Our Faculty and Staff

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   Dr. Omar H. Ali
   (336) 334-5538, ohali@uncg.edu
Dr. Omar H. Ali Dr. Omar H. Ali is Dean of the Lloyd International Honors College and the 2016 Carnegie Foundation North Carolina Professor of the Year. He is a historian and ethnographer of the African Diaspora who explores the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds from the early modern period to the present. Of East Indian and Peruvian background, Dr. Ali is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. He has been a Fulbright professor of history and anthropology at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, a visiting professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University, and a Library Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. In addition to his deanship in the Honors College Dr. Ali is also Professor of Comparative African Diaspora History. In addition to the Carnegie Foundation award, he is also the winner of the Senior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in The College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Ali has served on the History Academic Advisory Committee of the College Board and the Teaching Prize Committee of the World History Association, as well as a Road Scholar for the North Carolina Humanities Council. He has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, NPR, PBS, Al Jazeera, Black Network Television, Time Warner Cable News, and Huffpost Live, among other media outlets. Dr. Ali recently gave a TEDx talk entitled "What's in a Name?: Islam, History, and Identity."

   Dr. Rebecca Muich
   (336) 334-4493, rmmuich@uncg.edu
Dr. Rebecca Muich Dr. Rebecca Muich is Assistant Dean in Lloyd International Honors College. As Assistant Dean, she coordinates the admissions process for the International Honors program and the Honors Colloquium course, awards the prestigious Reynolds Scholarships and creates programming for Reynolds and Class of '55 Scholars, and teaches Honors courses. She received an Honors BA and BA in History at Xavier University, before earning an MA in Classics at the University of Florida and a PhD in Classical Philology at the University of Illinois. Before arriving at UNCG she was an assistant professor of Classics at her alma mater Xavier University, teaching mostly Latin and ancient Greek in the Honors Bachelor of Arts Program, where she worked closely with students on undergraduate research projects and accompanied students abroad to Greece. Her continuing research interests include warfare as depicted in Greek epic and tragedy, women in antiquity, narrative theory, and classical reception.


   Dr. Angela Bolte
   (336) 334-4734, akbolte@uncg.edu
Angela Bolte Dr. Angela Bolte is Assistant Dean in Lloyd International Honors College. As Assistant Dean, she teaches Honors courses, works with Honors Liaisons to promote Disciplinary Honors and undergraduate research, supervises the Artist in Residence program, and coordinates Honors College events. Before arriving at UNCG she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Nevada – Reno teaching both graduate and undergraduate students in Philosophy and Women's Studies, assisted in developing and launching the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Kansas's only early-entry-to-college program, and owned her own small business. She has published in the areas of philosophy of law, applied ethics, philosophy of the emotions, and feminist philosophy. Her research interests continue to include issues in ethical theory such as autonomy, the connections between ethics and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the emotions, and feminist philosophy. She earned her PhD in Philosophy and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Washington University in Saint Louis. She also earned a MA in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an Honors BA in Philosophy from Kansas State University.

Curriculum Vitae
   Linda Dunston-Stacey
   (336) 334-9730, lrdunsto@uncg.edu
Linda Dunston-Stacey Linda Dunston-Stacey is the Business Services Coordinator and oversees budget and operations in the Lloyd International Honors College. She earned her BS in Business Administration from UNCG. Her employment history spans 30 plus years with UNCG including serving as the business manager for Intercollegiate Athletics, assistant director in Alumni Relations and budget and operations manager in the University Registrar's Office.




   Chris Kirkman
   (336) 334-9772, cjkirkma@uncg.edu
Chris Kirkman Chris Kirkman is Senior Honors Academic Adviser and Coordinator of International Honors in Lloyd International Honors College. He received his BA in English and History and MEd in English Education from UNCG. As a student, Chris worked on the university literary magazine, Corradi, and participated in Club Soccer. After graduation, Chris worked as Special Projects Manager at Education Research Information Center/Counseling and Student Services office (ERIC/CASS) developing the International Career Development Library, a repository for information on career development, technology and work skills for the future. He also worked as editor for various educational publications. For four years as a high school English teacher, Chris taught Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition, coached junior varsity soccer, and managed the Key Club. His master's research work focused on issues of emerging writers and the use of imitation in developing writing skills. Currently, he is interested in student learning, the role of international experience in education, and issues of literacy and identity.


   Maria Hayden
   (336) 334-9731, m_hayden@uncg.edu
Maria Hayden Maria Hayden is the Coordinator of Data and Student Records and Academic Adviser in the Lloyd International Honors College. She earned an Honors BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Guilford College with departmental honors in Philosophy and a MEd in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from UNCG. Before her employment at UNCG, Maria worked for many years as an academic adviser for Continuing Education students at Guilford College. She then transferred to a position as the Housing Coordinator, where she also served as a mentor and instructor for first-year students.



   Julie Boyer
   (336) 334-4449, j_boyer@uncg.edu
Julie Boyer Julie Boyer is the Coordinator of Admissions & Academic Adviser in the Lloyd International Honors College. Julie earned her B.S. in Psychology and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University. She worked recruiting students to her alma mater as Special Assistant to the Dean at FSU’s College of Social Work. Prior to joining the Honors College at UNCG, she served as an Enrollment Services Officer, Counselor, Coordinator of Advising & Counseling and Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the South Campus of Broward College located in Pembroke Pines, FL. Julie has taught college success skills courses and numerous student success workshops on topics such as test anxiety and stress management.


   Portia Harris
   (336) 256-2017, plharris@uncg.edu
Portia Harris Portia Harris is the Coordinator of Programming and Academic Advisor in the Lloyd International Honors College. Portia received her B.S. in Communications from East Carolina University followed by earning her M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. Before joining the Honors College at UNCG, Portia worked in various Student Services departments with most recently serving students as the Honors Academic Advisor for Hillsborough Community College located in Tampa, FL.



   Tiera Moore
   (336) 334-5538, tcmoore@uncg.edu
Tiera Moore Tiera Moore is a MA candidate in the Applied Arts & Sciences Program, with a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Global Studies, at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Chain Honors Society, she earned her B.A. in the African American & African Diaspora Studies Program with a minor in Social Work at UNCG. Her interdisciplinary interests include the histories, cultures, literature, and philosophies of various African peoples across the world. Tiera has conducted ethnographic research in Nigeria, and, recently returned from semester study abroad at University of Cape Town in South Africa. In addition, she serves as a director and producer of Community Play!/All Stars Project Greensboro--a series of free cultural events, classes, and workshops created in and with the Warnersville community that uses the developmental power of performance, improvisation, and experiential learning to support human development and creativity.


   Margaret Patton
   (336) 334-5538, mapatton@uncg.edu
Margaret Patton Margaret Patton is Administrative Support Associate in the Lloyd International Honors College. She earned her BA in English from Guilford College, and MEd in Counseling from UNCG. Her employment history includes school counseling in a rural K-8 school, and positions at UNCG in Jackson Library (Bindery and Catalog Departments), in the Dean's Office of the School of HES, and as the Administrative Assistant in the Department of Interior Architecture for many years. After leaving the workforce to raise children, she returned to UNCG in temporary positions in both the Department of Interior Architecture and the Department of Art, before joining the Lloyd International Honors College in September, 2010.



   Eric B. Toler
   (336) 334-5538, hss_grad@uncg.edu
Eric B. Toler Eric B. Toler is the graduate assistant for the Lloyd International Honors College. He has just started his first year of graduate studies in the Master of Arts program for Women's and Gender Studies. He plans to pursue a career in academia and continue engaging in social justice education and advocacy throughout his life. His research centers around LGBTQIA+ community and activism, critical race theory, and feminist thought. Outside of work and school, Eric is a vegetarian who practices yoga every day and drinks far too much coffee for his own good.




Student Workers

   Taylor Monk-Watkins
   (336) 334-5538, hss_asst@uncg.edu
Taylor Monk-Watkins Taylor Monk-Watkins is a sophomore studying Biology at UNCG, in hopes to attend medical school after the completion of her undergraduate degree. Taylor is also a member of the Lloyd International Honors College. She enjoys reading and watching Netflix in her spare time.





   Nicole Labbe
   (336) 334-5538, hss_asst@uncg.edu
Nicole Labbe Nicole Labbe is an office assistant for LLoyd International Honors College. She is pursuing a degree in Dance with K-12 Licensure and Psychology. Nicole is also a volunteer and instructor for UNCG’s non-profit dance organization Dancers Connect which offers a place for children in the community to take dance classes at a decreased cost.




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