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Katherine Fordham Neer

Katherine Fordham Neer

Director of Communications and Marketing
Spangler, Room 120


Library and Information Science,
North Carolina Central University
Psychology and African American Studies,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Biographical Statement 

A UNC alumna, Katherine Fordham Neer returned to UNC in 2020 as the Director of Communications and Marketing at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), bringing almost 20 years of experience in communications and marketing across a range of organizations, from private companies to academic institutions, and non-profits to the fortune 500. Her career in communications came about thanks to a mix of curiosity and serendipity and she couldn’t be happier about returning to UNC, where she takes an integrated approach, using a variety of messaging strategies and platforms, to raise awareness and communicate the impact of FPG's research and evaluation, technical assistance, implementation, and policy-relevant work, publications, products, and resources—and the amazing people behind it all.