Dr. Wayne Pond

Director of the Program in the Humanities and Human Values, UNC Chapel Hill

Wayne PondWayne J. Pond is a native of Chicago who grew up in New Mexico and was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing a Ph.D. in American literature at UNC, he taught at the University of Alabama from 1977-1979, was Director of Public Programs at the National Humanities Center from 1979-1997, and now serves as Director of the Program in the Humanities and Human Values, a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, at UNC Chapel Hill.

The Program in the Humanities and Human Values, a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, sponsors public programs which draw on the humanities to nurture a deeper understanding of our history and culture, enrich the life of the mind, and contribute to the development of a more humane world.

Since its inception in 1979, the program has sponsored more than 600 seminars, workshops and conferences, drawing more than 35,000 participants to the University to discuss a wide range of moral, social, and cultural issues.