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.


   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.



   Eric B. Toler
   (336) 334-9371, ebtoler@uncg.edu
Eric B. Toler Eric B. Toler (he/him/his) is the Coordinator of Data and Student Records and Academic Advisor in the Lloyd International Honors College. Eric earned his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC Greensboro. Before moving into his current position, Eric served as the Graduate Assistant for the Honors College. During his last year of graduate studies, he taught Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies for two semesters and the Honors Colloquium for one. Eric’s M.A. thesis examines the gay social networking application Grindr as a critical site of the (re)production of queer respectability and abjection, as well as its potential for queer worldmaking and the troubling of public and private spaces as distinct realms. His academic research interests primarily center queer theory, queer of color critique, social movements, human sexuality, feminism, intersectionality studies, and anti-racism. He is passionate about education, advocacy, and making the world a more socially just place.



Student Workers

   Jeremiah Ravenel
   (336) 334-5538, hss_asst@uncg.edu
Jeremiah Ravenel Jeremiah Ravenel is a current sophomore in the Honors College. He is working towards a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Information Technology. When he’s not working, Jeremiah enjoys hanging out with friends and watching live performances. He hopes to one day own his own business in Real Estate.




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