Anne Dotter

Senior Academic Advisor
Primary office:
Nunemaker Center


Born and raised in Strasbourg, France, I moved to the U.S. (Michigan, then Kansas) in my early 20s as a doctoral candidate in American civilization at the University of Strasbourg. This degree was merging seamlessly my two bachelor degrees in English and film. Eventually, I joined KU's Ph.D program in American Studies. Upon completion of my Ph.D, I applied to work at the Honors Program at KU because it looked like a synthesis of many of my experiences. I've been with Honors since 2011, and it has been a pleasure!

What I Do at Honors

In Honors, I oversee students’ journeys to become life-long learners and develop the skills they need to launch successful careers. More specifically, I am responsible for Honors courses, our curriculum, and our co-curricular programming. To this end, I work very closely with all my colleagues across campus and in Honors, especially with Lesley and Ed.

Why I Love Working in Honors

I love Honors because students push me to be a more creative and invested instructor, an innovative administrator, and a better-rounded and engaged member of the community.  

I Can Help With . . .

  • Questions about interdisciplinarity (bringing together one or more fields of study to solve problems), particularly interdisciplinary fields such as American Studies or Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Film and media studies
  • Research in the humanities and social sciences
  • Study abroad
  • Graduate school in the humanities in the United States or Europe
  • Social justice and equity
  • Honors programming and events
  • Discussions about food and cooking

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
Pancakes are hot off the griddle! Head to Nunemaker Center, in the Brosseau Commons, before noon for Honors Stop Da…

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