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Kim Strom

Kim Strom, PhD, LISW


Kim Strom is originally from the state of Maine. She is trained as a social worker, with particular experience in adult mental health and crisis services. She received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Strom has been a social work educator for over 30 years, teaching in the areas of direct practice and educational leadership. Her research is on moral courage and ethics. She is principal investigator of the UNC School of Social Work behavioral health care contract and director of Ethics and Policy. She is internationally recognized for training, consultation and research on ethical practice and ethical action.

Matthew Teal

Matthew Teal, MPA

Associate Director

Matthew Teal was named associate director in 2022 after having previously served as the University policy analyst since 2017. Teal provides leadership and oversight of the policy management and ethics programs, resources and reporting mechanisms, and also serves as chair of the Policy Review Committee. During his time with the University he has developed a reputation as a collaborative problem-solver and has led high-profile projects, including the procurement and implementation of the current university-wide policy management platform, Prior to joining the University, he worked as a security analyst in Washington, D.C. for five years. Teal is a double Tar Heel and earned both his Bachelor of Arts in history and his Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at North Carolina State University in higher education administration with a focus on enterprise risk management.

Brent Eisenbarth

Brent Eisenbarth

Administrative Specialist

Brent Eisenbarth is an administrative specialist for Ethics and Policy. He also supports the Office of Export Compliance. Brent earned bachelor’s degrees in Spanish linguistics and comparative literature and a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has experience teaching in K-12 education, having taught both high school Spanish in the United States and English in Spain through the Fulbright program. Brent enjoys supporting the office’s initiatives to strengthen institutional integrity and foster more accessible, equitable University policy. In his free time, Brent enjoys learning languages, traveling and being outdoors.