Laura Linnan

Laura Linnan

Laura Linnan, ScD
Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
linnan@email.unc.edu

  • Provides strategic visioning and leadership for academic planning and oversight of Students Affairs efforts
  • Oversees and implements activities related to the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure process
  • Ensures high-quality and integrity of School’s curriculum
  • Represents Gillings School of Global Public Health on academic matters university-wide
  • Ensures the School meets criteria for CEPH and SACs accreditations
  • Chairs the Academic Programs Committee (APC) and the MPH Steering Committee.
  • Ex Officio member of the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure (APT) Committee

Aleta Evans Gaertner

Aleta Evans Gaertner

Aleta Evans Gaertner, MPH
Director of Curriculum Assessment, Accreditation and Pedagogy
aleta@email.unc.edu

  • Provides technical assistance for curriculum development, program coordination and evaluation for accreditation compliance.
  • Directs submission of compliance reports to the school’s accreditor, the Council on Education for Public Health.
  • Co-leads the schoolwide Evaluation Plan and co-chairs the Evaluation Committee.
  • Manages the Academic Programs Committee.
  • Provides faculty development resources, consultations and workshops on best practices in competency-based instruction.

Karla Townley-Tilson

Karla Townley-Tilson

Karla Townley-Tilson, MBA
Associate Director for Residential MPH
kttilson@unc.edu

  • Leads program and operations for the residential MPH program and COMPASS (Core Online Modules to Promote and Accelerate Student Success)
  • Manages dual degree partnerships for the master’s of public health program
  • Chairs the Culminating Experience/ Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) Subcommittee

Catherine Gihlstorf, MEd
Associate Director for MPH@UNC
catherine_gihlstorf@unc.edu

  • Leads program and operations for the online MPH@UNC program
  • Liaises with technology delivery partner for MPH@UNC
  • Coordinates program excellence with admissions, advising, student support and marketing

Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee, MA
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
pjlee@email.unc.edu

  • Manages and coordinates large scale, data-driven higher education projects and strategic initiatives at the School
  • Edits Academic Affairs e-newsletter and 5 MPH Quick Facts; manage Academic Affairs website and other communication deliverables
  • Coordinates meetings for schoolwide committees – Chairs’ Committee, MPH Steering Committee, and Academic Programs Committee

Kerstin Sorensen

Kerstin Sorensen

Kerstin Sorensen, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Coordinator for MPH@UNC
sorensen@email.unc.edu

  • Manages recruitment, onboarding and retention of adjunct faculty to teach with MPH@UNC
  • Provides oversight, support, and feedback to ensure quality of adjunct faculty performance and serves as a resource to MPH@UNC teaching teams
  • Manages process improvements/strategic tasks to support onboarding, develop quality control strategy, and create professional development opportunities.

Vacant
MPH@UNC Immersions Coordinator


Cassie Nakamoto

Cassie Nakamoto

Cassie Nakamoto, MPH
MPH Academic Support Coordinator
cnaka@email.unc.edu

  • Assists with operations for residential MPH and COMPASS (Core Online Modules to Promote and Accelerate Student Success)
  • Lead for student communication pertaining to all Gillings MPH students both residentially and online
  • Assists with processing concentration changes, student deferrals and the biannual hiring process for Teaching Assistants and Senior Fellowship

Yasemin Garber
Executive Assistant to Senior Associate Dean
ygarb@email.unc.edu

  • Provides email, calendar, meeting and administrative support for the Senior Associate Dean
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to schoolwide events and Academic Affairs committees