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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 2014-2015.

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Dr. Micah Alpaugh, Assistant Professor of History

Professor Alpaugh joined the UCM faculty in Fall 2012 after completing his doctorate at the University of California-Irvine and spending two years teaching at Mount Allison University and the University of Pennsylvania. Alpaugh is currently completing a manuscript, entitled Nonviolence, Violence and the French Revolution: Political Demonstrations in Paris, 1787-1795 for Cambridge University Press. He has published articles in French History, the Journal of Social History, European History Quarterly, and Annales historiques de la Révolution française. In his HONR 3000 Colloquia, Alpaugh will explore the complexities of history, protest, revolution and democracy throughout the Atlantic World.

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Dr. Kathleen Desmond, Professor of Art History

Professor Kathleen Desmond earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA and Ph.D. at Arizona State University. Dr. Desmond’s research focuses on college art teaching and learning, aesthetics and art criticism and contemporary art and artists. She has published more than seventy articles in art journals and written more than a dozen art exhibition catalogs. Her book, Ideas about Art, was published in 2011 by Wiley Blackwell. In her HONR 3000 Colloquia, Dr. Desmond will explore the relationship between artistic inquiry and practice and critical thinking.



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Dr. Katie Jacobs, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

Professor Jacobs earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership from William Jewell College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in professional psychology at the APA-Accredited Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (ISD). Her current research interests include school-based youth suicide prevention, measurement development, and program evaluation. In her HONR 3000 Colloquia, Dr. Jacobs will explore recent interdiscliplinary work on lifespan, human development, and poverty in modern societies.


Details regarding the Fall 2014 Honors Colloquia are available here.

Details regarding the Spring 2015 Honors Colloquia are available here.