Academic Affairs

Academic Programs Committee (APC)

The Academic Programs Committee (APC) has school-wide responsibility for academic standards and policies and acts as a liaison between the Gillings School, the UNC Graduate School and the UNC Office of Undergraduate Curricula. The Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs chairs the committee, and representatives from each department are selected by the chair of that department in consultation with the Senior Associate Dean. Additionally, staff members from Academic and Student Affairs serve on the committee.  Learn more about the Charge and Responsibilities of APC (PDF), and view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to see which curriculum changes (i.e., courses, programs) need to come to APC.

2021-2022 academic year representatives

(*voting members)

Greg Bocchino

Dr. Greg Bocchino

Greg Bocchino, EdD*
Senior Executive Director for Advising and Student Affairs,
Office of Student Affairs

Daniel Collins
Office of Student Affairs

Dr. Orlando Coronell

Dr. Orlando Coronell

Orlando Coronell, PhD*
Associate Chair for Academics and Associate Professor,
Environmental Science and Engineering

Lori Evarts

Lori Evarts, MPH*
Director of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor,
Public Health Leadership Program

Aleta Gaertner

Aleta Evans Gaertner

Aleta Evans Gaertner, MPH
Director of Curriculum Assessment,
Accreditation and Pedagogy

Shelley Golden

Dr. Shelley Golden

Shelley Golden, PhD*
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor,
Health Behavior

Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee, MA
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator,
Dean’s Office and Academic Affairs

Laura Linnan

Dr. Laura Linnan

Laura Linnan, ScD (Chair)*
Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs;
Professor, Health Behavior

Sandra Martin

Dr. Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin, PhD*
Associate Chair for Research, Director of Graduate Students;
Professor, Maternal and Children Health

Dr. Stephanie Martin

Dr. Stephanie Martin

Stephanie Martin, PhD*
Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Dr. Jane Monaco

Dr. Jane Monaco

Jane Monaco, DrPH*
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Biostatistics

Brian Wells Pence

Dr. Brian Wells Pence

Brian Wells Pence, PhD*
Professor, Epidemiology

Dana Rice

Dr. Dana Rice

Dana Rice, DrPH*
Assistant Dean for Master’s Degree Programs, and Assistant Professor, Public Health Leadership Program

Melanie Studer

Dr. Melanie Studer

Melanie Studer, MHSA, PhD*
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Assistant Professor and BSPH Program Director, Health Policy and Management

Dr. Ciara Zachary

Dr. Ciara Zachary

Ciara Zachary, PhD*
Assistant Professor and MPH Health Policy Concentration Lead, Health Policy and Management

Curriculum Guidance, Forms and Resources

Due Date  Course Numbers Academic Year Catalog 
October 15, 2021 =/<699  Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 course catalog
January 15, 2022 =/> 700  Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 course catalog