Honors Faculty

While any faculty member at UNC Charlotte can propose a course to teach in the Honors College, only faculty who have taught honors students and/or provided service to honors can be appointed to the Honors Faculty. Honors Faculty are a resource for Honors College students and administrators, and provide faculty governance for honors through their election of Honors Council representatives, and service on Honors College task forces and committees.

Nomination process for Honors Faculty

Each spring, the Honors College invites department chairs to nominate their faculty to the Honors Faculty. Nominations will be reviewed by the Honors Council and the Executive Director.  The nomination form is here.  Nominations are due April 10th.  Appointments begin July 1, and are five-year, renewable terms.  

Criteria for Honors Faculty include the following:

  • TAUGHT an honors course
  • PROVIDED SERVICE to honors in their department, college, or the Honors College
  • ADVISED OR MENTORED a thesis/project for an honors student


REAPPOINTMENT process for Honors Faculty

The reappointment form is here.  Reappointments are due April 10th.  Reappointments begin July 1, and are five-year, renewable terms.

Criteria for reappointment to Honors Faculty include the following:

  • CONTINUE teaching honors courses
  • CONTINUE to provide service to honors in their department, college, or the Honors College
  • CONTINUE to advise or mentor a thesis/project for an honors student

Ted Amato

Economics

Professor

Kelly Anderson

Special Education and Child Development

Associate Professor

Kelly Anderson

COED 332
704-687-8832
keanders@uncc.edu

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Benny J. Andrés, Jr.

History

Associate Professor

Benny J. Andrés, Jr.

Garinger 103
bandres@uncc.edu

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Bruce Arrigo

Criminal Justice

Professor

Susan Arthur

Kinesiology

Associate Professor

Jeff Balmer

Architecture

Associate Professor
 Jose Batista

José Manuel Batista

Spanish

Associate Professor and Director, Latin American Studies Honors Program

Jeanette Bennett

Psychology

Assistant Professor

Ian Binns

Reading and Elementary Education

Associate Professor and Director, Elementary Education
Pilar Blitvich

Pilar Blitvich

English

Professor

Pilar Blitvich

Fretwell 245A
pgblitvi@uncc.edu

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Andy Bobyarchick

Geography and Earth Sciences

Associate Professor

Charles Bodkin

Marketing

Professor

Ken Bost

Biological Sciences

Professor

Ken Bost

Woodward 390D
klbost@uncc.edu

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David Brodeur

Art & Art History

Associate Professor

David Brodeur

Macy 101C
704-687-0178
dbbrodeu@uncc.edu

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Jamie Brown

Special Education and Child Development

Lecturer

Allison Burfield

Nursing

Associate Professor

Allison Burfield

CHHS 412C
704-687-7966
aburfiel@uncc.edu

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Erik Byker

Reading and Elementary Education

Associate Professor

Christopher Cameron

History

Associate Professor

Christopher Cameron

Garinger 110
ccamer17@uncc.edu

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Robert Campbell

Art & Art History

Associate Professor

Jacqueline Chattopadhyay

Political Science & Public Administration

Associate Professor

Jacqueline Chattopadhyay

Fretwell 450G
jchattop@uncc.edu

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Gang Chen

Geography & Earth Sciences

Associate Professor

Harish Cherukuri

Mechanical Engineering

Professor

Sandra Clinton

Geography & Earth Sciences

Research Assistant Professor

Tamara Cohen

Marketing

Lecturer
Charisse Coston

Charisse Coston

Criminal Justice

Associate Professor

Charisse Coston

Colvard 5081
ccoston@uncc.edu

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Jonathan Crane

Communication Studies

Associate Professor

Jonathan Crane

Colvard 5006
jlcrane@uncc.edu

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Daniela Cunico Dal Pra

Languages and Culture Studies

Lecturer
David Dalton

David Dalton

Languages & Culture Studies

Assistant Professor and Director, Languages & Culture Studies Honors Program

Jane Dalton

Art & Art History

Associate Professor

Casey Davenport

Geography & Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Delmelle

Geography & Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Delmelle

McEniry 419
edelmell@uncc.edu

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Eric Delmelle

Geography & Earth Sciences

Associate Professor
John Diemer

John Diemer

Geography & Earth Sciences

Professor and Director, Geography and Earth Sciences Honors Program

Didier Dreau

Biological Sciences

Associate Professor and Director, Biological Sciences Honors Program

Didier Dreau

Woodward 490
ddreau@uncc.edu

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Matthew Eastin

Geography & Earth Sciences

Associate Professor

Jae Emerling

Art and Art History

Associate Professor and Director, Arts + Architecture Honors Program

Dena Adele Evans

Nursing

Director, School of Nursing

Dena Adele Evans

CHHS 449
704-687-7974
devans37@uncc.edu

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Karen Ford-Eickhoff

Management

Clinical Professor

Thomas Forget

Architecture

Associate Professor

Jim Frakes

Art & Art History

Associate Professor and Director, Art + Art History Honors Program

Jamie Franki

Art & Art History

Associate Professor

Jamie Franki

Rowe 272
704-687-0183
jsfranki@uncc.edu

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Heather Freeman

Art & Art History

Professor

Nathaniel Fried

Physics and Optical Science

Professor and Director, Physics and Optical Science Honors Program

Sara Gagne

Geography and Earth Sciences

Associate Professor

Laurie Garo

Geography & Earth Sciences

Lecturer

Cindy Gilson

Special Education

Assistant Professor

Concepcion Godev

Spanish

Associate Professor

Maja Godlewska

Art & Art History

Associate Professor

Amy Good

Reading and Elementary Education

Associate Professor and Director, Education Honors Program

Bill Graves

Geography & Earth Sciences

Associate Professor

James Grymes

Music

Professor

James Grymes

Robinson 341
704-687-0251
jagrymes@uncc.edu

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Kim Harris

Math

Associate Professor

Andrew Hartley

Theatre

Professor (Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare)

Andrew Harver

Public Health Sciences

Professor

Schnavia Hatcher

School of Social Work

Director

Misty Hathcock

Office of Field Experiences and Reading and Elementary Education

Clinical Professor

Aspen Hochhalter

Art & Art History

Associate Professor

Lisa Homann

Art & Art History

Assistant Professor

Rueben Howden

Kinesiology

Associate Professor
Robin James

Robin James

Philosophy

Associate Professor and Director, Philosophy Honors Program

Robin James

Winningham 102B
rjames7@uncc.edu

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Dan Jones

Chemistry

Associate Professor and Director, Chemistry Honors Program

Lee-Ann Kenny

Nursing

Clinical Assistant Professor

Lee-Ann Kenny

CHHS - 411C
704-687-7957
ltkenny@uncc.edu

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Milind Khire

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor

Moutaz Khouja

Business Info Systems & Op Management

Professor

Oscar Lansen

History

Teaching Professor

Jeffrey Leak

English

Professor

Jeffrey Leak

Fretwell 280D
jleak@uncc.edu

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Sara Levens

Psychology

Assistant Professor and Director, Psychology Honors Program

Janaka Lewis

English

Associate Professor

Janaka Lewis

Fretwell 245M
jlewi102@uncc.edu

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Lydia Light

Anthropology

Assistant Professor and Director, Anthropology Honors Program

Brian Magi

Geography and Earth Sciences

Associate Professor
Emily Makas

Emily Makas

Architecture

Associate Professor

Joseph Marino

Kinesiology

Associate Professor

Juliana Marino

Kinesiology

Lecturer and Director, Kinesiology Honors Program

Michael Matthews

Special Education and Child Development

Professor

Susan McCarter

Social Work

Associate Professor

Mary McKenzie

Sociology

Senior Lecturer

Mary McKenzie

Fretwell 460A
mfmckenz@uncc.edu

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Adriana Medina

Reading and Elementary Education

Associate Professor

Kirk Melnikoff

English

Professor and Director, English Honors Program

Kirk Melnikoff

Fretwell 260E
kbmelnik@uncc.edu

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Annelise Mennicke

Annelise Mennicke

Social Work

Assistant Professor

Matthew Metzgar

Economics

Clinical Professor

Maryann Mraz

Reading and Elementary Education

Professor

Jennifer Munroe

English

Professor

Jennifer Munroe

Fretwell 276B
jamunroe@uncc.edu

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Adriana Ocejo Monge

Mathematics

Assistant Professor and Director, Mathematics Honors Program

Adriana Ocejo Monge

Fretwell 335G
amonge2@uncc.edu

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Akin Ogundiran

Africana Studies

Chair and Professor

Akin Ogundiran

Garinger 113A
ogundiran@uncc.edu

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 Malin Pereira

Malin Pereira

English

Professor and Executive Director, Honors College

Manuel Perez Quinones

Software and Information Systems

Professor and Associate Dean

Heather Perry

History

Associate Professor

Heather Perry

Garinger 232
hrperry@uncc.edu

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Amy Peters

School of Social Work

Senior Lecturer

Paola Pilonieta

Reading and Elementary Education

Associate Professor

Amanda Pipkin

History

Associate Professor

Amanda Pipkin

Temporary location Fall 2018-Spring 2019: Hickory 24A
704-687-5152
apipkin@uncc.edu

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Mark Pizzato

Theatre

Professor

Jordan Poler

Chemistry

Professor

Drew Polly

Reading and Elementary Education

Professor

Barbara Presnell

University Writing Program

Lecturer

Barbara Presnell

Cameron 140
704-687-1917
mdphill1@uncc.edu

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Michael Putman

Elementary Education

Chair and Professor
Meaghan Rand

Meaghan Rand

University Writing Program

Lecturer

Alan Rauch

English

Professor

Alan Rauch

Fretwell 290L
arauch@uncc.edu

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Valerie Reynolds

Geography and Earth Sciences

Lecturer

Sonyia Richardson

Social Work

Lecturer

Diana Rowan

Social Work

Associate Professor; MSW Director
Matthew Rowney

Matthew Rowney

English

Assistant Professor

Matthew Rowney

Fretwell 260C
mrowney@uncc.edu

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Consuelo Salas

University Writing Program

Assistant Professor

Consuelo Salas

Cameron 140
704-687-1917
rpkilmer@uncc.edu

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Monika Sawhney

Monika Sawhney

Public Health Sciences

Associate Professor

Jack Scheff

Geography & Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor
Jessica Schlueter

Jessica Schlueter

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor and Director, Computer and Informatics Honors Program

Jessica Schlueter

Bioinformatics 261
jschluet@uncc.edu

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Mohamed Shehab

Software and Information Systems

Associate Professor

Mohamed Shehab

Woodward 333F
mshehab@uncc.edu

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Rebecca Shore

Educational Leadership

Associate Professor

Celia Sinclair

Religious Studies

Senior Lecturer

John Smail

History, Dean of UCOL

Professor

Ron Smelser

Engineering

Professor, Senior Associate Dean, and Director, Engineering Honors Program

Heather Smith

Geography and Earth Sciences

Professor

Eddy Souffrant

Philosophy

Associate Professor

Eddy Souffrant

Winningham 109A
esouffra@uncc.edu

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Elizabeth Stearns

Sociology

Professor and Director, Sociology Honors Program

Elizabeth Stearns

Fretwell 490M
mestearn@uncc.edu

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Carol Stivender

Economics

Clinical Professor

Ashli Stokes

Communication Studies

Associate Professor and Director, Communication Studies Honors Program

Kalpathi Subramanian

Computer Science

Associate Professor

Kalpathi Subramanian

Woodward 435E
krs@uncc.edu

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John Szmer

Political Science

Associate Professor

John Szmer

Fretwell 435F
jjszmer@uncc.edu

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James Tabor

Religious Studies

Professor and Director, Religious Studies Honors Program

James Tabor

Cedar Hall 33A
jdtabor@uncc.edu

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Peter Thorsheim

Peter Thorsheim

History

Professor

Aaron Toscano

English

Associate Professor

Aaron Toscano

Fretwell 280F
atoscano@uncc.edu

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Cynthia Toth

School of Nursing

Senior Lecturer

Susan Trammell

Physics and Optical Science

Associate Professor

Meredith Troutman-Jordan

Nursing

Associate Professor

Meredith Troutman-Jordan

CHHS 444B
704-687-7973
meredithtroutman@uncc.edu

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David Vinson

Geography & Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor

Lisa Walker

Sociology

Professor

Erik Waterkotte

Art & Art History

Associate Professor

Jennifer Webb

Psychology

Associate Professor

Jennifer Webb

Colvard 4024
jbest18@uncc.edu

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Murray Webster

Sociology

Professor

Murray Webster

Fretwell 460E
mawebste@uncc.edu

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Beth Whitaker

Political Science and Public Administration

Associate Professor and Director, Political Science Honors Program

Diane Zablotsky

Sociology

Associate Professor and Director, Levine Scholars Program