Honors Program Faculty


Leda Barnett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Honors
Program; teaches HNRS 1300 Exploring the University 
Steve Blanchard, PhD Professor of Sociology; teaches SOCI 1301 Honors Introduction to Sociology
Jane Grovijahn, PhD Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Theology;
teaches RLST 3383 Honors Leadership, Women and Spirituality
Leah Larson, PhD Associate Professor of English; teaches Honors ENGL 2332, Introduction
to World Literature II
Esther Gergen, MBA, PhD      Chair, Department of Leadership Studies and Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies,
teaches HNRS 3300 Leadership and Civic Responsibility
Yolanda Rodríguez-Escobar, PhD, LMSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work; teaches HNRS 2300 Community as Context
Oswald John Nira, PhD Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Religious
Studies and Theology; Previous Director of Honors Program
Cary Guffey, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology; teachers BIOL 1410 Honors Environmental Science

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