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

Katie Batza
  • Reece Jones Family Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, WGSS

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

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

Elizabeth MacGonagle
  • Donald Crook Honors Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program, Associate Professor, Department of African & African-American Studies, Department of History

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