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Main Office: (540) 568-6953
Fax: (540) 568-8079

Mailing Address

JMU Honors College
251 Warren Service Drive
MSC 1501
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Office Hours and Location

The Honors College is located in Hillcrest House in the Bluestone area of campus. Regular office hours are Mon. to Fri., 8am-5pm. Get directions or visitor parking info.

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Honors College Staff
Brad Newcomer

Bradley Newcomer, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Physics

Phil Frana

Philip Frana, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

Mr. Kurt Davies

Kurt Davies, MS Ed

Prestigious Scholarships Director

Jared Diener

Jared Diener, M.St.

Academic Advisor

Melinda Adams

Tammy Steele

Executive Assistant

Dianne Fulk

Dianne Fulk

Administrative Assistant

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Hannah Schroyer

Honors Advising Peer

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Katherine Topf

Honors Advising Peer

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To Be Determined

Data Entry Assistant

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To Be Determined

Student Office Assistant

Terry Dean

Terry Dean, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Special Projects

Honors Faculty Liaisons

Honors College Faculty Liaisons serve as a key communication point to the Honors College, as a resource for all upper-division Honors College students in their department, and as a resource for fellow departmental faculty interested in working with Honors College students.

  • Liaisons are asked to serve as a resource for departmental faculty with questions about the JMU Honors College.
  • Liaisons are asked to support current Honors students in their programs and to help facilitate arrangements with independent studies and Honors option courses within their department.
  • Liaisons are asked to assist students in their department with maneuvering through the Senior Thesis or Honors Capstone process.
  • Liaisons are asked to serve as a resource for recommendations of names of faculty who might be available to work on an Honors student’s committee and may even make project topic suggestions.
  • Liaisons are also asked to encourage outstanding students in their programs who are not current members of the JMU Honors College to consider joining as a Track II or III student.

List of Honors Faculty Liaisons


Luis Betancourt


Julie Solometo

Architectural Design

Maureen Shanahan


Maureen Shanahan

Art Education

Maureen Shanahan

Art History

Maureen Shanahan

Athletic Training

Connie Peterson


Christopher Rose


Louise Temple-Rosebrook


Richard Foust

College of Business

Michelle Duncan

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

Lincoln Gray

Communication Studies

Kathryn Hobson

Computer Information Systems

Carey Cole

Computer Science

David Bernstein


David Cockley

Earth Science

Steve Leslie


Vipul Bhatt

Education - Early, Elementary & Reading

Joy Myers

Education - Education Foundations & Exceptionalities

Keri Bethune

Education - Learning, Technology & Leadership

Randell Snow

Education - Middle, Secondary & Mathematics

Ann Wallace


Sam Morton


Heidi Pennington

Environmental Science

Yonathan Admassu


Jaideep Chowdhury

Geographic Science

Louise Temple-Rosebrook


Yonathan Admassu

Graphic Design

Maureen Shanahan

Health Sciences

Katherine Ott

Health Services Administration

David Cockley


Yonggaung Hu

Hospitality Management

Gilpatrick Hornsby

Industrial Design

Maureen Shanahan

Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT)

Louise Temple-Rosebrook

Intelligence Analysis

Stephen Marrin

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (IdLS)

H. Gelfand

International Affairs

Hakseon Lee

International Business

Kirk Elwood

Justice Studies

Daniel Beers


Stephanie Kurti


Carolyn Schubert


Laura Leduc


Theresa Clarke


Edwin O'Shea

Media Arts and Design (SMAD)

Joseph Loyacano

Military Science

Tom Tolman

Modern Foreign Languages

Tomas Regalado


Andy Connell

Music Theatre

Kate Arecchi


Betsy Herron

Philosophy & Religion

Anne Wiles


Sean Scully

Political Science

Hakseon Lee


Monica Reis-Bergan

Public Policy and Administration

Hakseon Lee

Quantitative Finance

Jaideep Chowdhury

Social Work

Nancy Poe


Julie Solometo

Sport and Recreation Management

Gilpatrick Hornsby


Edwin O'Shea

Studio Art

Maureen Shanahan

Theatre and Dance

Zachary Dorsey

Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Larry Burton

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