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Honors staff and faculty

The University Honors Program staff and its Honors Faculty Fellows are available to answer questions and connect you to resources, whether you're an honors student or plan to be one.

Program staff


Honors Faculty Fellows

Mary Barnes Klayder
  • Jeff & Amy Handlin Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program
  • Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer, Department of English
  • Member, Honors Program Advisory Board

Katie Batza
  • Reece Jones Family Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program
  • Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Amy Burgin
  • Honors Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Environmental Studies and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Nicole Hodges Persley
  • Honors Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program
  • Associate Professor, Departments of American Studies and African & African American Studies
  • Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance

Kathryn Rhine
  • Honors Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Geography & Atmospheric Sciences and African & African-American Studies

Nilou Vakil
  • Matthew and Ashley All Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program
  • Associate Professor, School of Architecture & Design