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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.

Shoshana Ellis

Shoshana Ellis, JD

Policy Analyst

Shoshana Ellis joined the UNC-Chapel Hill community in February 2023 after relocating from the west coast. She previously worked as an attorney in both Washington state and California, primarily as court-appointed counsel in criminal and child abuse and neglect cases. Her work experience has shown the value of clearly thought-out rules and policies, and the importance of equity to help level the playing field. Shoshana earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Rhetoric & Discourse and Studio Art from Beloit College in Wisconsin, and her Juris Doctorate from the Seattle University School of Law.