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NameBiography
Joe Abbate Abbate, who studied environmental science at UNCW, is a naturalist interested in fostering local environmental stewardship through outdoor educational adventures.
Andrew Atkinson
Natalie Boeyink Bassist Natalie Boeyink is the newest member of the jazz department at UNCW. A graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Boeyink has performed with Lorraine Feather, Jovino Santos Neto, Joe Piscopo, David "Fathead" Newman and John Hendricks. In 2014, she was awarded a Tinker Grant for travel to Brazil to study Brazilian bass styles. In 2015, her group BatuquĂȘ Trio released its debut album, Transparency, which highlights their fusion of contemporary Brazilian, American and Afro-Cuban jazz.
Jane Brody
Samuel Brody
Phil Bruschi Bruschi is an adjunct professor of communication studies and president of Mind Aerobics, a company offering healthy aging programs. He studies voice, performs at local venues, teaches a course on Frank Sinatra and his Music and most recently, presented a Cabaret Night featuring songs from popular movies.
Kim Calabretta
Cleve Callison Callison, station manager of WHQR Public Radio, has a B.A. in English from Duke University, and an M.A. and Ph.D in English from the University of Wisconsin. His specialization in graduate school was in Anglo-Saxon (Old English) language and literature. His dissertation was "An Edition and Translation of Two Anglo-Saxon Sermons". He has taught History of the English Language at the University of Northern Iowa, at Wake Forest University, and for the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Miami University (Ohio).
Dennis Conlon
Warren Darrell
Natasha Davis
Donna DeGennaro
Deanna Deibel
Elliot Engel
Matthew Eshleman Matthew Eshleman received his Ph.D. from Duquesne University, and he is an associate professor of philosophy at UNCW. His areas of interest include modern philosophy, French philosophy, existentialism and the philosophy of power.
Chris Fonvielle Fonvielle is a native of Wilmington, with a lifelong interest in American Civil War, North Carolina, Lower Cape Fear and Southern history. His in-depth research focuses on Civil War coastal operations and defenses, blockade running, and the navies. He has published two books on North Carolina's coastal war, The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope and Fort Anderson: Battle for Wilmington.
Anne Glass
Don Harty Don Harty, owner of Mahanaim Adventures, provides guided kayaking and backpacking adventures. He has multiple certifications in first aid, safety and wilderness leadership and considerable experience leading kayaking, hiking, backpacking and backcountry camping trips. He recently completed his first 50- mile and 110-mile backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail.
Beth Hoover-DeBerry
Jim Horan
Paula Huffman
Julie Hunt
Catherine Ibsen
Eric Kozen
John LaSala John LaSala earned his doctorate in applied physics at Stanford University in 1987 and as an active duty U.S. Army officer served a total of 12 years as a physics professor and lab director at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Upon retirement from the Army, he spent 15 years in industry, where he applied his expertise in lasers and optics to develop new products and businesses. Before moving to Wilmington he served in the Class of '67 Endowed Professor of Physics Chair at West Point. LaSala is a member of the Adult Scholars Leadership Progam class of '14 and serves a student mentor in UNCW's Cameron Executive Network.
Michael Lane
Jim Lyon
Maurice Martinez
Hoop Morgan
Bruce Myers
Jill Peluses
Alessandro Porco Alex Porco is assistant professor of English at UNCW. His research and teaching focus on 20th century poetry and poetics, including hip-hop music and culture, American and Canadian poetry after 1945 and the theory and practice of the avant-garde. He is working on a critical edition of selected poetry of Steve Venright.
Sherry Rotz
Roger Shew Shew, a native of Southeastern North Carolina, has a passion for the unique ecosystem of the coastal plains. He teaches geology and environmental science and is actively involved with the Nature Conservancy, Cape Fear River Watch and the Cape Fear Arch Conservation Collaboration.
Susan Sinclair Susan Sinclair, PhD, MPH, RN, FNAP
Professor, Clinical Research Program, School of Nursing

Dr. Sinclair is an epidemiologist with 30 years of experience in public health epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology. Her primary research focus is medication safety during pregnancy and birth defects. She has participated as principal investigator or lead epidemiologist in numerous clinical trials, registries, and other post-marketing studies. Prior to joining UNCW in 2006, Dr. Sinclair worked in several roles in the clinical research industry and currently serves as senior advisor to SyneosHealth. Dr. Sinclair is a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee and has authored over 75 peer-reviewed published articles and abstracts. Dr. Sinclair was an Epidemic Intelligence Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1996 through 1998 and earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the US Public Health Service. Prior to completing her master's and doctoral degrees in public health, she worked as a critical care nurse at Duke University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In 2018, Dr. Sinclair was awarded the University of North Carolina Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and inducted as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice.
Perry Smith
Roza Starodubtseva
John Taggart
Dominic Talanca
Jarrod Tanny Jarrod Tanny is associate professor of history and the Charles and Hannah Block Distinguished Scholar in Jewish History at UNCW. His book, City of Rogues and Schnorrers (Indiana University Press, 2011), examines how the city of Odessa was mythologized. In 2012, Tanny published an essay called "Between the Borscht Belt and the Bible Belt: Crafting Southern Jewishness through Chutzpah and Humor," in the journal Southern Jewish History. He is working on a larger study on Jewish humor in post-World War II America and its place within the larger context of the European Jewish past.
Logan Thompson
Heather Till Till, a certified yoga therapist and teacher for 10 years, enjoys teaching students of all levels and abilities. Her classes are gentle and encourage mindfulness and moving with the breath to create deeper awareness, release chronic tensions and experience wholeness of being.
John Tufano
Reed Wallace
Spencer Weig