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 to Mrs. Shannon Zurell-Carey at ShannonZurell@uncc.edu. 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

Ted Amato

Economics

Professor and Director, Business Honors Program

Benny J. Andres, Jr.

History

Associate Professor

Benny J. Andres, 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

Jose Manuel Batista

Spanish

Associate Professor and Director, Latin American Studies Honors Program

Jeanette Bennett

Psychology

Assistant Professor

Ian Binns

Reading and Elementary Education

Assistant Professor
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

David Brodeur

Art & Art History

Associate Professor

Jamie Brown

Special Education and Child Development

Lecturer

Erik Byker

Reading and Elementary Education

Assistant Professor

Christopher Cameron

History

Associate Professor and Director, History Honors Program

Christopher Cameron

Garinger 110
ccamer17@uncc.edu

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Robert Campbell

Art & Art History

Assistant 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

Assistant Professor

Harish Cherukuri

Mechanical Engineering

Professor

Sandra Clinton

Geography & Earth Sciences

Research Assistant Professor

Tamara Cohen

Marketing

Lecturer

Cindy Combs

Political Science

Associate Professor (Cone Distinguished Professor)

Cindy Combs

Fretwell 455E
cccombs@uncc.edu

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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 Dal Pra

Daniela Cunico Dal Pra

Languages and Culture Studies

Lecturer
David Dalton

David Dalton

Languages and Culture Studies

Assistant Professor and Director, Languages and Culture Studies Honors Program

Jane Dalton

Art & Art History

Assistant Professor

Casey Davenport

Geography & Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Delmelle

Geography and 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 and 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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Vanessa Drew-Branch

Vanessa Drew-Branch

Social Work

Lecturer

Matthew Eastin

Geography and Earth Sciences

Associate Professor

Jae Emerling

Art and Art History

Associate Professor and Director, Arts + Architecture Honors Program

Karen Ford-Eickhoff

Management

Clinical Professor

Thomas Forget

Architecture

Associate Professor

Jim Frakes

Art and Art History

Associate Professor and Director, Art + Art History Honors Program

Heather Freeman

Art & Art History

Associate 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

Senior 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 and Earth Sciences

Associate Professor

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 Department of Reading and Elementary Education

Clinical Professor

Aspen Hochhalter

Art & Art History

Associate Professor
 Lisa Homann

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

Yogendra Kakad

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor

Milind Khire

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor

Moutaz Khouja

Business Info Systems & Op Management

Professor

Ryan Kilmer

Psychology

Professor (Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professorship for Teaching)

Oscar Lansen

History

Teaching Professor

Jeffrey Leak

Department of 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

Department of English

Assistant Professor

Janaka Lewis

Fretwell 245M
jlewi102@uncc.edu

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Lydia Light

Anthropology

Lecturer and Director, Anthropology Honors Program
Tierney Lorenz

Tierney Lorenz

Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor

Tierney Lorenz

Colvard 4027
tlorenz@uncc.edu

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Brian Magi

Geography and Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor
Emily Makas

Emily Makas

Architecture

Associate Professor

Joseph Marino

Kinesiology

Assistant Professor

Juliana Marino

Kinesiology

Lecturer and Director, Kinesiology Honors Program
 Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews

Special Education and Child Development

Associate 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

Associate Professor and Director, English Honors Program

Kirk Melnikoff

Fretwell 260E
kbmelnik@uncc.edu

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Annelise Mennicke

Annelise Mennicke

Soical Work

Assistant Professor

Matthew Metzgar

Economics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Maryann Mraz

Reading and Elementary Education

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Munroe

English

Associate 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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Trevor Pearce

Philosophy

Assistant Professor

Trevor Pearce

Winningham 105B
tpearce6@uncc.edu

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 Malin Pereira

Malin Pereira

English

Professor and Executive Director, Honors College

Manuel Perez Quinones

Department of 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

Matthew Phillips

Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor and Director, Criminal Justice Honors Program

Matthew Phillips

Colvard 5083
mdphill1@uncc.edu

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Paola Pilonieta

Department of Reading and Elementary Education

Associate Professor

Mark Pizzato

Theatre

Professor

Jordan Poler

Chemistry

Associate Professor

Drew Polly

Reading and Elementary Education

Associate Professor

Michael Putman

Department of Elementary Education

Chair and Professor

Dan Rabinovich

Chemistry

Professor
Meaghan Rand

Meaghan Rand

First-Year Writing

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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Monika Sawhney

Monika Sawhney

Public Health Sciences

Associate Professor

Jack Scheff

Geography and 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

Associate 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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Carol Swartz

Economics

Clinical Professor

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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Stefani Thachik

Assistant Director, Special Programs

Professor
Peter Thorsheim

Peter Thorsheim

History

Associate Professor

Aaron Toscano

Department of 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

Jerry Troutman

Chemistry

Associate Professor
James Vesce

James Vesce

Theatre

Associate Professor

James Vesce

Robinson 365
jvesce@uncc.edu

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David Vinson

Geography and Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor

Lisa Walker

Sociology

Professor

Jennifer Warner

Department of Biological Sciences

Teaching Professor

Erik Waterkotte

Art & Art History

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Webb

Psychology

Assistant 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