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

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Jennifer Blouin

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

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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 Kenan-Flagler Business School

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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 Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Jim Johnson

Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center and William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Christian Lundblad

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

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Edward Maydew

David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Albert H. Segars

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

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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

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Jayashankar M. Swaminathan

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

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Valarie Zeithaml

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

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Fellows and Senior 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.

Jim Clifton

Senior Research Fellow
CEO, Gallup

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Betsy L. Battle

Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Lone Peak Partners

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Seth Bennett

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

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Susan E. Cates

Former Chief Operating Officer, 2U Inc.

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Patrick G. Hartley

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

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Donald Holzworth

Executive in Residence, University of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

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Howard Lee

Founder, Howard N. Lee Institute

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Joan Siefert Rose

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

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Christy Shaffer

Venture Partner & Managing Director, Hatteras Discovery

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