Honors Faculty

Andre Archie - andre.archie@colostate.edu Andre Archie - andre.archie@colostate.edu

Andre Archie

andre.archie@colostate.edu

Andre Archie has been a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at Colorado State University since 2000. He received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Colorado State University, his master’s degree from Duquesne University and doctorate degree in Philosophy from Duquesne University and the Institute of Philosophy (Catholic University) in Leuven, Belgium. Andre specializes in the History of Ancient Greek Philosophy and Ancient Greek Political Philosophy. His latest research focuses on methodological issues, i.e., styles of argumentation in Plato and Aristotle. He has published in various journals such as the Journal of Philosophical Research, Ancient Philosophy, History of Political Thought, and Scholia. Andre is the author of Politics in Socrates' Alcibiades: A Philosophical Account of Plato's Dialogue Alcibiades Major (Springer 2015). Andre is currently working on a book manuscript that is under contract with The Catholic University of America Press titled: Socratic Conservatism, Socratic Questions: The Right Turn in Plato's Political Dialogues.  Andre has an interest in the writings of Louis Auchincloss, mechanical watches, and he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Chris Becker - chris.becker@colostate.edu Chris Becker - chris.becker@colostate.edu

Chris Becker

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Chris Becker studied mathematics, economics, German literature and philosophy in Germany. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Heidelberg University (2003) and his Habilitation in philosophy from Kaiserslautern University (2010). Chris Becker has been a faculty member at Colorado State University since 2013. His primary research and teaching interests are in theoretical and applied ethics, the history of economic thought, environmental philosophy, ecological economics, ecocriticism, and sustainability studies. Chris Becker has participated in various interdisciplinary research projects on sustainability topics and has collaborated with researchers from natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. He has published numerous papers on ethical, environmental and economic topics, and is the author of Nature and Economics in Romanticism (Metropolis, 2003, in German) and Sustainability Ethics and Sustainability Research (Springer, 2012). Chris Becker is currently working on a textbook for business ethics and on a project on sustainability justice.

Joseph Brown - joe.brown@colostate.edu Joseph Brown - joe.brown@colostate.edu

Joseph Brown

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Joseph Brown earned his PhD at LSU in 2009 and was a tenured English professor at Abraham Baldwin College in Georgia before coming to CSU in 2016. In addition to teaching for the CSU Honors Program, Dr. Brown is a the director of the CSU Academic Integrity Program.  His experience has included a variety of courses in the Humanities: from courses in writing and literature to Science Fiction, the Cold War, and Rural Studies.

Dr. Brown enjoys writing about science fiction (such as Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and even the Incredible Hulk)  and his published work has appeared the Journal of Popular Culture and Extrapolation.  

Dr. Brown thinks kindness is one of the most important personal qualities and pedagogical tools a teacher must have. In each class, he strives to respect students as developing thinkers and to value their contributions to the class community. He continually seeks out opportunities to improve as a professor. In 2012, he was selected as a Governor's Teaching Fellow by the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education. In addition, he has been both a presenter and frequent participant at conferences on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Having taught over a dozen sections of English courses for Georgia’s eCore program, he is also a veteran online instructor and recognized instructional innovator. While Joseph and his wife, Theresa, have lived in Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana, they, along with their two children, happily call Fort Collins and CSU home. 

Carl Burgchardt - carl.burgchardt@colostate.edu Carl Burgchardt - carl.burgchardt@colostate.edu

Carl Burgchardt

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Carl R. Burgchardt has been a faculty member at Colorado State University since 1982.  He teaches public speaking, rhetorical criticism, United States public address, and film criticism.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Penn State, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2000 the National Speakers Association named Burgchardt “Outstanding Professor.”  His work in the Honors Program at Colorado State University earned him the 2001 Outstanding Honors Academic Award in recognition of exceptional advising and mentoring of Honors students.  Burgchardt was designated “University Honors Professor of the Year” in 2004, and he won the Willard O. Eddy Teacher Award in 2008.  He has taught Honors seminars on the topics of “Fiction, Persuasion, and Social Change,” as well as “Coming of Age at the Movies.” Dr. Burgchardt is currently learning to speak and read Italian.  He taught a course entitled “Cinematic Rome” at John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, during the summer of 2012.  Future research projects include analyses of the early films of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Gamze Çavdar  - Gamze.Cavdar@ColoState.EDU Gamze Çavdar  - Gamze.Cavdar@ColoState.EDU

Gamze Çavdar

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Gamze Çavdar is an associate professor of Political Science. Here research includes gender and politics, social policy, Islamist movements and the politics of food in the North Africa and Middle East region. Dr. Çavdar has co-authored Women in Turkey: Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism leads a study abroad program called Politics of Food in Spain and Morocco.

Hye Seung Chung - Hye.Chung@colostate.edu Hye Seung Chung - Hye.Chung@colostate.edu

Hye Seung Chung

Hye.Chung@colostate.edu

Hye Seung Chung is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, specializing in race and ethnicity in American popular culture, East Asian cinema, feminist film theory, and global media. She is the co-author of Movie Migrations: Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 2015). She is also the author of Hollywood Asian: Philip Ahn and the Politics of Cross-Ethnic Performance(Temple University Press, 2006) and Kim Ki-duk (University of Illinois Press, 2012). Her writing has appeared in such academic journals as Asian Cinema, Cinema Journal, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Journal of Film and Video, and Post Script. Before coming to CSU in the fall of 2011, Dr. Chung taught at the University of Michigan, Hamilton College, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Oakland University.

Lee Cooper - lee.cooper@colostate.edu Lee Cooper - lee.cooper@colostate.edu

Lee Cooper

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Lee Cooper holds a Masters of Arts in philosophy from Columbia University and has taught philosophy at Colorado State University, Ohio University, and the University of Colorado. His teaching interests include philosophy, history, political theory, and literature. Since joining the Honors Program in 2001, he has taught seminars on the relationship of political philosophies to historical crises; the influence of 19th century thinkers on the 20th and 21st centuries; and the literary, religious, and philosophical significance of the stories of Genesis.

Stuart Cottrell - stuart.cottrell@colostate.edu Stuart Cottrell - stuart.cottrell@colostate.edu

Stuart Cottrell

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Dr. Stuart (Stu) Cottrell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at CSU and coordinator of the undergraduate concentration in Global Tourism. At CSU, he teaches courses in ecotourism, sustainable tourism development, and tourism research. Prior to coming to CSU in 2004, Stu was an assistant professor in the Department of Leisure, Tourism and Environment at Wageningen University, The Netherlands teaching and conducting research in sustainable tourism development. In 1999, he received a grant on behalf of Wageningen University to direct a special training program in Eco/Rural Tourism Development for the Ministries of Tourism in Argentina and Uruguay. During his years in Wageningen, Stu was advisor to numerous international students from all over the world. He also taught tourism related courses for six years at Christopher Newport University, Virginia. His research focus includes sustainable tourism development, travel and tourism behavior, visitor impact management, and decision-making in travel and tourism. Present projects involve monitoring the socio-cultural impacts of sustainable tourism development in Europe’s protected areas in Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Romania, Poland, and Sweden. This research program aims to reveal the connection between tourism and nature conservation practices and to contribute to the future development of Protected Area Network sites. Within Colorado as a resident fellow with the School for Global and Environmental Sustainability, Cottrell is conducting a preliminary study of the impacts of mountain pine beetle infestation on recreation and tourism. One of the highlights of Dr. Cottrell’s teaching involves the monitoring of diseased corals and volunteer based conservation projects for an NGO in the Bahamas. Stu’s passion is sailing. Early in his career, Stu was Program Director of the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, a marine aquatic program with the Boy Scouts of America in the Florida Keys. He has also run his own sailing charters as a business owner. Currently Stu is a proud owner of a 50-foot classic sailboat with many new waters he looks forward to crossing in the future.

Ashley Davies - ashley.davies@colostate.edu Ashley Davies - ashley.davies@colostate.edu

Ashley Davies

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Ashley Davies earned her B.A. in English from Utah Valley University, and then moved with her dog to Fort Collins to pursue an M.A. in English Literature. Earning distinction, her graduate work explores representations of rape in popular music and integrates research from psychology, philosophy, women's studies, anthropology, and other fields. This, along with her time as an account manager and copywriter at a small marketing firm, has influenced her approaches to teaching writing.  Since returning to CSU's English department, Ashley has regularly taught courses in composition, literature, and American Studies. Her current research combines her ongoing interests in gender, violence, and representations of the body with her travel experience to bring world comics and global popular literatures into the classroom. Starting in 2017, Ashley has been the teaching assistant and program leader for the community health and education study abroad program in Zambia—leading to an especially strong infusion of African comics in her teaching.

Tanya Dewey - tdewey@rams.colostate.edu Tanya Dewey - tdewey@rams.colostate.edu

Tanya Dewey

tdewey@rams.colostate.edu

I teach Life 103, a Life 103 Honors section, Mammalogy (BZ 330), an Honors Breakout for Mammalogy, Field Mammalogy (BZ 340) Systematic Zoology (BZ 424), an Honors Seminar called "Being Human," and a new course-based undergraduate research experience course on exploring range shifts in response to anthropogenic change (BZ 381)

Joanna Doxey - Joanna.Doxey@colostate.edu Joanna Doxey - Joanna.Doxey@colostate.edu

Joanna Doxey

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Joanna Doxey (she/her) is an academic success coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts as well as an instructor in interdisciplinary liberal arts and honors. She holds a BA in English from Union College (NY) and an MFA from Colorado State University in creative writing/poetry. Her full-length book of poetry is Plainspeak, WY (Platypus Press). Other publications include poems in Denver Quarterly, Interim Journal, Tinderbox, CutBank Literary Journal, Ghost Proposal. Her current poetic obsession is ecopoetry and environmental humanities, having attended the Ecopoetry Workshop in Val Taleggio, Italy, in the summer of 2019 as a recipient of CSU English Department’s Words for the Earth grant.

Outside of advising, teaching, and writing, Joanna enjoys skiing, cycling, hiking, and spending time with her two dogs (Bean & Zayna), cat (Frank), and husband (Joe V).

Andrea Duffy - andrea.duffy@colostate.edu Andrea Duffy - andrea.duffy@colostate.edu

Andrea Duffy

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Andrea Duffy has been teaching at Colorado State University since Fall 2010, and has served as Director of International Studies since Fall 2013. In addition to administrative duties, she teaches INST core curriculum courses as well as courses in European, Islamic, and World History, and Honors. Andrea Duffy is a scholar of modern global environmental history. Her current research investigates the social impacts of environmental policy on subaltern populations in the Mediterranean region during the colonial era. She shares my students' thirst for knowledge about the wider world and passion for international experiences and cross-cultural communication. She has studied nearly a dozen languages, including French, German, Arabic, and Turkish. Andrea Duffy has visited 24 countries in five continents and has lived in France and Turkey. She hopes to continue to travel and learn much more. 

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Mary Elkins

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Mary J. Elkins holds a PhD in English and American Literature from Southern Illinois University. She taught in the English Department at Florida International University in Miami for 20 years before moving to Colorado. She has been a member of the Honors Program faculty since 2002. Her teaching interests revolve around American Studies (including literature, history, and philosophy). Her courses, including "The American West", "America: the Immigrant Nation", and "America and the Civil War", are attempts to address the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" Professor Elkins received the Honors Prof award in 2011.

Peter Erickson - peter.erickson@colostate.edu Peter Erickson - peter.erickson@colostate.edu

Peter Erickson

peter.erickson@colostate.edu

Peter Erickson is an Assistant Professor of German at Colorado State University.  His research focuses on the intersection of literature, art, and religion in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  For his dissertation at the University of Chicago, “Religious Conversion in the Late German Enlightenment: Goethe, Schiller, Wieland,” he used archival research to show how religious conversion narrative helped shape the development of the modern novel.

Prior to joining Colorado State, he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Oakland University in Michigan (2014-2016).

His research has been supported by the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Recent courses include:

  •   LGER 251: "The Holocaust in Literature and Film"
  •   HONR 292: "The Problem of Pain"
  •   LGER 310: "Dangerous Minds: An Introduction to German Crime Fiction"
  •   LGER 452: "Race and Empire: Colonial Encounters in German Literature"
  •   LGER 492: "The City and Modern Life"

Kevin Foskin - kevin.foskin@colostate.edu Kevin Foskin - kevin.foskin@colostate.edu

Kevin Foskin

kevin.foskin@colostate.edu

Kevin Foskin has been teaching at CSU since 1991 and is currently the director of the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts BA degree program, one of several interdepartmental programs in the College of Liberal Arts. He earned his BA in English in 1988 and a MFA in Creative Writing in 1991, both from Colorado State University. He has taught courses in Creative Writing, Contemporary/Comparative Literature, Drama, contemporary Documentary/Narrative Film studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. His research interests include: Contemporary European Fiction, especially the Irish short story since 1990, the works of Samuel Beckett, Narrative Studies and theory, fictionality and Film Worlds, fascination and documentary film’s fascination with the real. He is currently working on a novel in progress and a book, 100 Fictions, Topological Investigation of Fictional Moments, from Cervantes to Roberto Bolaño via Jane Austen. Professor Foskin has taught past seminars for the Honors Program on topics such as ghosts and textuality, conceptualizations of the artistic moment, and ways of knowing-human in sci-fi narrative constructions.

Francie Glycenfer - frances.glycenfer@colostate.edu Francie Glycenfer - frances.glycenfer@colostate.edu

Francie Glycenfer

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Francie Glycenfer received a MA in Dance and a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado - Boulder which gives her teaching a unique interdisciplinary perspective . She has been on the dance faculty at San Jose State University, Colorado State University and Foothills College. She has served as an Executive Co-Director for the TriMedia Film Festival, a national level festival featuring film, TV and theater, for seven years. She joined the Honors faculty in 2005 and currently teaches creativity seminars, "Wild Thinking: Creativity in Art & Business," "Move It!," and "The Passion Within: Adventures in Creativity." These seminars encourage both individual and societal approaches to exploring the potential of creativity in our lives through science as well as psychological perspectives. Her newest seminar entitled “Passion in Action: Philanthropy in Walking with the Poor” empowers students to maximize their passion to serve others.

Aparna Gollapudi - aparna.gollapudi@colostate.edu Aparna Gollapudi - aparna.gollapudi@colostate.edu

Aparna Gollapudi

aparna.gollapudi@colostate.edu

Aparna Gollapudi, Associate Professor. Ph.D., English, University of Connecticut; B.A., M.A., M.Phil., English, Delhi University, India. Professor Gollapudi teaches courses in 18th-century British literature, literary theory, modern women writers, and text-image interactions in a variety of genres. Her research interests are diverse and include eighteenth century theatre culture, history of gender, and children's literature and culture. In addition to many journal articles, Professor Gollapudi 's publications include a book, Moral Reform in Comedy and Culture, 1696-1742 (Ashgate, 2011) which discusses the socio-political and performative implications of reform plots in early eighteenth-century comedies by playwrights such as Cibber, Steele, Centlivre, Johnson, and Hoadly.

Margit Hentschel - Margit.Hentschel@colostate.edu Margit Hentschel - Margit.Hentschel@colostate.edu

Margit Hentschel

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Dr. Margit Hentschel presently serves as CSU’s Director of the Office of Service-Learning, co-Founding Director for the Center for Mindfulness, and Honors Faculty. Her office is dedicated to leading the university’s commitment to community engagement through outreach, diversity, faculty course design, enhanced student learning, and inclusivity initiatives. Dr. Hentschel has shared community engagement leadership and mindfulness practices for 30+ years, and is a certified mediator and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She has several publications as a book contributor on global community sustainability, and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Across her professional careers, she also served as the Project Manager for the City of Fort Collins Action Plan for Sustainability and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Western State Regional Director. Dr. Hentschel received both the Margaret B. Hazaleus (2019) and Her Legacy Award (2017) for outstanding contributions to advancing women and girls in leadership, and is a Project Hero in the Smithsonian Institution’s Ocean Exhibit.  She earned a Ph.D. with a feminine-centered sustainability and peacebuilding leadership focus.

Nora Hickey - hickey.nora@gmail.com Nora Hickey - hickey.nora@gmail.com

Nora Hickey

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Nora Hickey holds an MFA in poetry from the University of New Mexico. She has taught comics, poetry, culture, and composition at colleges in New Mexico and Colorado. Her podcast, City on the Edge, explores the weird, wild, and wondrous Albuquerque, where she lived for ten years. Her writing appears widely.

Dana Hoag - Dana.Hoag@ColoState.edu Dana Hoag - Dana.Hoag@ColoState.edu

Dana Hoag

Dana.Hoag@ColoState.edu

Dr. Dana Hoag is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.  His teaching is focused on production agriculture, natural resources and policy.  He is involved in many research projects and helping policy makers, farmers and government agencies make good decisions about how to balance production and resources.  His projects in natural resources include soil and water conservation, markets for trading water pollutants, and ecosystem policy. His agricultural research has examined the political economy of farm programs, use of sexed semen in dairies, risk and uncertainty, and tradeoffs between profits and environmental damages from pesticides and nutrients.  Dr. Hoag has also done research in Bolivia, China, Africa ,and several other international locations; he recently directed a program for research on the impacts of climate change on livestock producers in East Africa.   Dr. Hoag is passionate about the outdoors, especially mountain biking, skiing, and hiking.

Sonja Hollingsworth - Sonja.Hollingsworth@colostate.edu Sonja Hollingsworth - Sonja.Hollingsworth@colostate.edu

Sonja Hollingsworth

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Dr. Sonja Hollingsworth is a Special Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies who teaches courses related to speech pedagogy and instructional communication. Spending her career devoted to teaching and learning, Dr. Hollingsworth has served students at every age from elementary to graduate level. In conjunction with her work at CSU, she also serves as a part-time secondary English teacher and Gifted/Talented Coordinator in Poudre School District.

With a Ph.D. in the field of Education, Dr.H.'s publications specialize in the interplay between communication and educational dynamics. A majority of her research examines identity in critical, cultural, and educational contexts, and her essays and book chapters have featured in multiple national and international texts in the fields of Education and Communication Studies.  She also combines her love of international travel with her love of education and designs service learning trips for middle school aged students each year traveling to destinations like Ecuador, Panama, and Costa Rica.

In her free time, she is heavily engaged in the health and fitness industry as an international kickboxing trainer and group fitness instructor. She also enjoys steadily chopping away at her 5k times by running competitive races. She and her husband Ben can be found in Fort Collins enjoying the gym, their four dogs and two kids, stand up paddleboarding, and jazz music in Old Town.

Leah Holz - Leah.Holz@colostate.edu Leah Holz - Leah.Holz@colostate.edu

Leah Holz

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Dr. Leah Holz has been an Instructor of French in the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at CSU since 2019. Her research interests include Paris between World Wars 1 and 2, contemporary French autofiction, and post-colonial immigrant literature in France. Dr. Holz received her PhD from CU Boulder in 2018 in French Literature with certificates in Women and Gender Studies and College Teaching. Her dissertation took a feminist narratological and a cultural studies approach to novels written by immigrant women writers in France in the inter-war years and beyond. She worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College before joining the faculty at CSU. Her M.A. is in French Studies from the University of Oregon and her B.A. is in French and Music from Gettysburg College. In her free time, Dr. Holz enjoys hiking, reading, and playing music.

Brian Hull - Brian.Hull@colostate.edu Brian Hull - Brian.Hull@colostate.edu

Brian Hull

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Brian Hull studied received his BA in Philosophy and Journalism from Baylor University before going on to get an MA in English Literature at CSU. Over the past 6 years, Hull has been a part of the CSU faculty, teaching courses ranging from World Literature to research and academic writing. Beyond academia, Hull is also a songwriter and professional musician and has recorded numerous albums with his band Meadowlark Jivin’, as well releasing albums as Brian Jasper Hull and more recently with Jasper Grooves Collective. His music incorporates influences ranging from soul, blues, jazz and world music. This passion for music and cultural history led to the creation of an Honors seminar “Musical Revolutions: From the turntable to the turnstile” that investigates the complex relationships between the evolution of modern music, culture and technology. Hull’s studies in literature focused on African American theater and particularly the playwright August Wilson. Studying Wilson generated a passion for learning about the complex realities faced by marginalized groups forced to navigate in oppressive societies. This research in turn inspired Hull’s most recent honors seminar “Cannibals, Savages and Deviants: Encounters with the ‘Other,’” a course that looks deeply into the human tendency to create rigid dichotomies between cultures, races, species and genders. These divisions of ingroups and out groups often harbor “common knowledge” narratives that go unquestioned and are passively accepted by new generations. Hull believes that by inquisitively investigating those narratives, students can look at their own assumptions and hopefully, in the process, learn to take a broader and more compassionate view of who they are and their place in the interconnected web of life on earth.

Keith Jaggers - keith.jaggers@colostate.edu Keith Jaggers - keith.jaggers@colostate.edu

Keith Jaggers

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Keith Jaggers holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition to teaching in the Honors Program since 2002, he is a member of the Political Instability Task Force, a CIA-sponsored project that attempts to identify early warning indicators of state failure, democratic retrenchment and political violence across the globe. His teaching interests are currently focused on the topics of anti-Americanism, globalization and the philosophy of freedom. He was awarded the Honors Prof Award in 2007.

Joon Kim - joon.kim@colostate.edu Joon Kim - joon.kim@colostate.edu

Joon Kim

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Dr. Joon K. Kim is a professor and chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies and a faculty associate in the Department of Sociology. His research areas include the political economy of labor, international labor migration, civil society activism, politics of race (via affirmative action, immigration, citizenship), and multiculturalism. His article, "The Political Economy of the Mexican Farm Labor Program, 1942-1964" (Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2004), won the ABC-CLIO America: History and Life Award at the Centennial Meeting of the Organization of American Historians. With a grant from the Korea Foundation, Dr. Kim organized an international conference titled "Multicultural East Asia" at CSU and co-edited the Special Issue volume for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship and the Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship.

John Kitchens - John.Kitchens@colostate.edu John Kitchens - John.Kitchens@colostate.edu

John Kitchens

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John Kitchens received his B.A. in English from Colorado State University, and he has happily returned to teach at his alma mater. In addition to teaching for the Honors Program, John teaches courses in Liberal Arts and International Studies. He has an M.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Louisiana State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University. He also earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he studied critical pedagogy, media literacy, and issues involving the intersections of education and identity. His research interests include Cultural Studies and the philosophy of European modernism and postmodernism, particularly the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School and French theorists ranging from Guy Debord to Jean Baudrillard. Originally from Alabama, he also appreciates Southern literature and history. He has led workshops at national conferences on interdisciplinary approaches to education and arts integration. He enjoys travel, both abroad and in the States, and he is the unexpected founder of a condiment company that produces hot sauces, ketchups, and mustard.

Jen Krafchick - jen.krafchick@colostate.edu Jen Krafchick - jen.krafchick@colostate.edu

Jen Krafchick

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Jen Krafchick, Ph.D., CFLE is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) and has served on the Honors Faculty since 2008.  She is also an affiliate faculty member in Women's Studies and member of the Honors Faculty Council. In the Honors program Dr. Krafchick teaches courses on sexuality and gender related topics.  She also co-directs the Campus Connections Youth Mentoring, coordinates the HDFS Internship program, and teaches numerous other courses related to families and relationships.  She currently conducts research on mentoring, at-risk youth, service-learning, and women faculty.  Prior to her current positions at CSU, Dr. Krafchick served as the Assistant Director at Women’s Programs & Studies (now the Women and Gender Advocacy Center) providing support and advocacy services to members of the campus community impacted by interpersonal violence and operated a private practice as an individual, couple, and family therapist. Prior to coming to CSU, Dr. Krafchick served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Solomon Islands from 1996-1998.  Dr. Krafchick received the Honors Prof Award in 2010 and the Alumni Associations Best Teacher Award in 2011.

María del Carmen López Ramírez - maria.lopez_ramirez@colostate.edu María del Carmen López Ramírez - maria.lopez_ramirez@colostate.edu

María del Carmen López Ramírez

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María del Carmen López Ramírez is a Senior Instructor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Colorado State University. She has a B.A. in Business and Tourism from the University of Cádiz (Spain), and a B.A. and M.A. in Languages, Literatures and Cultures with a concentration in Spanish from Colorado State University. She has worked at CSU since 2012, where she teaches Spanish courses as well as International Studies core curriculum courses and Honors program courses. Her teaching interests are currently focused on the topics of globalization and immigration. She was nominated in 2014 for the CSU Alumni Association Best Teacher Award and is the recipient of the 2014 College of Liberal Arts Curricular Innovation Award. She is a fellow of the CSU Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence.

Anne Marie Merline - anne.merline@colostate.edu Anne Marie Merline - anne.merline@colostate.edu

Anne Marie Merline

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Anne Marie Merline, Ph.D. began teaching at CSU in 1998 for the Sociology department where she taught classes on Gender Roles, General Sociology, Contemporary Race and Ethnic Relations, and Social Stratification. She has been teaching full time with the Honors Program since 2003 and has taught courses on issues such as: Public Education and Inequality, Consumerism and its Effect on the Environment, American Voting Rights History, Human Rights, Expressions and Ideas of Community, and Literature of The Beat Generation. She is the recipient of the 2006 Honors Prof Award.

Carlos Olivo-Delgado - carlos.olivo-delgado@colostate.edu Carlos Olivo-Delgado - carlos.olivo-delgado@colostate.edu

Carlos Olivo-Delgado

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Carlos joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University in 2015. Since then, he has been teaching for the general chemistry program and advising first year and transfer students. Carlos grew up in a small town on the southeastern corner of Puerto Rico. He is half Cuban, half Puerto Rican. As a person, he is passionate for cooking, reading about natural history and watching TV. He also used to play the flute. As a scholar, he likes to research in chemical education and environmental toxicology, focusing on waterborne contaminants that affect human and animal health. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2001 and his master’s degree in environmental science in 2003 from Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, PR. Later, he received his doctorate in chemistry education in 2007 from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, and finished a PhD in history in Spring 2017. In his professional career, Carlos has served in several teaching and administrative roles, including working with TRIO programs, Honors students and developing curricula for pre-service science teachers. Previously to relocating to Colorado, he served as Associate Dean of Science at Universidad del Turabo from 2011 to 2015.

Michael Pante - michael.pante@colostate.edu Michael Pante - michael.pante@colostate.edu

Michael Pante

michael.pante@colostate.edu

Dr. Pante is a paleoanthropologist interested in the evolution and feeding behavior of early members of the human genus (Homo). His current work is at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania where he is the senior zooarchaeologist for the Olduvai Gorge Coring Project (OGCP). Dr. Pante examines the butchery and tooth marks left by both human ancestors and carnivores on fossils to unravel the feeding behavior and ecology of early humans. His current research is focused on understanding the impact of meat and marrow consumption on human evolution through the study of 1.5-1.8 million-year-old fossil assemblages. These assemblages coincide with a technological revolution that occurred when our ancestors abandoned the first and most primitive stone technology, called the Oldowan, and began to produce more sophisticated stone tools known as Acheulean handaxes. This transition was a pivotal moment in human evolution and is associated with the appearance of a new species, Homo erectus, and with a dietary shift towards increasing carnivory that may have been central to the evolution of our own species, Homo sapiens. Dr. Pante has published his research in leading anthropology journals including the Journal of Human Evolution and Journal of Archaeological Science.

Jana Raadik Cottrell - jana.raadik@colostate.edu Jana Raadik Cottrell - jana.raadik@colostate.edu

Jana Raadik Cottrell

jana.raadik@colostate.edu

Dr. Jana Raadik is an instructor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resrouces at Colorado State University and also a tourism lecturer/researcher at Kuresaare College of Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Jana is a nature-based tourism specialist with an expertise on island community development via sustainable tourism. She completed her PhD in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) at Colorado State University and MS degree at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and is an adjunct instructor with the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University. Dr. Raadik has several years of experience in international resort management and marketing in Europe and also managing her own travel agency overseas, focusing on rural tourism. Currently she is an academic coordinator for an international summer school in sustainable tourism in Estonia, with partnering institutions from France, Finland, Latvia, Sweden, The Netherlands, and UK. Her research focuses on sustainable tourism development on islands and sense of place. Present projects include second homeowners’ studies in island communities and collaborative conservation efforts within protected areas in Europe. Jana is an island girl, who spent her childhood on the westernmost island of the former Soviet Union, which was separated from the rest of the world by the “Iron Curtain.” With her passion in sailing, she is always ready to explore what is behind the horizon.

Justin Reeves - Justin.Reeves@colostate.edu Justin Reeves - Justin.Reeves@colostate.edu

Justin Reeves

Justin.Reeves@colostate.edu

Justin Reeves earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Western State College of Colorado (now Western Colorado University) and his Ph.D. in ecology at Kent State University. Now formally employed by the University Honors Program, Dr. Reeves has previously held positions at CSU advising and teaching undergraduates in both the Department of Biology as well as in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology. Dr. Reeves has done research on a wide variety of applied topics including entomology, animal behavior, invasive plant control, aquatic ecology, rangeland ecology, soil science, and climate change. Having worked in both teaching and research settings, Dr. Reeves has found that undergraduate education is his passion and feels that is a great way to contribute to solving the myriad of environmental challenges and problems we face. At CSU, Dr. Reeves has taught a variety of classes on ecology and wildlife biology, including Honors Seminars on climate change and animal behavior.

Anne Scott - Anne.Scott@colostate.edu Anne Scott - Anne.Scott@colostate.edu

Anne Scott

Anne.Scott@colostate.edu

Dr. Scott, Professor Emerita at Northern Arizona University, taught and helped administer the NAU Honors Program for 18 years, and she taught in NAU's Dept. of English for 28 years. At that university, she earned the title of President's Distinguished Teaching Fellow. Her BA is from CU-Boulder (with honors), and her AM and Ph.D. are from Brown University, where she specialized in English and American literature, especially medieval studies. Teaching Honors students, from first-year students to seniors, is Dr. Scott's passion, and she is delighted to be part of CSU's Honors Program as of last year. She is well-versed in running high-powered, engaging, friendly, and interdisciplinary courses on a variety of topics. She will help you grow as thinkers, class participants, speakers, writers, and vibrant citizens of our complex world. Dr. Scott loves to involve her students in conversations on any number of topics and to see her students find their voices and harness their strengths and talents. She is an avid gardener and cyclist and mother to a wonderful 26-year-old son, Gavin. Dr. Scott looks forward to meeting all of you!

Doug Sheflin - douglas.sheflin@colostate.edu Doug Sheflin - douglas.sheflin@colostate.edu

Doug Sheflin

douglas.sheflin@colostate.edu

Doug Sheflin's primary appointment is in the Department of History, where he teaches courses in a variety of topics and time periods in American history.  His research interests include environmental history, history of the American West, and history of American foreign relations.  His first book, which will come out early 2019, details the legacies of the Dust Bowl in Colorado and focuses especially on how land use and labor regimes in southeastern Colorado changed as a result of the worst ecological disaster in American history.

José Luis Suárez-García - Jose.Suarez_Garcia@ColoState.EDU José Luis Suárez-García - Jose.Suarez_Garcia@ColoState.EDU

José Luis Suárez-García

Jose.Suarez_Garcia@ColoState.EDU

José Luis Suárez-García is a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He has been at CSU since 1998. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the History of the Language, Golden Age Theatre, Contemporary Literature, and Hispanic Cultures. Professor Suárez-García has presented at national and international languages, literature, culture, and learning and knowledge conferences. He is currently Vice-President of The International Association of Spanish and New-Hispanic Golden Age Theatre (AITENSO). Professor Suárez-García was coauthor of two manuals for Intensive/High Beginning, and Intermediate Grammar Review courses (Nuevos Destinos), contributing writer for Pasajes (Cultura and Literatura, 4e) and is one of the main authors of Experience Spanish, first year Spanish program (2011, 2015, 2019) published by McGraw-Hill. He has also published several reviews, articles, and books on Spanish Golden Age theatre and cultures. Some of his publications have appeared in LAK (analytics), Criticón, Journal of Hispanic Philology, Editorial Castalia, including four books on Golden Age Theatre and Culture at the Editorial Universidad de Granada. He has been the recipient of major grants for teaching and learning program redesign from the Institute for Learning and Teaching (CSU) to revamp basic language instruction, and has been actively involved in curriculum and program assessment, and adaptive learning technology at CSU. Professor Suarez-Garcia is currently working on different areas of learning analytics to promote student inclusion and success: mindset analysis, metacognitive skills assessment (confidence analysis), and gender differences following negative feedback. In Fall 2019 professor Suarez-García participated in the CSU Semester at Sea experience as Global Scholar teaching his favorite subjects: Spanish language and culture, and a new class world theatre.

Professor Suárez-García has worked with education abroad programs most of his professional career directing thirteen times a Summer Study Abroad programs in Granada, Spain, his native country; and two semester programs in Alcalá de Henares. He has travelled with students in Spain, Morocco, Argentina and Perú, and has evaluated study abroad programs in Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia. Professor Suarez-Garcia likes sports, in particular soccer and cycling, art, music and folklore, theatre, and learning about other cultures and traditions. 

Pamela Vaughan Knaus - pam.vaughan_knaus@colostate.edu Pamela Vaughan Knaus - pam.vaughan_knaus@colostate.edu

Pamela Vaughan Knaus

pam.vaughan_knaus@colostate.edu

Dr. Knaus received a Ph.D. in Historical Studies in 1996 from Southern Illinois University with an emphasis on American immigration law and United States foreign policy. She joined the University Honors Program in 2009, and offers seminars that examine the United States in the 1960s, and America & Vietnam. Her History Department courses include “Pacific Wars: Korea and Vietnam” and “United States 1877-1917".

Nicole Vieira - nicole.vieira@colostate.edu Nicole Vieira - nicole.vieira@colostate.edu

Nicole Vieira

nicole.vieira@colostate.edu

Nicole Vieira earned her Ph.D. in Ecology from Colorado State University in 2002, with a dissertation on how wildfires impact stream function and aquatic organisms. She also holds an MS in Fish and Wildlife Biology from CSU (1997), and BS degrees in Civil Engineering and Biology from University of Illinois (1994).  Her career started in the Aquatic Research Unit of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), where she investigated the impacts of disturbances (e.g., pollution, water diversion) on Colorado fisheries. While at CPW, she also served as their water quality expert, testifying on Superfund restoration cases, and working with the Attorney General's office, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and stakeholder groups on pollutions standards and advisories. She contributed to popular media projects, including PBS's Frontline piece on the Pebble Mine, and the documentary "Tapped.” Nicole moved back to CSU in 2011 to share her passion for fish and wildlife conservation with students. She was an assistant professor and advisor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, where she taught courses in fisheries, conservation, research study design, and ecology.  She joined the Honors Program in 2016, and teaches seminars that address wildlife conservation challenges in light of global humanities and cultural issues.

Emily Wilson - emily.s.wilson@colostate.edu Emily Wilson - emily.s.wilson@colostate.edu

Emily Wilson

emily.s.wilson@colostate.edu

Dr. Emily Wilson is an archaeologist interested in the civilizations of the Mediterranean, specifically Ancient Greece and Anatolia.  She has excavated in Italy, Greece, and Turkey.  She received her B.A. from the University of Colorado and M.A.’s from CU and the University of Chicago prior to receiving her PhD in 2018 from Chicago.  Her dissertation focused upon the intersection of trade and religion in Ancient Anatolia and how it manifested and encouraged the expression of an Ionian Greek identity from c. 800-500 BCE.

 In her free time, Emily enjoys typical "Colorado" activities including hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, and horseback riding.  She also spends time watching her chickens peck around the yard.

Sarah Zwick-Tapley - sarah.zwick-tapley@colostate.edu Sarah Zwick-Tapley - sarah.zwick-tapley@colostate.edu

Sarah Zwick-Tapley

sarah.zwick-tapley@colostate.edu

Sarah Zwick-Tapley has worked professionally as an actor, director and comic. She received her MFA in Acting from a joint program between American Repertory Theatre, Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia and a BA in Acting from Illinois State University .  A member of Actors Equity Association, Ms. Zwick-Tapley’s acting credits include American RepertoryTheatre, Boston Playwrights Theatre, the Guthrie, the Moscow Art Theatre and the Kennedy Center in Washington , D.C.  Sarah has worked with such artists as David Mamet, Lee Breuer, Robert Woodruff, Catherine Fitzmaurice and Russian theatre scholar Anatoly Smeliansky.  She is the owner of the consulting company, Zwick-Tapley Communications, a consulting company teaching non-theatre professionals how to approach public speaking as a theatrical art.

CSU Faculty Who Teach Honors Sections

Course

Faculty Member

  BC403

  Aaron J Sholders (P)

  BC405

  Aaron J Sholders (P)

  BC466

  Jennifer G DeLuca (P), Chaoping Chen

  BMS301

  Tod R Clapp (P), Kenneth Ivie, Carolyn Meyer

  BMS305  

  Christianne Magee (P)

  BMS360

  Charles W Miller (P), Deborah A Roess

  BMS496A

  Tod R Clapp (P)

  BMS496C

  Deborah A Roess (P)

  BMS496D

  TBA

  BZ214

  Shane Kanatous (P)

  BZ220

  Lisa Maria Angeloni (P)

  BZ300

  Janice K Moore (P)

  BZ310

  Christine N Prins (P)

  BZ311

  Deborah Marie Garrity (P), Christine N Prins

  BZ335

  Cameron K Ghalambor (P)

  BUS479

  William F Shuster (P)

  CBE430

  Matthew J Kipper (P)

  CIVE261

  Jorge A Ramirez (P)

  ECON204

  Karen Ils Gebhardt (P)

  ECE342

  Branislav M Notaros (P)

  E495

  TBA

  ERHS220

  David P Gilkey (P)

  FIN300

  Christopher W Stein (P)

  HES495E

  Catherine A Kennedy (P)

  LIFE201B

  Eric D Ross (P), Thomas James Santangelo

  LIFE201B

  Jeffrey C Hansen (P)

  LIFE202B

  Eric D Ross (P), Jeffrey C Hansen

  LIFE320

  William H Clements (P)

  LIFE320

  Ruth A Hufbauer (P)

  MGT320

  Burton A Deines (P)

  MKT300

  D Todd Donavan (P)

  MATH340

  Peter A Muller (P)

  MIP300

  Donald A Klein (P)

  MIP300

  Jennifer Lynn McLean (P)

  MIP300

  Erica L Suchman (P)

  MIP303

  Erica L Suchman (P)

  PSY450

  Kurt Kraiger (P)

  PSY450

  Alyssa Danielle Marshall (P)

  SOC100

  John R Brouillette (P)