Adia Ware

Adia Ware, MS

Assistant Director for Academic Advising
Student Affairs
202A Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Adia Ware is the Assistant Director for Academic Advising, working with the One MPH Program at the Gillings School and is a part of the leadership team that oversees Academic Advising for the SPH. Ms. Ware has years of experience in student affairs, having worked in program administration, admissions and academic advising. She received her Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID), from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. After working for years in corporate design, Adia began working with high school youth in a college preparation and personal development capacity for the City University of New York (CUNY). Her work with CUNY led her back to her alma mater to work as an Admissions Counselor/Recruiter and as an Administrator for The Graduate School for Planning and the Environment (GCPE). Adia went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Sustainable Environmental Systems, conducting research on Sustainable Food Systems and Environmental Justice, as well as becoming a Visiting Assistant Professor in GCPE at Pratt.

Staff/Administrative Duties

- Oversee Academic Advising for the Gillings School

- Supervising Academic Coordinators for:

     - MPH Residential

     - MPH@UNC/MPH Asheville

     - Health Policy and Management

- Advising Residential MPH Students

- Working with students from Inquiry to Commencement


  • MS, Sustainable, Environmental Systems, Pratt Institute, 2016
  • BID, Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, 2002
  • Certificate, Architecture and Interior Design, University of Copenhagen, 2001