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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 2016-2017.


Dr. Lee Liu, Professor of Geography

Professor Liu earned his undergraduate degree at the Northeastern Normal University in China and his PhD at Texas A&M University. Before coming to the U.S. in 1987, Professor Liu served as a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His current research focuses on sustainability science, the interdisciplinary study of the interactions of environmental, social, cultural, and economic well-being for present and future generations. His work has appeared in leading journals in geography and environmental studies, including The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Applied Geography, Environment, Ecological Economics, and WIREs Climate Change. His HONR 3000 Colloquia will explore the spatial, racial/ethnic, and gender disparities in health at community, national, and global levels, as well as the development of sustainable communities.




Dr. Allison Robbins, Assistant Professor of Music

Professor Allison Robbins received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music from the University of Virginia, where she was in residence as a Jefferson Scholars Fellow. Her research interests include Broadway and Hollywood musicals, film music, and music and the American West. Before coming to UCM, she taught at the University of Tennessee. In her HONR 3000 Colloquia, Dr. Robbins will explore American music and dance traditions from a sociocultural perspective.





Robbins_AllisonDr. 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. In 2015, Alpaugh published his first book, Non-Violence and the French Revolution: Political Demonstrations in Paris, 1787-1795, with Cambridge University Press. His other publications include articles in The Journal of Social HistoryFrench Historical StudiesFrench History, European History Quarterly, and Annales historiques de la Révolution française, as well as book chapters in The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution and Exploring the Power of Nonviolence. Alpaugh’s next project focuses on interconnected social movements across the Atlantic World and provides the basis for his HONR 3000 colloquia.



Details regarding the Fall 2016 Honors Colloquia are available here.