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Honors College Faculty and Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff of the Pierre Laclede Honors College

The Honors College is supported by full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty and staff to help teach, advise, and assist students of the Pierre Laclede Honors College. Our full-time faculty teach and advise Honors College students, while our part-time and adjunct faculty teach in Honors along with teaching in other units on campus or working in the community. See below to learn more about our outstanding faculty and staff and to find their contact information.

Helpful Information and Forms for Faculty 

If you are a faculty or staff member of the PLHC or are interested in teaching a course in the Honors College, please click here for helpful information and useful forms.

Full-Time Honors College Faculty and Staff 

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Edward Munn Sanchez, PhD

Dean of the Honors College & Teaching Professor
Phone:(314)516-5245 E-mail: munne@umsl.edu
Advises Honors Students:
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Law

 

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Daniel Gerth, MA

Associate Dean of the Honors College & Associate Teaching Professor
Phone:(314)516-7197 E-mail: gerthd@umsl.edu
Advises Honors Students:
  • Engineering and pre-engineering
  • Opportunity Scholars Program
  • Physics
  • Pre-health sciences (pre-med, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, etc.)
  • Social Work and Pre-social Work

 

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Nancy Gleason, MA

Associate Dean Emerita, Director of Writing, & Teaching Professor
Phone: (314)516-6629 E-mail: nancygleason@umsl.edu
Advises Honors Students:
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS)
  • Writing Certificate Program

 

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Kimberly Baldus, PhD

Teaching Professor

Phone: (314)516-4231 E-mail: balduski@umsl.edu
Advises Honors Students:
  • Art History
  • Psychology (last names A-M)
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts

 

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Jennifer Richardson, MBA

Academic Advisor
Phone: (314)516-5701 E-mail: askjen@umsl.edu
Advises Honors Students:
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration (including all emphasis areas: Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management)
  • Communication
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Media Studies
  • Nursing
  • Undeclared Majors (A-M)
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Gerianne Friedline, MA

Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: (314)516-7874 E-mail: friedlineg@umsl.edu
Advises Honors Students:
  • Education (all areas except Music Education)
  • History
  • Sociology

 

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Sherry Gerrein

Administrative Associate
Phone:(314)516-5243 E-mail: gerreins@umsl.edu

Assists Honors Students & Faculty

 

 

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Holly Pope, PhD

Student Recruitment Specialist
Phone: (314)516-7769 E-mail: askholly@umsl.edu
Assists Honors Students:
  • Admissions & Enrollment
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Student Mentor Advisory and Recruitment Team (SMART)

 

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Christoph Schiessl, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: (314)516-6871 E-mail: schiesslc@umsl.edu
Advises Honors Students:
  • Biology (Non-health Sciences)
  • Biochemistry (Non-health Science)
  • Chemistry (Non-health Science)
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

 

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Ann Torrusio, MA

Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: (314)516-4230 E-mail:torrusioa@umsl.edu
Advises Honors Students:
  • English
  • International Relations
  • Modern Languages
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy

 

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Kate Votaw, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: (314)516-7152 E-mail:katevotaw@umsl.edu
Advises Honors Students:
  • Anthropology
  • Music and Music Education
  • Psychology (N-Z)
  • Undeclared majors (N-Z)

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.

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.