The Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professorship at UNC and Duke is working hard to overcome rivalries on the court by encouraging collaboration in the classroom.
Former UNC Chancellor James Moeser set up the program in honor of Nannerl Keohane, a former president of Duke University. The professorship aims to promote collaboration and enhance intellectual life at both universities.
The Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School, Ted Zoller, works with his counterpart at Duke to identify four professors outside of UNC and Duke. Zoller said selected professors have a significant impact in their field of study that both UNC and Duke want to gain insight from.
“We identify visiting professors who can enlighten the academic light of both Duke and UNC,” Zoller said.
Through this program, UNC and Duke identify gaps they want to fill. Recently, both universities were interested in cutting-edge entrepreneurial curriculum. So, UNC and Duke identified a list of high profile individuals known for their work in entrepreneurship, vetted them and sent out invitations to engage with both universities and advance ongoing work.