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Community College Virtual Program

November 5, 2021

via Zoom | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.



North Carolina is experiencing a rapid growth of global businesses despite the on-going health crisis and community college students will play a key role in meeting the needs of their workforce. This UNC World View program will explore topics related to global businesses and its impact on the North Carolina economy. Community college and early college educators will gain knowledge and resources on the specific needs of global businesses, including how they can prepare their students to meet the needs of the global workforce.


For community college and early college educators.


Signature Sponsor: IBM


Schedule | Speakers | Program Materials | Support


Friday, November 5th
10:00 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.: Welcome
10:05 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.: Plenary I
10:35 a.m. to 11:05: Plenary II
11:05 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: BREAK
11:15 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.: Breakout sessions
11:55 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Closing



Timothy Humphrey

Timothy L. Humphrey is currently the vice president of the Chief Data Office at IBM, as well as the Senior Location Executive for IBM Research Triangle Park and the Senior State Executive for North Carolina. Previously, Tim held various supply chain and operational executive roles spanning analytics, acquisitions, software sales transaction support, strategy and metrics. Prior to joining IBM’s supply chain organization in 2011, Tim led the design, development and launch of several products and technologies for Lenovo and the former Personal Computer Division of IBM. Tim has over 20 years of global experience and has earned numerous awards and patents for his contributions to the computing industry. Tim is an active volunteer and mentor in the community, and he currently serves on the Wake County Boys and Girls Clubs Board of Directors and the UNC-Chapel Hill World View Advisory Board. He graduated from NC State University in 1996 with a B.S. in electrical engineering.

Charlé LaMonica, Director, UNC World View
Charlé LaMonica has held service to the state front and center in her work. Since 2013, LaMonica has significantly expanded UNC World View’s support of educators, influencing 100,000 students in North Carolina in 2019-2020 alone; and increasing partnerships in both rural and urban settings. LaMonica and the World View team have led more than 21 global study visits through UNC World View, taking K-12 and community college educators around the world to learn about educational systems, classroom experiences, history, business and culture. These educational destinations have included Japan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Germany, South Africa, China, Dominican Republic, Moldova and Ireland. Since the founding of UNC World View in 1998, more than 25,000 teachers have participated in UNC World View programs from every county in North Carolina.



Sekou Bermiss, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Sekou Bermiss’ research is in the area of strategic management and organizational theory.

Specifically, he investigates how institutional factors shape the perception of firms by critical stakeholders. His research also explores the antecedents and consequences of human capital mobility and how different forms of employee movement impact a firm’s ability to compete with rivals.

Dr. Bermiss teaches courses in people analytics, managing human capital, leading for impact and organizational theory and design

He is a Fellow at the Filene Institute where he leads the research efforts of the “War for Talent” Center of Excellence.

His award-winning research has been published in the Academy of Management JournalAdministrative Science QuarterlyOrganization ScienceStrategic Management Journal and Research in Organizational Behavior. His research has been highlighted by Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.

He was honored as a Poets & Quants 2018 Top Undergraduate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he served on the faculty before joining UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Before entering academia, Dr. Bermiss worked for Deloitte Consulting in New York City. He received his PhD and MS management and organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and his BS in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Mabel Miguel, Clinical Professor of Organizational Behavior
Mabel Miguel teaches courses in leadership and management at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

She shares her global expertise and experiences by infusing leadership lessons that transcend geographical and cultural boundaries into the leadership and management courses she teaches in MBA and UNC Executive Development programs.

Dr. Miguel has developed and taught leadership skill courses for such organizations as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, ExxonMobil, Sony Ericsson, Caterpillar, CEMEX, Eastman Chemical and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

She has taught extensively at universities and organizations around the world. She was a visiting professor at Koc University in Istanbul.

She received her PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill and her MBA and BS from New York University.


Breakout Sessions

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Katherine Clyde, Business Division Dean, Pitt Community College

Katherine Clyde has been the Dean of the Business Division at Pitt Community College since 2014. Katherine is an advocate for global education; she helped start the Scholars of Global Distinction Program at PCC and has led several study abroad experiences focused on international business and entrepreneurship. Katherine teaches several business, marketing, and entrepreneurship classes including International Business, Organizational Behavior, People Skills, Introduction to Marketing, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, and Business Ethics.

Patricia Harms, Clinical Professor of Management and Corporate Communication

The research interests of Patricia Harms are visual rhetoric and slide design, performance feedback, online learning and revision in business writing.

Dr. Harms teaches written and oral business communication. In many courses she uses a hybrid teaching model that unites traditional face-to-face classroom with distance technology found in the workplace.

She is a member of the leadership team for the Association of Professional Communication Consultants and serves on the review board for Business Communication Quarterly.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Harms was an administrator for a small, home-health agency where she also was responsible for marketing and public relations. A registered nurse, Dr. Harms has worked in labor and delivery, infection control, and hospital and home health staff development.

She received her PhD in rhetoric and professional communication and her MA in business and technical communication from Iowa State University, and her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania.

Program Materials

More info coming soon.

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Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs