Joseph Ricke

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Dr. Joe Ricke

English Department

 

     
     

Professor of English

Office Location: Reade 208
Phone: (765) 998-4842
Email: jsricke@tayloru.edu

Specialties: Shakespeare, Early Drama, Medieval Literature, Renaissance Literature, Dramatic Literature, Classical Literature in Translation, Comparative Literature in Translation, History of Theatre, Christianity and Culture, Technology and Culture, Writing, World Literature, World Cinema, Christian Higher Education

 

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Dr. Joseph Martin Ricke

Professor of English
Taylor University
236 West Reade Avenue
Upland, IN 46989-1001
765-998-4842
jsricke@tayloru.edu

 

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Rice University
- Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, 1979-1982

Houston Community College
- Instructor, 1980-1982.

Warner Southern College (Lake Wales, Florida)
- Assistant Professor and English Department Head, 1982-84.

Nyack College (Nyack, New York)
- Assistant Professor of English and English Department Head, 1984-1987
- Associate Professor of English and Humanities Division Chairperson 1987-1991
- Tenured Full Professor, 1991.

Huntington College (Huntington, Indiana)
- Associate Professor of English, Fall 1991-1996.
- Tenured Full Professor of English, 1996-1999.
- Professor of English and Theatre, 1999-2001.

Taylor University (Upland, Indiana)
- Professor of English, 2001-present (Tenured 2005)

Russian-American Christian University (Moscow, Russia)
- Shakespeare Course, Summer 2008

 

AREAS OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH

Shakespeare
Early Drama
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature
Dramatic Literature
Classical Literature in Translation
Comparative Literature in Translation
History of Theatre
Christianity and Culture
Technology and Culture
Writing
World Literature
World Cinema
Christian Higher Education

 

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

Nyack College—B.A. in English, 1977.

Rice University—M.A. and Ph.D. in English, specialization in medieval literature (with equal course work in renaissance literature), 1982."The Antichrist Vita at the End of the Middle Ages"--dissertation directed by Jane Chance, Rice University, 1982.

Four National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars/Institutes (see Competitive Awards and Honors below for specific research topics)

Independent Research, Visiting Scholar. Bodleian Library, Oxford University. 2003-present.

 

SCHOLARSHIP

Competitive Awards and Honors
- Nyack Honor Society Membership—Nyack College, 1977.
- Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship--Rice University, 1977-1982.
- Research Travel Grant to Cambridge University--Rice University, 1981.
- NEH Summer Seminar-- Women in Medieval Life and Literature with Joan Ferrante, Columbia University, Summer 1984
- Named an Outstanding Young Man of America, 1984.
- NEH Summer Seminar-- Shakespeare and Human Experience with Arthur Kirsch, University of Virginia, Summer 1988
- NEH Summer Seminar—Shakespeare and the Native Dramatic Tradition with Martin Stevens, Columbia University and CUNY, Summer 1991
- Faculty Member of the Year--Nyack College, 1991.
- Finalist for Ted Ward Writing Award in Christian Higher Education [for essay “The Great Commission and the Mission of Christian Higher Education” published in Faculty Dialogue, Fall 1992]
- Chosen as Faculty Lecturer—Huntington College, 1996.
- NEH Summer Institute—Shakespeare’s Stages: Inside and Out with Ralph Cohen and others, Globe Theatre (London) and Blackfriars Theater (Staunton, Virginia), Summer 2002.
- Top Ten Paper Award—Second Blackfriars Shakespeare Conference, October 2003
- Finalist in Ruminate Journal Poetry Competition, judged by Greg Wolfe (editor of Image Journal), 2007.

Publications (most recent to oldest):
"Kate the Commonplace: The Framing of Shakespeare’s Shrew.” In Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Eds. Grace Tiffany and Meg Depuis. New York: Modern Language Association, Fall 2011.

“Filming the Numinous: the Fate of Lothlorien in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings.” In Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Eds. Janice M. Bogstad and Philip E. Kaveny. Jefferson, North Carolina: Mcfarland Publishers, Spring/Summer 2011. [co-authored with former Taylor student, Catherine Barnett].

“The Hesitants Among Us: Academic Freedom in the Christian College.” In The Christian College Phenomenon: Inside America's Fastest Growing Institutions of Higher Learning, Eds. Samuel Joeckel and Thomas C. Chesnes. Abilene Christian University Press, June 2011.

“Making Salsa” and “Grace” (poems), published in Eudaimonia Poetry Review, Spring 2011.
- “Christopher Fry.” In The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. Eds. George T. Kurian and James D. Smith III. Scarecrow Press, 2010.
- “Edmund Spenser.” In The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. Eds. George T. Kurian and James D. Smith III. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

Review of C. David Benson’s Public Piers Plowman: Modern Scholarship and Late Medieval English Culture. In Sixteenth Century Journal. 2008 [Excerpt from this review is the lead quotation at the publisher’s website: http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-02315-5.html.]

Review of David Aers’ Sanctifying Signs: Making Christian Tradition in Late Medieval England. In Sixteenth Century Journal. 2007.

“Holy Weak” and “Profit” (poems), published in Ruminate Journal, Spring 2007 [The latter elicited a thoughtful poetic response titled “on finding ricke’s profit” in the next issue of the journal].

Review of John Allen Paulos’ Once upon a Number: The Hidden Mathematical Logic of Stories. In Inklings, Spring 1999.

Review of Denise Giardina’s Saints and Villains. In Inklings, Fall 1998.

"Parody, Performance, and the 'Ultimate' Meaning of Noah's Shrew." In Medieval and Early Renaissance Drama: Reconsiderations. Eds. Martin Stevens and Milla C. Riggio. A special issue of Mediaevalia: A Journal of Medieval Studies. 18 (1995): 263-281.

Review of Roger Lundin's The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World. In Christian Scholars Review 24.1 (September 1994):

“The Appeal” (a poem), published in Logos Literary Annual, 1994.

“Perspective, Dialogue, Interpretation: An Approach to Faith and Literature." Faculty Dialogue 16 (Winter 1992): 5-16.

“The Great Commission and the Mission of Christian Higher Education.” Faculty Dialogue 18 (Fall 1992): xx-xx. [Finalist for the Ted Ward Writing Award in Christian Higher Education]

“Birthday Card” and “Proverbs of Hell: The Sequel (Blake on Modern Evangelicalism)” (poems), published in The Rolling Coulter, Fall 1992.

“History of Gardening” and “Directions” and “are there no?” (poems), published in The Rolling Coulter, 1991.

“Kierkegaard” and “Minimal Hopes” (poems), published in The Unicorn, 1990.

“Will Shakespeare, the Actor.” In Shakespeare’s Rogues and Vagabonds. New York: The Actors Company, 1989.

“Interpreting the Past to Understand the Future.” Alliance Life, November 1988.

How Not to Teach Literature," Faculty Dialogue, 7 (Fall-Winter 1986-7): 43-51.

“Jesse Messiah” and “Directions” (poems), published in The Unicorn, 1985.

“The Church in Vietnam: Ten Years After the Fall,” Alliance Life, August 1985 (also published by Pulse, the Evangelical Missions Newsletter).

Conference Papers (most recent to oldest):

“Portrait of the Atheist as Smart Man: Conscience, Cowards, and Shakespeare’s Richard III”—Panel on Skepticism in Early English Drama, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2011 (forthcoming).

“Jane Chance, Mentor”—Presented as part of panel in Honor of Jane Chance’s retirement, sponsored by Tolkien at Kalamazoo, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Mary 2011 (forthcoming)

“How to Shrew: Teaching Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew through Performance”— Presented at Indiana College English Association, Indiana State University, October 2010.

“Problems and Techniques of Performance of Popular Tudor Dramatic Texts”—Session on Looking for the European Popular Dramatic Tradition, sponsored by Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds (UK), July 2010.

“Outing the Pedestrian: The Awe of the Everyday in C. S. Lewis’ Out of the Silent Planet”—Presented at Ewbanks Colloquium (CS Lewis and Friends Conference), Taylor University, June 2010.

“Household Stuff: Memories of the Late Medieval Household Drama in Shakespeare’s Plays within Plays”—Paper presented and workshop conduced at the Blackfriars International Shakespeare Conference, Blackfriars Theatre (Staunton, Virginia), October 2009.

“Amazons, Whores, and Virgin Martyrs: Women on the Margins of Antichrist Narratives”-- Session on Religion on the Margins: Women, Sermons, and Heresy, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds (UK), July 2009.

“The Trial of True Justice in Henry Medwall’s Fulgens and Lucrece”—Presented in session on Staging Justice in Early Drama (sponsored by Comparative Drama Journal), International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2009.

“'Go grese thi shepe under the toute': Nature, Man, and the 'Natural Man' in Late Medieval Cain and Abel plays”—Presented in session on The Transformation of Nature in Medieval Religious Plays, sponsored by Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds (UK), July 2008.

“That Hideous Woman: Gender and the Amazon Myth in C. S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength”—for Ewbanks Colloquium (CS Lewis and Friends Conference), Taylor University, June 2008.

“‘I am sure here shal be somewhat ado’: Fulgens and Lucrece and the Continuity of English Meta-drama”—Presented in session on Secular Plays before the Secular Playhouse (sponsored by Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society), International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2008

“The Abolition of the Feminine in C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man.” Presented as part of a Symposium on the Abolition of Man, at Huntington University, February 2008.

The Abolition of Man and the Problem of Gender.” Presented to the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society, Oxford (UK), January 2008.

“The Shrew as Faith Healer: The Dialogue between Natural and ‘Superstitious’ Treatment in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale”—Presented in session on Performing Medicine on the Early Page and Stage (sponsored by Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages and by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society), International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2006.

“Gender Comedy and Marriage in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Midwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, University of Dayton, October 2005.

“Once upon a Time in Austin: A Sympathetic Critique and Friendly Challenge to Texas Film-maker (and fellow Saint Anthony alumnus) Robert Rodriguez.” Presented in session on film at Southwestern Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, University of Texas at Brownsville, September 2005.

“Veronica’s Cloth: or Growing up ‘Anglo-Catholic’ on the Texas/Mexican Border.” Presented in section on Creative Non-Fiction at Southwestern Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, University of Texas at Brownsville, September 2005.

“‘Higher Powers Forbid’: Staging the Trial of Masculine Justice in Early English Drama”— Presented in session on Staging Justice: Theater and Lawin Early Drama (sponsored by Comparative Drama Journal), International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2005.

“Chaucer's Double Parson: The Dialogue between Lollardy and Orthodoxy in Chaucer's Disunified Ideal.” Presented at SEMA (Southeastern Medieval Association) Conference, College of the South (Charleston, SC), October 2004.

“Gender(ed) Tragicomedy: Early English Gender Comedy and Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale”—presented in a session on Gender Comedy in Early English Drama, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2004.

“Violence and Domestic Comedy in the English Mystery Plays”—presented in a session on Violence and Domestic Comedy, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Mary 2004.

“Exit Pursued by a Shadow Puppet: Modern Taste and Mongrel Shakespeare.” Presented at the Blackfriars International Shakespeare Conference. Blackfriars Theatre. Staunton, Virginia. October 2003. [Top Ten Paper Award]

“Confronting Pessimism in Shakespeare’s As You Like It.” Presented in a session on Shakespeare and the Renaissance for the Southwestern Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. John Brown University, September 2003.

New and unpublished poems. Presented at Southwestern Regional Conference on Christianity and Literatuer. John Brown University, September 2003.

Cleanness and Chaucer’s Parson: Wycliffite Priests and Chaucer’s Portrait of the Parson.” Presented at the Chaucer and Christianity Revisited Conference sponsored by the Society for the Study of Medieval Christianity and Culture (Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury UK, July 2003).

The Old Wives’ Tale: The Medieval Roots of an Elizabethan Comic Genre.” Presented in Session on “Comedies of Gender.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI, May 2003.

“Neo-Amish and Brechtian Approaches to Technology in Humanities Education.” Presented at Pen, Printing Press, Hypertext: Conference on The History and Future of Learning Technology. Huntington College, September 2000.

“Saintly Shrews: Loud Holiness in the English Marketplace Cycles.” Session sponsored by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, Modern Language Association International Convention, Chicago, Dec. 1999.

“Rebel without a God: Faith and Naturalism in Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause.” Presented at Popular Culture Association of the South Conference.. Roanoke, VA, October 1999.

“‘When we swete or swynk’: Women’s Work in the Medieval Marketplace Drama.” In panel on Women at Work in Medieval Literature. International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI, May 1999.

“Why Huck is Good and Hero is a Hero: Reading and Virtue.” Presented at Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. Taylor University, April 1998.

New and unpublished poetry. Read at Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. Taylor University, April 1998.

“The Three Faces of Becket: Sainthood and the Saint according to Chaucer, Eliot, and Anouilh.” Presented at Twelfth International Conference on Medievalism, Christ Church College (Canterbury, UK)`, August 1997.

“’Fearful Reading and Faithful Hearing’: Kierkegaard, Bakhtin , and the Medieval Mystery Play of Abraham and Isaac.” In panel on “Reading Fear and Trembling Across the Chronological Divide.” Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. Westmont College. Santa Barbara, CA, June 1996.

“Shakespeare’s Shrew in the Marketplace.” In panel sponsored by Shakespeare at Kalamazoo, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University. May 1996.

“Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetics of Sainthood.” In panel on Transcendence and Literature. Conference on Faith and Writing, Calvin College, April 1996.

“The Act of Reading and the Art of Virtue”--Faculty Lecture, Huntington College, Spring 1996.

“Deconstructing Construct or Reactionary Fact: Apocalypse and Politics in Late Medieval Antichrist Texts”—Presented at New York College English Association, St. Bonaventure University (Olean, NY), April 1989.

“Self-Censorship in the Christian College Classroom”—Paper presented and workshop conducted for forty Christian college faculty at “Literature in the Christian College,” sponsored by Christian College Coalition, Eastern Nazarene College, November 1987.

“Biblical Themes in Robert Benton’s Places in the Heart”—presented at Bible and Literature conference, sponsored by Christian College Coalition, Northwestern College, June 1986.

"Chaucer's Parson and Cleanness"—presented at College English Association, University of Houston, April 1982.

"Battle for Antichrist: Conflicting Apocalyptic Interpretations in Late Medieval Texts"— presented at Texas Medievalists Conference, University of Texas at Austin, March 1982.

Organizer of Panels, Sessions, Workshops, etc.

Organized a panel of papers on “Skepticism in Early English Drama”—International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2011.

Organized a panel of papers on “Miracles on the Early English Stage”—International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2010.

Organized a panel of papers on “Gender Comedy in Early English Drama”— International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2004.

Organized a reading of Thom Satterlee’s “Wyclif Poems”— International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2004.

Organized and presided over a panel of papers on “Biblical Interpretation and/in Early English Drama”-- International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2003.

Organized and presided over Panel on “Popular Piety in the Early English Drama”-- International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2001.

Performance (Presented at Scholarly Conferences)

Directed a Readers’ Theater production of George MacDonald’s The Light Princess, for Ewbanks Colloquium, Taylor University, June 2010.

Adapted, directed, and performed in Middle-English language dramatic performance of Chaucer’s The Nuns Priest’s Tale. Sponsored by and recorded live by The Chaucer Studio. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2010.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Abraham and Isaac (York Play) and The Sacrifice of Isaac (Brome Play). Sponsored by and recorded live by Chaucer Studio. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2010.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Fall of the Angels and Fall of Man (York Plays) and Abraham and Isaac (Brome Play). Sponsored by and recorded live by Chaucer Studio. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2009.

Performance of Medieval Drama: The Harrowing of Hell (York Play). Performance in the nave of the York Minster for the Conference on Representing Spirituality in the Middle Ages. Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Christianity in the Middle Ages. York (UK), July 2008.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Crucifixion (York Play). Sponsored by and recorded live by Chaucer Studio. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2008.

Sabbatical Project. Editor, adaptor, dramaturg and director of full-length, costumed, production of early Tudor play, Fulgens and Lucrece (1491?), featuring graduate student actors from the Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University. Sponsored by Comparative Drama Journal. International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2008.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Mankinde (Morality Play). Sponsored by and recorded live by Chaucer Studio. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2007.

Adaptor and Director of Dorothy Sayers’ Man Born to be King (Dramatic Reading) for Ewbanks Colloquium (CS Lewis and Friends Conference), Taylor University, June 2006.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Judicium/Doomsday (Towneley Play). Sponsored by and recorded live by Chaucer Studio. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2005.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Judicium/Doomsday (Towneley Play). Sponsored by Chaucer Studio. Performed for SEMA (Southeastern Medieval Association) Conference. College of the South (Charleston, SC), October 2004.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Magnus Herodes/Herod the Great (Towneley Play). Sponsored by and recorded live by Chaucer Studio. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2004.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Magnus Herodes/Herod the Great (Towneley Play). Sponsored by and recorded live by Chaucer Studio. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2004.

Performed the role of Herod in The Slaughter of the Innocents (Chester Play). Performance in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral, as part of the Chaucer and Christianity Revisited Conference. Canterbury Cathedral, UK, July 2003.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Mactatio Abel/Death of Abel and Processus Noe/Play of Noah (Towneley Plays). Sponsored by and recorded live by the Chaucer Studio, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2003.

Rehearsed and performed selections from Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy on the stages of the Blackfriars Theatre (Staunton, Virginia) and Shakespeare’s Globe (London) as part of participation in NEH Summer Institute on Shakespeare’s Stages: Inside and Out. June/July 2002.

Performance of Medieval Drama: Second Shepherds Play (Towneley Play). Sponsored by and recorded live by The Chaucer Studio, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2002.

Adapted, directed, and performed in Middle-English language dramatic performance of Chaucer’s The Nuns Priest’s Tale. Sponsored by The Chaucer Studio. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2001.

“The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale.” Performed as part of Masterclass in Reading/Performing Chaucer with Alan Gaylord (Dartmouth University), sponsored by The Chaucer Studio, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2001.

Participant in Chaucer Read-aloud workshops at International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University-- 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2006.

Performance (University context)

Director. Eugene Ioncesco’s The Bald Soprano. Taylor University, October 2010.

Dramaturg, adaptor, director, and performer with Lean and Hungry Shakespeare Company (scenes from Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado about Nothing). Performed for Wabash Arts Festival, June 2010. (Involving five Taylor students, two Huntington students, and one Calvin student)

Actor. Robert in David Auburn’s Proof. Huntington University, September 2009.

Dramaturge, adaptor, director, and scored original music for production of Shakespeare’s Loves Labours Lost. Taylor University Theater, April/May 2004.

Translator, dramaturge, and director for production of Sophocles’ Antigone. Huntington College Theatre, March 2001.

Adapted and directed students from History of Theatre class in scenes from Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew for Northeastern Indiana Renaissance Festival, Fort Wayne, September 2000.

Adapted, directed, and scored original music for production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Huntington College Theatre, March 2000.

Adapted, directed, and scored original music for production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Huntington College Studio Theatre, January 1998. [Also played the role of “BEAR” and “TIME”)

Adapted and directed Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Civil War Version, with period music). Huntington College Theatre, November 1996.

Adapted, directed, and scored original music for production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (400th Anniversary production). Huntington College Theatre, April 1995.

Adapted, directed, and scored original music for production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It (60s version). Huntington College Studio Theatre, January 1993.

Dramaturge and Director of I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Warner Southern College, 1983.

Actor. Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Baker College Shakespeare, Rice University, 1979.

High School State (Texas) Champion in Duet Acting.

 

OTHER SCHOLARLY ENGAGEMENTS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Member, Modern Language Association

Member, MRDS (Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society)

Member, Conference on Christianity and Literature

Member, Shakespeare Association of America

Former Editorial Board Member, Christian Scholar’s Review.

Manuscript Reader, Christian Scholar’s Review.

Former Board Member, The Actor’s Company (Professional Shakespeare Company in New York City area), 1989-1991

Served on Ad Hoc Committee to design “Capstone” course for Huntington College

Leader of January Term Classes in London—1985, 1988, 1991, 2003, 2005, and 2009.

Leader of Oxford Honors January Term—2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011.

Coordinator of Oxford Honors January Term 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (including sole responsibility for networking with and lining up tutors in Oxford for Taylor students, negotiating and arranging for Taylor students to have Bodleian Library admission, and arranging for special speakers and scholarly activities for Taylor students in Oxford).

Former Director of the Taylor University Honors Program (with specific goal and mission to identify, recruit, and nurture scholarship among Taylor students). As such:
- Met with prospective students and parents throughout the year.
- Corresponded with prospective students and already accepted students about the process of applying for Honors status.
- Proposed and arranged Honors courses with faculty and registrar.
- Arranged and planned several new courses.
- Welcomed incoming Honors students every Fall.
- Arranged for special Honors events—lectures, social get-togethers, museum trips, theater trips, concerts, readings, etc.
- Guided present and former students through the application process for Rhodes Scholarships and Cooke Scholarships.
- Served as a second advisor to all Honors students, meeting them prior to registration and giving them information necessary (for them and their primary advisors) to stay “on track” in Honors.
- Improved the “finishing” rate for Honors students by a ratio of five to one over the course of my tenure.