminathan
                        GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                        Valarie Zeithaml
                        David S. Van Pelt Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School