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Faculty and Staff

Full-time Faculty & Staff


Daniel Gerth, MA

Interim Dean of the Honors College & Associate Teaching Professor

Phone:(314)516-7197 E-mail:

Advises Honors Students:

  • Pre-health sciences (pre-med, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, etc.)
  • Nursing

Nancy Gleason, MA

Associate Dean Emerita, Director of Writing, & Teaching Professor

Phone: (314)516-6629 E-mail:

Advises Honors Students:

  • Liberal Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Undeclared majors
  • Writing Certificate Program

Kimberly Baldus, PhD

Teaching Professor

Phone: (314)516-4231 E-mail:

Advises Honors Students:

  • Art History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology (last names A-M)
  • Studio Art
  • Theater and Dance

Mandy Bibee, MA

Academic Advisor

Phone: (314)516-5701 E-mail:

Advises Honors Students:

  • Business Administration (including Finance, Management, Marketing, and Logistics & Operation Management)
  • Communication
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Engineering and pre-engineering
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • Pre-law
  • Public Policy Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Gerianne Friedline, MA

Associate Teaching Professor

Phone: (314)516-7874 E-mail:

Advises Honors Students:

  • Education (except Music Education)
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Information Systems

Sherry Gerrein

Administrative Associate

Phone:(314)516-5243 E-mail:

Assists Honors Students & Faculty

Holly Pope, PhD

Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: (314)516-7769 E-mail:

Assists Honors Students:

  • Admissions & Enrollment
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Student Mentor Advisory and Recruitment Team (SMART)

Pat Sanders

Office Support Staff

Phone: (314)516-4890 E-mail:

Assists Honors Student & Faculty

Christoph Schiessl, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Phone: (314)516-6871 E-mail:

Advises Honors Students:

  • Biology (non-health sciences)
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Math
  • Physics

Ann Torrusio, MA

Assistant Teaching Professor

Phone: (314)516-4230

Advises Honors Students:

  • Accounting
  • English
  • Foreign Languages

Kate Votaw, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Phone: (314)516-7152

Advises Honors Students:

  • Anthropology
  • Music Education
  • Psychology (last names N-Z)
  • Undeclared majors

Campus Teaching Faculty

*Crucial to our inter-disciplinary approach to education is the assistance we receive from other colleges across campus. The following full-time UMSL faculty teach select courses in Honors in addition to courses in their home unit.

Andrew Black :: Philosophy Teaching Professor

Ruth Bohan :: Art & Art History Professor

Susan Brownell :: Anthropology Professor

Joseph Carroll :: English Professor

Jill Delston :: Philosophy Assistant Teaching Professor

Sally Barr Ebest :: English Professor and Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program

Beth Eckelkamp :: Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and College of Fine Arts & Communication, Foreign Languages & Literature Associate Teaching Professor

Susan Feigenbaum :: Economics Professor

Bernard Feldman :: Joint Engineering Program Associate Dean and Professor of Physics

Kathy Gentile :: English Associate Professor

Charles Granger :: Biology Curators Teaching Professor

David Griesedieck :: Philosophy Teaching Professor

Barbara Harbach :: Music Professor

Michael Howard :: Biology Assistant Teaching Professor 

Margo Hurwicz :: Associate Professor of Gerontology 

Terry Jones :: Political Science Founders Professor and Fellow in Public Policy Research Center

David Kimball :: Political Science Professor

Jon McGinnis :: Philosophy Professor and Fellow in Public Policy Research Centers

Amy Michael ::Foreign Languages & Literature

Laura Miller :: Anthropology Professor and Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor

Joyce Mushaben :: Political Science Professor

Michael Murray :: Media Studies Curators Distinguished Professor

Virginia Navarro :: Teaching & Learning Associate Professor

Jean Nelson :: Nursing Teaching Professor

Kathleen Nigro :: English Associate Teaching Professor

Ekin Pellegrini :: Business Management Associate Professor

Charlotte Petty :: Communication Senior Lecturer

Gualtiero Piccinini :: Philosophy Associate Professor

David Robertson :: Political Science Curators Teaching Professor and Fellow in Public Policy Research Centers

J. Martin Rochester :: Political Science Curators Teaching Professor

Waldemar Rohloff :: Philosophy Assistant Teaching Professor

Uma Segal :: Social Work Professor and Fellow in International Studies & Public Policy Research Centers

Benjamin Torbert :: English Associate Professor

Allon Uhlmann :: Anthropology Assistant Professor

Brian Vandenberg :: Psychology Professor

Susan Waller :: Art & Art History Associate Professor

James Wilson :: Continuing Education & Outreach Founders Professor and E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Experimental & Family Education

Patti Wright :: Anthropology Associate Professor

Part-time Honors College Faculty

*Our course offerings are also enriched by contributions from the following part-time faculty, some of whom also teach in other units on campus.

Jennafer Alexander :: Adjunct Instructor

Kelli Allen :: Adjunct Instructor

Carol Bourne :: Honors College Lecturer

Jay Fish :: Continuing Education & Outreach Adjunct Instructor

Elizabeth Grimm-Howell :: Finance Senior Lecturer

Donna Hart :: Anthropology Research Associate

Charles Herrick :: Adjunct Instructor

Tom Hensley :: Honors College Lecturer

Repps Hudson :: Adjunct Instructor

Katherine Judd :: Graduate Teaching Assistant;#160;

Subi Lakshmanan :: Adjunct Instructor

Jennifer McGillivary :: Adjunct Instructor

Shannon Moore :: Adjunct Instructor

Steven Phipps :: Adjunct Instructor

Ronald Tuttle :: Adjunct Instructor

Benjamin Uchitelle :: Adjunct Instructor

Mary Vermilion :: Assistant Adjunct Professor

Kathryn Walterscheid :: Honors College Lecturer

Kathryn Weber :: Adjunct Instructor

C. Rob Wilson :: Adjunct Instructor

Kenneth Wolfe :: Adjunct Instructor