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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

Sarah Scribano

Sarah Scribano

Honors Advising Peer

Melinda Adams

Susan Schott

Honors Advising Peer

Erica LaRocca

Erica LaRocca

Data Entry Assistant

Kass Rubel

Kassidy Rubel

Student Assistant

Hannah Schroyer

Hannah Schroyer

Student Office Assistant

Honors Faculty Liaisons

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

  • Liaisons are asked to serve as a resource for departmental faculty with questions about Honors at JMU.
  • 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

Accounting

Luis Betancourt

Anthropology

Julie Solometo

Architectural Design

Maureen Shanahan

Art

Maureen Shanahan

Art Education

Maureen Shanahan

Art History

Maureen Shanahan

Athletic Training

Trent Hargens

Biology

Christopher Rose

Biotechnology

Stephanie Stockwell

Chemistry

Gina MacDonald Handal

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

Dietetics

Michelle Hesse

Earth Science

Steve Leslie

Economics

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

Engineering

Sam Morton

English

Heidi Pennington

Environmental Science

Yonathan Admassu

Finance

Jaideep Chowdhury

Geographic Science

Stephanie Stockwell

Geology

Yonathan Admassu

Graphic Design

Maureen Shanahan

Health Sciences

Katherine Ott

Health Services Administration

Ozlem Ersin

History

Yonggaung Hu

Hospitality Management

Gilpatrick Hornsby

Industrial Design

Maureen Shanahan

Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT)

Stephanie Stockwell

Intelligence Analysis

Stephanie Stockwell

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (IdLS)

H. Gelfand

International Affairs

Hakseon Lee

International Business

Kirk Elwood

Justice Studies

Heather Scheuerman

Kinesiology

Trent Hargens

Libraries

Carolyn Schubert

Management

Laura Leduc

Marketing

Theresa Clarke

Mathematics

Edwin O'Shea

Media Arts and Design (SMAD)

Joseph Loyacano

Military Science

Tom Tolman

Modern Foreign Languages

Tomas Regalado

Music

Andy Connell

Music Theatre

Kate Arecchi

Nursing

Betsy Herron

Philosophy & Religion

Anne Wiles

Physics

Sean Scully

Political Science

Hakseon Lee

Psychology

Monica Reis-Bergan

Public Policy and Administration

Hakseon Lee

Quantitative Finance

Jaideep Chowdhury

Social Work

Nancy Poe

Sociology

Julie Solometo

Sport and Recreation Management

Gilpatrick Hornsby

Statistics

Edwin O'Shea

Studio Art

Maureen Shanahan

Theatre and Dance

Rebecca Lustig

Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Larry Burton

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