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.

Craig Carson, Ph.D.

Craig Carson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Craig Carson is author of the book, The Aesthetics of Democracy: Eighteenth-Century Political Economy and Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 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.

Nicole Rudolph

Nicole Rudolph, Ph.D.

Academic Director

Dr. Rudolph graduated with a B.A. in American History and in French from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds an M.A. in French from Pitt and a master’s degree in social sciences from the École Normale Supérieure and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. She earned her Ph.D. in French Studies at New York University. Prior to coming to Adelphi, she worked as the director of the Maison Française at Columbia University. She is the author of At Home in Postwar France: Modern Mass Housing and the Right to Comfort. 


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