Our Leadership

A team of scholars.

Honors College faculty are highly respected and accomplished researchers and scholars, dedicated to helping students succeed in the classroom and in life, as well as active leaders in their community.

Meet Our Faculty 


Richard Garner, Ph.D.


Richard Garner is the author of Law and Society in Classical Athens, From Homer to Tragedy, and numerous articles. He teaches Russian, Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew, World Literature and Western Civilization.


Diane Della Croce, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Diane Della Croce works to develop Honors workshops and courses to assist students with their skills in research and writing. She teaches courses in writing, literature, intellectual history and Latin.

Craig Carson, Ph.D.

Craig Carson, Ph.D.

Academic Director

Craig Carson is author of the book, The Aesthetics of Democracy: Eighteenth-Century Political Economy and Literature, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan, as well as numerous articles, book chapters and translations. His teaching and research interests include literary theory, aesthetics, political theory, and ecocriticism.


Nicholas X. Rizopoulos, Ph.D.

Academic Director

Nicholas Rizopoulos is the author of Civil and UnCivil Wars. In addition to his work as thesis supervisor, he teaches honors courses in politics, literature, the Cold War, and other topics in history and foreign relations.


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