Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of the UNC Press is a body of 17 members, 15 of whom are elected by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and 2 of whom serve ex officio, charged with the responsibility of directing the affairs of the Press. This includes establishing and monitoring all policies and programs for the maintenance, operation, and improvement of the Press, including its publishing policies and projects and its budget and financial policies.

An elected member of the Board of Governors serves for a term of five years and may be reelected for up to two additional five-year terms. A member’s responsibilities include attending bimonthly board meetings at the Press’s offices in Chapel Hill; reviewing and voting on approval of monographs, series, and other publishing projects of the Press; consulting with and advising the Director of the Press on matters of financial and publishing policy and strategy; and serving as needed on ad hoc or standing committees.

See the Board’s meeting schedule.

Chair

Eric Muller
Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence and Ethics
UNC School of Law
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vice-Chair

Lisa Levenstein
Associate Professor of History
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Board Members

Camille N. Barkley (ex officio)
Associate Vice President for Strategic Communication
University of North Carolina

Inger S. B. Brodey
Bank of America Distinguished Professor in Honors
and Director, Comparative Literature Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Claude A. Clegg III
Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor
Department of African, African American & Diaspora Studies
Department of History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Anita Brown-Graham
ncIMPACT Program Director and
Professor of Public Law and Government
School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kathleen DuVal
Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor of History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Elizabeth Engelhardt
John Shelton Reed Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Linda Kay Hanley-Bowdoin
Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
North Carolina State University

James Johnson Jr.
Distinguished Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Blair L.M. Kelley
Assistant Dean
Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University

John O’Hara
Boston, Massachusetts

Jonathan Pruitt (ex officio)
Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Operations
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lars Schoultz
William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Timothy J. Smith
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Appalachian State University

Vincas Steponaitis
Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology
Secretary of the Faculty
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Elaine L. Westbrooks
Vice Provost of University Libraries & University Librarian
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carlton E. Wilson
Professor of History
and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
North Carolina Central University