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Ivonne Chirino-Klevans

Clinical Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior


CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

Ivonne Chirino-Klevans teaches courses on leading and managing and diversity, equity and inclusion at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

She also is a coordinating faculty member for the MBA@UNC program.

Dr. Chirino-Klevans’ academic work is widely published, and she is the author of several books on cross-cultural leadership, including “Cases on Global Leadership in the Contemporary Economy.” She is the principal investigator of award-winning virtual reality simulations that develop leadership skills across cultures.

She is an executive coach and has consulted extensively with global organizations on topics related to global leadership and diversity and inclusion. She is a consultant for NASCAR.

Dr. Chirino-Klevans has served in many academic leadership positions, including as assistant dean of executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and founding member of Duke Corporate Education.

She is a resilience coach for the Carolina Collaborative for Resilience in partnership with the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the University Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Undergraduate Admissions.

The Mexican Consulate awarded her with the 2022 Distinguished Mexican Award for her work using virtual reality and artificial intelligence to develop simulations for conflict management across cultures. She also was recognized for her positive impact by mentoring elementary school Latinx students and providing resilience coaching to college students.

Dr, Chirino-Klevan is a volunteer with LÍDER, collaboration between the UNC Kenan-Flagler DEI Office and the Carolina Latinx Center to offer a year-long, highly interactive leadership development program for Latinx undergraduate students throughout the state of North Carolina.

She is a former Pan American games medalist in gymnastics, All-American and student athlete.

Dr. Chirino-Klevans is bilingual in English and Spanish, and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese.

She received her PhD in psychology from Iberoamericana University, her MBA from Universidad de las Américas, and her master’s and BS in psychology from Georgia College and State University.

Areas of Expertise

Diversity Global business Leadership