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Office of University Communications

Whitehead Building                     24/7 Media Relations: (919) 445-8555

101 McCauley Street          

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Main Office: (919) 962-4515


Executive Staff 

Media Relations

The Media Relations division serves as the University’s point of contact for local, state, national and international media organizations. Our team connects reporters with faculty experts and thought leaders and provides information to these outlets about the University’s research, programs and people.


Our media relations line, (919) 445-8555, is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also email us at or contact one of our team members listed below.


The Content team develops original written stories, videos, photographs and podcasts for and other campus channels. It also consults with communicators and others across campus on the development of content projects. If you have a question or an idea for a story, please contact one of our team members listed below.

Social Media

The Social Media division manages the University’s main social media accounts across nine platforms. If you have a question or need help regarding any of these accounts please contact one of our team members listed below.

University Gazette 

The University Gazette is a University publication. Its mission is to build a sense of community across campus by communicating information both relevant and vital to faculty, staff and students and to advance the University’s overall goals and messages.

Additional Contacts

Campus Communicators
Alphabetical listing by category


Directory Information


Ackland Art Museum
Emily Bowles, (919) 843-3675


Steve Kirschner, (919) 962-7258


Carolina Center for Public Service
Rhonda Hubbard Beatty, (919) 843-6993


Carolina Performing Arts
Mark Nelson, (919) 966-3834


Carolina Public Humanities
Paul Bonnici, (919) 962-1544


Center for Aging & Health
Kristen Ruck, (919) 445-6770


Center for the Study of the American South
Ayse Erginer, (919) 962-5665


College of Arts and Sciences
Geneva Collins, (919) 843-6339

Kim Spurr, (919) 962-4093


Scott Ragland, (919) 962-0027


FPG Child Development Institute
Dave Shaw, (919) 966-0867


FedEx Global Education Center
Ingrid Smith, (919) 962-0299


Friday Center for Continuing Education
Tyler Ritter, (919) 843-5836


General Alumni Association
Regina Oliver, (919) 962-7056


Graduate School
Deb Saine, (919) 962-6326


Information Technology Services
Kate Hash, (919) 962-0982


Institute of African-American Research
Fatimah Jackson, (919) 962-6810


Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
Morag MacLachlan, (919) 843-5719


Institute of Marine Sciences
Kerry Irish, (252) 726-6841 x126


Kenan-Flagler Business School
Allison Adams, (919) 962-7235


Judith Panitch, (919) 962-1301


Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Bill Schaller, (919) 962-3405


Morehead-Cain Foundation 
Brendan Foley, (919) 962-1201


Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Molly O’Brien Molpus, (919) 843-7952


PlayMakers Repertory Company
Diana Pineda, (919) 962-7114


RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute)
Karen Green, (919) 445-9648 or (919) 619-8213 (cell)


School of Dentistry
Tiffany Brannan (919) 843-0451


School of Education
Mike Hobbs, (919) 962-8687


School of Government
Sonja Matanovic, (919) 966-4178

Kristen Smith, (919) 843-6055


School of Information and Library Science
Katherine Perales, (919) 843-8337


School of Media and Journalism
Kyle York, (919) 966-3323


School of Law
Amy Barefoot, (919) 843-7148


School of Medicine/UNC Health Care
Mark Derewicz, (984) 974-1915

Tom Hughes, (984) 974-1151

Jamie Williams, (984) 974-1149

Phil Bridges, (984) 974-1152


School of Nursing
Kirby Kelly, (919) 843-8566


Eshelman School of Pharmacy
David Etchison, (919) 966-7744


Gillings School of Global Public Health
David Pesci,  (919) 962-2600


School of Social Work
Karen Kornegay, (919) 843-7952


Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Clarissa Goodlett, (919) 962-0395


UNC Global
Katie Bowler Young, (919) 962-4504


UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Caroline Mozingo, (919) 962-5835


UNC Institute for the Environment
Emily Williams, (919) 962-0965


Tony Reevy, (919) 966-9927


UNC Institute on Aging
Ellen Schneider, (919) 843-8528


UNC Public Safety
Randy Young, (919) 962-1502


NC TraCS Institute 
Michelle Maclay, (919) 843-5365
UNC Research
Layla Dowdy, (919) 962-7765

Alyssa LaFaro, (919) 962-6136