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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, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance & 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

        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

        Distinguished Fellows

        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 2022 Distinguished Fellows work to support the Kenan Institute’s exploration of stakeholder capitalism – and whether the model could be set to replace shareholder primacy.


        Alex Edmans

        Professor of Finance, London Business School; Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance; Managing Editor, Review of Finance and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow

          Olga Hawn

          Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Sustainability Distinguished Fellow and Faculty Director, Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow

          Lubos Pastor

          Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow

            Jacquelyn Pless

            Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow

              Emmanuel Yimfor

              Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Michigan Ross School of Business and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow

                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

                      Managing Partner, Leeds Illuminate

                        Mary Moore Hamrick

                        Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; CEO, Political Quotient Advisors LLC

                          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
                                    Managing Partner, Leeds Illuminate
                                    Anusha Chari
                                    Professor of Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                                    Alex Edmans
                                    Professor of Finance, London Business School; Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance; Managing Editor, Review of Finance and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
                                    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
                                    Mary Moore Hamrick
                                    Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; CEO, Political Quotient Advisors LLC
                                    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
                                    Olga Hawn
                                    Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Sustainability Distinguished Fellow and Faculty Director, Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
                                    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, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance & Associate Dean of the Ph.D. Program, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
                                    Lubos Pastor
                                    Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
                                    Dwayne Keith Pigues
                                    Founder & CEO, Luminas Strategy
                                    Jacquelyn Pless
                                    Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
                                    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
                                    Emmanuel Yimfor
                                    Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Michigan Ross School of Business and 2022 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
                                    Valarie Zeithaml
                                    David S. Van Pelt Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School