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Honors College Staff


Dr. Joseph D. Lewandowski is Dean of The Honors College and International Affairs at UCM. A former US Fulbright Scholar in Political Theory at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), Dean Lewandowski is the author of Interpreting Culture: Rethinking Method and Truth in Social Theory and, along with Milan Znoj, co-editor of Trust and Transitions: Social Capital in a Changing World. Most recently, he is the co-editor of Urban Social Capital: Civil Society and City Life. Dr. Lewandowski has published essays in Public Reason, Theory, Culture, & Society, European Journal of Social Theory, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Cultural Critique, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Journal of Social Philosophy, Journal of Poverty and elsewhere. Dr. Lewandowski has lectured in social philosophy and political theory at the Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies (Holland), the Institute for British and Commonwealth Studies at the University of Lodz (Poland),the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida (Prague Summer Program), the Department of Political Science at Charles University (Prague), and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bucharest (Romania). His current project is entitled The Epistemology of Cool: Essays on Post-industrial Urban Life. Additional information regarding Dean Lewandowski’s research can be found on his website.

Dr. Darlene Ciraulo

Dr. Darlene Ciraulo is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research and National Scholarships. Her area of academic specialization is English Renaissance literature, primarily Shakespeare. Dr. Ciraulo is the author of Erotic Suffering in Shakespeare and Sidney: A Central Theme in Elizabethan and Jacobean Romance. She is currently working on a book-length project that explores classical mythology in Shakespeare’s works, as well as a study of Ovid in the early modern sonnet tradition. Her research devoted to the ancient romance tradition in Shakespeare has appeared in Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexualities in England. Dr. Ciraulo's publications on Shakespeare and appropriation have appeared in Philological Quarterly and Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation. The former coordinator of the University of Georgia’s Oxford Program, Dr. Ciraulo has taught in Oxford, England, and has directed a UCM study tour of Shakespeare and theatre in London.


Traci Butler is the Administrative Assistant for The Honors College. She is a 1987 UCM alumna with a BSBA degree. Traci returned to UCM as a staff member in 2003 as an Office Professional in the Department of Academic Enrichment and joined the Honors staff in 2005. Traci manages the honors office and assists students with their program requirements and honors project funding disbursements. Outside of work, Traci enjoys traveling with her husband and watching the wildlife in her backyard.


Juliana Madrid is the Graduate Assistant for The Honors College. Juliana is from Medellin, Colombia, and has a BA in International Relations from the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico City. As an undergraduate, Juliana was named as one of Latin America's "Top 100" students. Juliana enjoys traveling, learning new languages and playing tennis.


Anna Robb is a Student Assistant for The Honors College, and also serves as the editor and design director of Honorably Speaking, The Honors College's electronic student newsletter. A sophomore majoring in Speech Pathology, Anna recently spent part of the summer of 2013 studying at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.


Kaitlyn Krumm is a Student Assistant for The Honors College and a UCM Alumni Ambassador. A sophomore majoring in Middle School Education with minors in Math and Science, she is known to the kids at Sacred Heart Preschool as assistant teacher “Miss Kaitlyn”.