Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of the UNC Press is a body of 18 members, 15 of whom are elected by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and 4 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

Lisa Levenstein
Professor of History
Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Term: 2013-2028

Vice Chair

Timothy J. Smith
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Appalachian State University
Term: 2016-2028

Board Members

Manali Bettendorf (ex officio)
University Controller
Executive Director of Enterprise Financial Accounting
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Term: 2023 –

Matthew Morse Booker
Professor
Department of History
North Carolina State University
Term: 2019 – 2027

Anita Brown-Graham
ncIMPACT Initiative Director and
Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government
School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Term: 2017 – 2027

Elizabeth Engelhardt
Kenan Eminent Professor of Southern Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Term: 2016 – 2026

David English (ex officio)
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
University of North Carolina
Term: 2023 –

María R. Estorino (ex officio)
Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Term: 2019 –

Linda Kay Hanley-Bowdoin
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
North Carolina State University
Term: 2011 – 2026

Jerma Jackson
Associate Professor
Department of History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Term:  2023-2028

Osamudia James
Professor of Law
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Term: 2022 – 2026

Blair L. M. Kelley
Joel R. Williamson Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies
and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Term: 2017 – 2027

Angela K. Miles
Associate Professor & Department Chair, Business Administration
North Carolina Central University
Term: 2022 – 2029

John O’Hara
Edgartown, Massachusetts
Term: 2009 – 2025

John Sherer (ex officio and non-voting)
Spangler Family Director
University of North Carolina Press
Term: 2012 –

Arwin D. Smallwood
Dean, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
North Carolina Central University
Term: 2024-2029

Kim Smith
Associate Professor, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
N.C. A&T State University
Term: 2020 – 2025

Randall Styers
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Term: 2019 – 2029

Carlton E. Wilson
Professor of History
and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
North Carolina Central University
Term: 2015 – 2025