Honors College Names da Vinci Faculty Fellows


The Honors College at Marshall is pleased to announce the appointment of its first da Vinci Faculty Fellows, Dr. Jamie Warner (left), Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Allison Carey (right), Assistant Professor of English.

Da Vinci Fellows are Marshall faculty who will teach one course a semester for the Honors College for each of four semesters. Two of those courses, taught in the fall term, will be interdisciplinary honors seminars. In the spring the Fellows will each offer a section of HON 200, the new Second-Year Seminar on Leadership, Ethics and Civic Engagement that is required of all sophomores in the Honors College.

The fellowship offers faculty a significant professional development opportunity as well as experience working with honors students. Fellows will receive funding to attend a conference related to either interdisciplinary, integrative or honors education.

The Faculty Fellows program was made possible through a five-year gift from the Jeanine Y. Francis Foundation. The College hopes to attract further funding to support additional Fellows.

“The Honors College is thrilled to launch the da Vinci Faculty Fellows program, one designed both to provide a more consistent faculty presence in the College and to recognize faculty interest in working with honors students,” said Dean Mary Todd. “We are grateful to the Francis Foundation for the initial funding that enabled us to seek applications from interested faculty for the da Vinci fellowship, and excited to welcome Drs. Warner and Carey as inaugural Fellows. Both are exceptional scholars who will model excellence for honors students here at Marshall.”

The Honors College, founded in 2010, currently serves 600 Marshall undergraduates. For more information on the College, please visit www.marshall.edu/honors.