The Advisory Board for NCGrowth is comprised of faculty, practitioners and experts from across campuses (the entire University wide system) that will provide our teams with expert advice and information regarding our outcome based economic development research and projects. This Advisory Board will support NCGrowth’s mission of finding solutions to economically distressed areas of rural NC and beyond by helping to create good jobs and equitable opportunities for the people in this state
Researcher and Director, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Alice Ammerman’s research activities include design and testing of innovative clinical and community-based nutrition and physical activity intervention approaches for chronic disease risk reduction in primarily low income and minority populations.
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, East Carolina University
Mark Angolia, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Industrial Distribution and Logistics degree program in the College of Engineering and Technology at East Carolina University (ECU).
Research Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
Rebecca Dunning is a research assistant professor at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) at North Carolina State University and specializes in the social and economic aspects of food systems and food supply chains.
Professor, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Tim Flood teaches several courses on presentation skills, global communication, business writing, U.S. language and culture for international and exchange students, and segments of the Communication, Leadership and Career Management series.
Mustafa N. Gültekin
Associate Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Mustafa N. Gültekin's work focuses on investments, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, financial modeling, valuation, and risk management.
Associate Professor, Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies
Dr. Tadayuki Hara, an associate professor & senior research fellow at the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies, joined the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in 2005 from School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.
Research Associate, UNC School of Law
Heather Hunt is a research associate at the UNC School of Law, where she documents and examines issues relating to poverty and economic development.
Professor and Director, UNC Center for the Study of the American South.
Kenneth Janken is a professor of African American and Diaspora studies and the director of the UNC Center for the Study of the American South.
Researcher on Performance Consequences of Firm Scope Choices
Venkat Kuppuswamy researches the boundaries of the firm, diversification, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances. His research focuses on the performance consequences of firm scope choices – encompassing vertical integrations choices and corporate diversification choices made by firms.
Researcher on Economic Development
Dr. Lowe’s work focuses on the institutional arrangements that lead to more inclusive forms of economic development and specifically, the role that practitioners can play in aligning growth and equity goals.
Henry McKoy Jr.
Director of Entrepreneurship, North Carolina Central University School of Business
Henry C. McKoy, Jr. is a seasoned professional in community and economic development, policy, government, finance, corporate, and nonprofit leadership. He is currently a faculty member and Director of Entrepreneurship at North Carolina Central University School of Business, as well as holding several appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Course Director, Basic Economic Development Course.
Jonathan Morgan joined the School of Government in 2003. Prior to that, he worked for Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., an economic and workforce development consulting firm located in Carrboro-Chapel Hill.
Principal, South by North Strategies, Ltd.
John Quinterno is the founder and principal of South by North Strategies, Ltd., a research consultancy specializing in economic and social policy.
Director of Bioenergy
Gus graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Biological & Agricultural Engineering, with concentration in biological waste treatment.
Researcher on Consumer Behavior and Tourism
Dr. Viren’s research interests revolve around consumer behavior and tourism, with a special focus on adventure travel and sustainable community-based tourism in rural areas.