UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Our People

Dr. Paul Friga, Director of STAR and GBP STAR Practice Leader – Knowledge Management
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Author of The McKinsey Engagement
Director of Consulting Concentrations
20 years of academic and real world consulting experience (PwC and McKinsey)

Lynne Gerber

Dr. Lynne Gerber, STAR Practice Leader, Outcomes
Emeritus Faculty Advisor
Former Director of Global Business Projects and Action Learning at UNC Kenan-Flagler
Founder of the Global Business Projects and MBA Enterprise Corps
Former Director of UNC Kenan-Flagler CIBER Program
30+ years of higher education and action learning experience

Nick Didow 

Dr. Nick Didow, STAR Practice Leader, Marketing and Economic Development
Associate Professor of Marketing
Responsible for building out 20 for-profit and non-profit entities
Taught hundreds of marketing courses for more than 30 years at UNC Kenan-Flagler
Lead Faculty member in community and economic development
Kenan Institute – Faculty Fellow

 Steve Jones

Steve Jones, STAR Practice Leader, Strategy and Quality
Former UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean
Significant experience as a consultant (McKinsey) and corporate leadership (CEO of Suncorp Metway and ANZ-New Zealand)

Faculty Advisors

  • Steve Beisser
  • Gary Clinton
  • Nick Didow
  • John Durrett
  • Bob Fellows
  • Pat Garner
  • Lynne Gerber
  • Wendell Gilland
  • David Hartzell
  • Will Kuchta
  • Shannon McKeen
  • Randy Myer
  • Michael Schinelli
  • Carol Seagle
  • Brad Staats
  • Kristin Wilson


  • Nikki Bowser, Undergraduate STAR Fellow
  • Max Levin, Undergraduate GBP Fellow
  • Lexi McClain, Undergraduate STAR Fellow
  • Stefan Valley, MBA STAR/GBP Fellow