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Northwest Missouri State University


Program Committee

The Honors Program Committee is comprised of 19 faculty and staff members as follows: the Director of the Honors Program who is also the chair of the committee, 14 faculty members from departments that either offer Honors sections or will (in the future) offer Honors sections, three staff members from the Admissions Office, and one representative from Student Housing.

The role of the Honors Program Committee is to articulate what the Honors Program consists of and what it does not consist of. It will generate ideas to improve the Honors Program. The committee has a responsibility to oversee that Honors sections syllabi and enhancement are sufficient. The committee will also participate in a panel to review student portfolios upon completion and serve as the oversight body for other matters related to the program (e.g. Admission appeals, etc).

Name Title Email Phone
Dr. Aaron W. Johnson Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of Geology aj  562-1569
Dr. Joel Benson Professor, History, Humanities, Philosophy, and Political Science jbenson 562-1613
Ms. Laura Kukkee Assistant Professor, Art kukkee 562-1324
Ms. Leslie Chandler Coordinator of Student Orientation and Transfer Affairs/SOAR lchand 562-1951
Mr. Jeremy Waldeier Associate Director of Admissions jeremyw 562-1722
Mr. Brad Landhuis Assistant Director for Advisement bradl 562-1695
Dr. Matthew C. Baker Vice President Student Affairs mcbaker 562-1219
Dr. Rebecca Dunnell Assistant Professor, Music dunnell 562-1791
Dr. Jeff Loomis Professor, English jloomis  562-1267
Dr. Gregg Dieringer Associate Professor, Biology greggd  
562-1814
Dr. Kurtis Fink Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics kfink 562-1808
Dr. Cleo Samudzi Dean, Missouri Academy samudzi 562-1077
Ms. Terri Vogel Registrar tvogel 562-1153
Dr. Roger Neustadter Professor, Psychology, Sociology and Counseling rogern 562-1765