Kim Strom, PhD, LISW
Dr. 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. Dr. 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 healthcare contract and Director of the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Ethics and Policy. She is internationally recognized for training, consultation, and research on ethical practice and ethical action.
Matthew Teal, MPA
Interim Associate Director and University Policy Analyst
Matthew has been the University Policy Analyst since February 2017. In that time, Matthew has developed a reputation as a collaborative problem-solver and led high-profile projects, including procurement and implementation of the current university-wide Policy Management platform, policies.unc.edu. Matthew is a double Tarheel, earning his bachelor’s degree in History in 2006 and his Master of Public Administration in 2015. Matthew is currently pursuing doctoral studies at North Carolina State University in higher education administration with a focus on Enterprise Risk Management. Matthew also worked as a national security analyst in Washington DC from 2007 to 2012.
Brent Eisenbarth is an administrative specialist in the Office of Ethics and Policy. He also supports the Office of Export Compliance. Brent completed a master’s degree in Linguistics and an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Linguistics, both 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, travelling, and being outdoors.