The Honors College
The Honors College Faculty Fellows Program
The Honors College Faculty Fellows Program is designed to
promote scholarly research and creative projects, imaginative pedagogy, and
interdisciplinary faculty-student engagement in the classroom. Faculty Fellows
teach one Honors Colloquium (HONR 3000) per semester, participate in related
Honors College functions, and give one public lecture during their fellowship
year. Additionally, Honors College Faculty Fellows receive professional development
funds from The Honors College to pursue their research and/or creative endeavors.
The Honors College is pleased to announce the Honors College Faculty Fellows for 2013-2014.
Dr. Keshav Bhattarai, Professor of Geography
Professor Keshav Bhattarai earned his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Economics from Tribhuvan University (Nepal), and a Ph.D. in geography at Indiana University. Before coming to the US, Dr. Bhattarai served in various leadership capacities at the Ministry of Forest in Nepal. His research and teaching focus on land use dynamics, contemporary environmental changes, demographic changes, urban planning, and tourism. Professor Bhattarai has published papers in wide variety of journals in the areas of geography, environmental management, tourism, geographic information systems, among others. His books include the Historical Dictionary of Nepal (co-author) and Household Land Ownership and Forestry. His most recent book-length project is entitled, Contemporary Environmental Changes in Nepal: A Geographic Perspective. In his HONR 3000 Colloquia, Professor Bhattarai will explore the changing environmental impacts on the economy and livelihood of South Asia.
Dr. Jennifer Carson, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Jennifer Varriale Carson is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and is affiliated with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Her work focuses on domestic terrorism within the United States and local, national, and international counterterrorism efforts.
Dr. William Sewell, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Literacy
Dr. William Sewell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Literacy and Coordinator of the Educational Foundations Core. Professor Sewell's research interests include multi-modal intertextuality, content area literacy, digital pedagogy, and middle and secondary English education. He has authored or co-authored over 13 articles in peer reviewed journals ranging from The Journal of Educational Foundations to English Education, and has presented his work at numerous regional and national conferences. In his HONR 3000 Colloquia, Dr. Sewell will explore emergent trends in digital humanities and education.