Our Staff

Mark Villacorta, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Dr. Villacorta is passionate about supporting the development of globally minded leaders of all backgrounds and fostering a strong sense of community at UNCG. He earned a doctorate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and has taught courses in intergroup dialogue, service-learning and psychology. His work in multicultural affairs combines an intercultural development approach with a strong foundation in social justice. He employs intergroup dialogue as a major tool for cultural exchange and understanding with the goal of sustained action through engaged citizenship. He is grateful for the opportunity to work with the UNCG community and looks forward to meeting you!
Memberships in Professional Organizations
American College Personnel Association
American Psychological Association
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Selected Training and Professional Development
LeaderShape Institute, Co-lead Facilitator
Social Justice Training Institute, Participant & June 2013 Intern
Social Justice Training Institute: The Student Experience, Core Group Facilitator
White Privilege Conference
UNCG SafeZone, Participant & Trainer
Leadership Academy, Presenter
Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, Intern
Social Justice Mediation Training
Training for Multicultural Classroom Facilitation
Teaching about Asian Pacific Americans
Selected Programming and Events
MLK Celebration in Partnership with North Carolina A&T State University
Reclaiming Ourselves, Organizing Together for Social Justice (ROOTS) Institute
Kaleidoscope Peer Education Program
Empty Bowls Community Social Justice Project
Heritage Month programming (Hispanic, Asian American, Native American & Black History months)
Global Contemporary Issues Forums
Tunnel of Oppression
Campus multicultural and diversity presentations and trainings
Leadership Connection
Past Courses Taught
Foundations for Learning 250 (Rites of Passage Minority Male Mentoring Program)
Training Processes of Intergroup Dialogue
Practicum in Multicultural Community
Advanced Research Lab in Personality Psychology
Health Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Personality Psychology
Porshe ChilesAssistant Directorplchiles@uncg.eduPorshe Chiles is the Assistant Director of the Office of Intercultural Engagement. She will be overseeing Safe Zone, Office of Intercultural Engagement Welcome Weekend programming, Cultural Program Council, and other cultural program/outreach /training initiatives.
Ms. Chiles earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a minor in Marketing from The University of Texas at Tyler. Ms. Chiles earned her Master’s of Education from The University of North Texas.