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The Smittcamp Family Honors College

Honors College Faculty

Our Honors College faculty is selected from among the most talented and dedicated professors on campus. Not only do they teach their Honors courses with enthusiasm and creativity, but they also set an example of serious scholarship for the students to emulate. These professors are excited about developing research projects through innovative course design and then sharing the results of their research with future students in their courses and with the larger scholarly community in books and articles. They also encourage President's Scholars to produce research that goes well beyond the bounds of normal undergraduate work. Through interaction with our faculty, President’s Scholars gain insights and skills that prepare them well for graduate studies in all disciplines.

Saeed Attar, Ph.D. 
Director, Smittcamp Family Honors College
Department of Chemistry
(559) 278.8160 | Email |
Department Bio


Maria Aparecida-Lopes, Ph.D.
Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies
Department of History
(559) 278-8808 | Email | Department Bio

Sarah Bernthal, Ph.D.
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
(559) 278-5707 | Email | Department Bio

Lisa Bryant, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
(559) 278-2988 | Email | Department Bio

Honora Chapman, Ph.D.
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
(559) 278-4757 | Email | Department Bio



Lori Clune, Ph.D.
Department of History
(559) 278-2153 | Email | Department Bio



Kristi Eastin, Ph.D.
Department of History
(559) 278-5707 | Email | Department Bio

Annabella Espana-Najera
Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies 
(559) 278-2848 | Email | Department Bio

Melissa Gibson, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Theatre Arts
(559) 278-3987 | Email | Department Bio


Raymond Hall, Ph.D.
Department of Physics
(559) 278-2371 | Email | Department Bio

Amber Hammons, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
(559) 278-1158 | Email | Department Bio

Spee Kosloff, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
(559) 278-3043 |
Email | Department Bio


Robert Lull, Ph.D.
Department of Communication
(559) 278-2826 |Email |Department Bio

Ulrike Müller, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
(559) 278-2001 |Email | Department Bio

Chris Pluhar, Ph.D.
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
(559) 278-1128
| Email | Department Bio


Shabnam Pooya, Ph.D.
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
(559) 278-2164| Email | Department Bio

Timothy Skeen, Ph.D.
Department of English
(559) 278-2553 | Email | Department Bio