NCIOPL Faculty

Current Faculty

The Honorable Marikay Abuzuaiter – Member, Greensboro City Council
Dr. Omar Ali – Dean and Professor, Lloyd International Honors College at UNCG
Loretta Boniti – Senior Political Reporter, Spectrum News
Barrett Boyles – Rock 92
Tim Boyum – Anchor of “Capital Tonight”, Spectrum News (part of Charter Communications)
The Honorable Marcus Brandon – Executive Director, CarolinaCan and former member of the NC House of Representatives
Bob Buckley – Senior Anchor/Reporter, WGHP-TV/Fox 8 (High Point, NC)
Tom Campbell – Founder, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN
Rob Christensen – Author & Political Reporter, News and Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Kris Cooke – Former member, Guilford County Board of Education
Brad Crone – President, Campaign Connections
Jon Decker – Budget and Management Analyst, City of Greensboro
The Honorable Rufus Edmisten – Attorney, Former NC Attorney General and NC Secretary of State
Chris Fitzsimon – Director, The Newsroom
The Honorable Paul Gibson – Former Chair, Guilford County Board of Commissioners
R. Ross Harris – Executive Director, NC Institute of Political Leadership
The Honorable Nancy J. Hoffmann – Managing Partner, Reffett Associates & Member, Greensboro City Council
John Hood – President, John William Pope Foundation & Chairman, John Locke Foundation
Jackie Terry Hughes – Founder, JTH Law Firm
J.J. Jefferay – WSJS (Winston-Salem, NC) Radio Talk Show Host
The Honorable Barbara Jackson – Associate Justice, NC Supreme Court
The Honorable Carolyn Justice – Red Dome Group

Dr. Martin Kifer – Associate Professor of Political Science at High Point University & Director of the Survey Research Center (High Point Poll)
Joe Killian – Reporter, NC Policy Watch
Susan Ladd – Communications Consultant
Marty Lawing – Manager, Guilford County Board of Commissioners
Brian Lewis – Founder, New Frame, Inc.
Amanda Lehmert – Communications Specialist, City of Greensboro
Dr. Thom Little – Director of Curriculum Development/Research for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation
Dan Lynch – Former President, Greensboro Economic Development Alliance
Bonnie McAllister – Communications Consultant
Chris McCoy – Managing Director, Rocky Top Strategies
Kelly McCullen – Director of North Carolina Channel, UNC-TV
Ralph Mitchell – President, The Mitchell Group
Jose Oliva – Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Jane Smith Patterson – Executive Director at Rural Internet Access Authority
Gary Pearce – Founder, Pearce Research Associates & Political Consultant
Dr. Sue Polinsky – Founder, Tech Triad
The Honorable Art Pope – Chair, John William Pope Foundation, and former member NC House of Representatives
The Honorable Deborah Ross – Attorney, former member NC House of Representatives
Jeri Rowe – Senior Writer, High Point University
B.J. Rudell – Associate Director, Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS)
Chip Scholz – Head Coach, Scholz and Associates
Joe Stewart – Vice President of Government Affairs, Independent Insurance Agents of NC
The Honorable Nancy B. Vaughan – Mayor, City of Greensboro and Executive Director of the Guilford Green Foundation
Kim Westbrook Strach – Executive Director, NC State Board of Elections
Jim Westmoreland – City Manager, City of Greensboro


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