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Carmichael Peters

Carmichael Peters, Ph.D.
Director, University Honors Program

(714) 744-7613
cpeters@chapman.edu
Office: DeMille Hall 163

Courses:
HON 202: On Being Ethical in the World
HON 216: Twilight of the Gods
HON 280: Honors Forum
HON 335: The Enigma of Being Awake: Zen Buddhism
HON 409: Hermes Unbound: Divining Hermeneutics
HON 498: Honors Capstone

Honors Faculty

Dr. Ian BarnardIan Barnard
Professor, English, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

barnard@chapman.edu

Courses: 
HON 242: Beyoncé, Madonna and Nina Simone
HON 377: Critical Animal Studies
HON 432: Queer Theory

 


Dr. Jocelyn L. BucknerJocelyn L. Buckner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Performing Arts, Department of Theater 

(714) 289-2084
jbuckner@chapman.edu

Office: Moulton Hall 211

Course:
HON 360: Performing America(s): Creating, Celebrating, and Contesting nationhood in U.S. Theatre and Popular Entertainment

 


Dr. Federic CaporasoFredric Caporaso, Ph.D. 
Professor of Food Science, Schmid College of Science and Technology, Food Science

(714) 997-6638
caporaso@chapman.edu
Office: Hashinger Science Center 216

Course:
HON 207: Darwin's Evolutionary Theory: The Science and the Controversy

 


Marisa S. Cianciarulo, J.D.

Marisa S. Cianciarulo, J.D.
Professor, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Fowler School of Law

(714) 628-2612
cianciar@chapman.edu
Office: Kennedy Hall 357

Course:
HON 345: Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy

 


Dr. Sean Heim

Sean Heim, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, College of Performing Arts

(714) 744-7829
heim@chapman.edu
Office: Oliphant Hall 306  

Courses:
HON 333: Creativity and the Human Condition
HON 347: Listening to Time: Area Studies in Ethnomusicology

 


Dr. Barnard McGrane

Bernard McGrane, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

(714) 997-6564
mcgrane@chapman.edu
Office: Roosevelt Hall 216

Courses:
HON 206: Media, Self and Society
HON 209: Death, Self and Society
HON 218: Social Movement of the Sixties
HON 392: Adventures in Cosmologies
HON 416: Sex, Self and Society

 


Domenico NapoletaniDomenico Napoletani, Ph.D. 
Professor, Research Faculty, University Honors Program

Courses: 
HON 310: Experiencing Forms and Colors: Goethe's Approach to Science
HON 367: Pythagoras Revisited: A Quest for Interior Precision
HON 385: Is Big Data Enough? A Conceptual Exploration of Data Science

 


Dr. Federico M. Pacchioni

Federico Pacchioni
Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

(714) 744-7846
pacchion@chapman.edu
Office: DeMille Hall 126
Course: 
HON 314: Dante's Afterlife
HON 315: Power and Imagination in the Italian Renaissance
HON 371: The World of Fellini’s Cinema
HON 373: The Puppet Metaphor Across Media
HON 448: The Beauty of Ideas: An Experience of Florence (Travel Course)
HON 455: Interpreting the Past: An Experience of Rome (Travel Course) 

 


Dr. Daniele Struppa

Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D.
Professor, President of Chapman University

(714) 997-6611
struppa@chapman.edu
Office: Memorial Hall 114

Courses:
HON 321: The New Mathematics of the Italian Renaissance
HON 322: The Birth of Calculus: History of an Idea
HON 329: Euclid's Geometry: An Elementary Mathematical Theory from a (Relatively) Superior Point of View
HON 329: Beyond Real Numbers
HON 329: Quest for Immortality
HON 329: Mathematics in Culture: The Inextricable Link
HON 329: The Three Infinities of Mathematics

 

 


Dr. Justine Van Meter

Justine Van Meter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University Honors Program

(714) 997-6634
vanmeter@chapman.edu
Office: DeMille Hall 150B

Courses:
HON 210: Monsters and Monstrosities
HON 277: Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall 
HON 338: Thana Tourism: Traveling the Dark Side
HON 344: Illustrating History/the World: Graphic Memoirs, Novels, and Reportage
HON 412: "Seas of Stories": Postcolonial Literature and Theory
HON 447: The "Real" Westeros: Game of Thrones and Northern Ireland (Travel Course)

 


Walker_Jessica

Jessica M. Walker, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty 
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Department of Psychology

(714) 516-5163
jewalker@chapman.edu
Office: Crean Hall 201

Courses: 
HON 308: Consciousness and Cognition


Dr. Michael S. WoodDr. Michael S. Wood
Assistant Professor, World Languages and Culture, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

mwood@chapman.edu

Courses: 
HON 240: Anime and War
HON 363: The Castaway Narrative in World Literature
HON 329: Early Modern Sexualities

Honors Affiliated Faculty

Amir Ahsan

Amir Ahsan
Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty, Mathematics and Computer Science, Schmid College of Science and Technology
 
(714) 516-5915
ahsan@chapman.edu
Office: Keck Center for Science and Engineering 351


Courses:
HON 354: Origins


Quaylen AllenQuaylan Allen
Associate Professor, Educational Studies Attallah College of Educational Studies, Director of First-Generation Program

 
qallen@chapman.edu
Office: Reeves Hall 238

Courses:
HON 329: History of Hip Hop
 
Dr. Alexander BayAlex Bay
Associate Professor, Chair, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 
(714) 744-2136
bay@chapman.edu 
Office: Roosevelt Hall 132
 
Courses:
HON 369: Politics of Waste

David Berkovitz
Associate Professor, Clinical Faculty, The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics

berkovit@chapman.edu
Office: Beckman Hall 308C

Course:
HON 329: Elder Law 

Dr. Brian GlaserBrian Glaser
Associate Professor, Instructional Faculty, English, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
 
(714) 997-6689
bglaser@chapman.edu 
Office: Wilkinson Hall 24A
 
Course:
HON 222: Honors Composition: Rhetorical Agency Across Genres
 
Jack HornerJack Horner
Lecturer, Presidential Fellow, University Honors Program

jhorner@chapman.edu
 
Course: 
HON 275: Thinking Outside the Box
HON 286: Origins
 

Julie JennerJulie Jenner
Lecturer, English, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

jenner@chapman.edu 

Courses: 
HON 222: Honors Composition: Rhetorical Agency Across Genres
HON 329: The Power of Storytelling
 

Dr. Kent LehnofKent Lehnhof 
Professor, English, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
 
(714) 628-2746
lehnhof@chapman.edu 
Office: Smith Hall 08-E

 
Course:
HON 288: Close Reading
HON 292: The Art of Revenge
 


Dr. Zoltan C. MesterZoltan Mester
Lecturer, Schmid College of Science and Engineering, Chemistry

mester@chapman.edu

Course:
HON 376: Sustainability in an Unsustainably Structured World
 


LecturerDr. Zoltan C. Mester, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences;
Department of Sociology

mushtaq@chapman.edu

Course:
HON 329: Bodies Under Construction

Dr. G. Michael PaceG. Michael Pace, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Philosophy

(714) 744-7932
pace@chapman.edu
Office: Wilkinson Hall 233
 
Course:
HON 280: Honors Forum
HON 359: Fundamentals of Deductive and Inductive Logic
 
Dr. Marco PanzaMarco Panza
Presidential Fellow in Philosophy and Mathematics, Schmid College of Science and Technology, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University Honors Program
 
panza@chapman.edu 
 
Course:
HON 329: From Natural to Real Numbers
HON 329: Euclid’s Geometry: An Elementary Mathematical Theory from a (Relatively) Superior Point of View
HON 329: Beyond Real Numbers
HON 329: The Three Infinities of Mathematics
HON 395H: Newton and the Scientific Revolution

 


Professor, Director, Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Psychology
 
(714) 516-5900
Course:
HON 329: Brain, Mind, and Film

 


Adrian Vajiac

Adrian Vajiac, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director for the Faculty of Mathematics
Schmid College of Science and Technology

(714) 997-6898
avajiac@chapman.edu 
Office: Keck Center for Science and Engineering 367

Course:
HON 382: Fabric of the Universe: Space, Time, and Reality