Louise Spieler works closely with the school's senior academic officers and administrative staff to ensure optimal operation of the school. She also incubates and implements strategic initiatives in collaboration with the dean.  

Spieler oversees a wide range of activities including global programs, professional education, career services and information technology. She  coordinates international partnerships with universities in Brisbane, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, London, Pamplona and Santiago. Her portfolio also includes working with a number of key Hussman-based programs, including the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and the Reese Innovation Lab. Prior to 2014, she managed the school's e-learning programs, including launching the online M.A. in Digital Communication.

Spieler serves on the boards of Carolina Public Press and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies and is a member of the UNC Global Affairs Leadership Group and the Provost Committee on Inclusive Excellence and Diversity.

Spieler joined the school in 2004. Previously, she held senior management positions with national trade and professional associations in Washington, D.C. and with the Council of State Governments in Lexington, Ky. She also co-owned The News-Record, the county newspaper in Marshall, N.C.


  • M.A., University of Maryland
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill