University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center

Swain Center Team Members

Phone Number: 910.262.2728

Director
Dr. Laura Lunsford
CIS Building 1004
lunsfordl@uncw.edu

Dr. Laura Lunsford

Dr. Lunsford is an expert in mentoring and leadership development. A frequent speaker and consultant on optimal relationships and leadership development, she has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and books on these topics. Before coming to UNCW she was a tenured Associate Professor in psychology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, founded the Park Scholarships at NC State, where she was its first, full-time director, and served as Duke University's Fuqua School of Business first alumni relations director. She earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from NC State and a M.S. from UNC-Greensboro.

Regional Economist
Dr. Adam Jones
CH 220-L
jonesat@uncw.edu

Dr. Adam Jones

Dr. Jones is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Cameron School of Business. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Jones worked with the Newton County Chamber of Commerce in Covington, GA. He has published in the Economic Development Quarterly, the Atlantic Economic Journal, and the Journal of Economics and Finance. His research is on local public finance and regional economics, with a focus on North Carolina issues and tax-base development. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Asst. Director of Client Management
Matt Mylott
CIS Building 1004
mylottm@uncw.edu

Matt Mylott

A native Californian, Matt Mylott joined the Cameron School of Business in 2017 as the Assistant Director of Client Management at the Swain Center. Matt’s professional experience includes in extremis leadership, crisis negotiation, brand/relationship management, team building, strategic partnerships, and public speaking. Matt is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and most recently worked as a SWAT operator in California. Matt earned his B.A. in Political Science ('07) from UNCW, and is a 2018 Professional MBA candidate at UNCW.

Operations
Jennifer Schacher
CIS Building 1004
schacherj@uncw.edu

Jennifer Schacher

Jennifer Schacher has experience in budgets, accounting, and operations. She earned her B.S. from the Cameron School of Business at UNCW and completed coursework for a master's degree in Accounting. She has been at UNCW over 10 years. She oversees the logistics and operations in the Swain Center.