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.
Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Phillip Hettleman Distinguished Scholar and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Watts Endowed Professor of Public Affairs, Arizona State University School of Public Affairs
Edward Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, Faculty Director of Rethinc. Labs
C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia
Steven D. Bell and Leonard W. Wood Distinguished Professor in Real Estate; Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Hugh L. McColl, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research & Richard "Dick" Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
PNC Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Dean, School of Government; Professor of Public Law and Government; Executive Director, School of Government Foundation Board of Directors, UNC-Chapel Hill
GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
David S. Van Pelt Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
The Kenan Institute’s Distinguished Fellows comprise an exemplary set of global scholars committed to leveraging their individual expertise, thought leadership, research and networks to further the institute’s efforts to examine – and drive solutions to – the most complex and timely issues facing business and the economy today. Appointed on an annual basis, the 2023 Distinguished Fellows work to support the Kenan Institute’s grand challenge initiative – workforce disrupted: seeking the labor market's next equilibrium.
Dudley and Louisa Dillard Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, and 2023 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations, Duke Fuqua School of Business, and 2023 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
H. Allen Andrew Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and 2023 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and 2023 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
CEO, The Michael Thomas Group Inc.; former president, North Carolina Community College System; and 2023 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
Professor of Economics, Williams College, and 2023 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
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.
Director for Equity and Inclusion, Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Lone Peak Partners
Senior Vice President of Marketing, Entertainment & Interactive Media, Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Managing Partner, Leeds Illuminate
Don Evans Family Managing Director of Domestic Policy, The George W. Bush Institute; CEO, Political Quotient Advisors LLC
Fellow, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Executive in Residence, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Founder, Howard N. Lee Institute
Founder & CEO, Luminas Strategy
Senior Partner, CREO, Inc. & CEO, LaunchBio Inc.
Venture Partner & Managing Director, Hatteras Discovery