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College Honors Program

Honors Faculty

 

 


Robin Collins

 

 

Robin A. Collins, Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Department of Philosophy; Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2012-2017

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Philosophy of Religion
Richard Crane

 

 

Richard D. Crane, Associate Professor of Theology

 

Honors courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar: Christianity and Economic Ethics
  • Created and Called for Community
Dean Curry

 

 

Dean C. Curry, Director of the College Honors Program; Professor of Politics

 

Honors courses taught:

  • The Rise of Modern China
Craig Dalen

 

 

Craig Dalen, Director of Sustainability

 

Honors courses taught:

  • Environmental Issues and Sustainable Solutions
Ted Davis

 

 

Edward B. Davis, Professor of the History of Science; Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2013-2018

 

Honors Courses taught:  

  • Senior Honors Seminar: Ideas of God, Nature, and Humanity
  • The Origins Controversy in America
  • FYS – Galileo and the Church: The Warfare of Science & Faith?
Crystal Downing

 

 

Crystal L. Downing, Professor of English and Film Studies; Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2012-2017

 

Honors Courses taught:

  • FYS – The Signs of the Times
Erik Forst

 

 

Eric M. Forst, Assistant Professor of Music

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Studies in Ethnic Music
David Foster

 

 

David K. Foster, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science; Chair, Sustainability Studies Major Committee

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Environmental Ethics
  • New Zealand: Ecological Anthropology of the Maori World
Milton Gaither

 

 

Milton C. Gaither, Professor of Education

 

Honors courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar
  • What is an American? Pluralism, Education, and National Identity
David Hagenbuch

 

 

David J. Hagenbuch, Associate Professor of Marketing; Co-Chair, Department of Management and Business

 

Honors courses taught:

  • Advertising Ethics
Joseph Huffman

 

 

Joseph P. Huffman, Professor of European History, Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2010-2015

 

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS Growing the Family Tree: Family History, Genealogy, and Personal Identity
Jan Hughes

 

 

Jan Hughes, Adjunct Professor

 

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS – Learning to Tell Our Stories

 

Richard Hughes

 

 

Richard T. Hughes, Distinguished Professor of Religion

 

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS – Learning to Tell Our Stories
Jim LaGrand

 

 

James B. LaGrand, Professor of American History; Director of the Core Course

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Senior Honors Seminar: My Country Right or Wrong?
  • Created and Called for Community
Jonathan Lauer

 

 

Jonathan D. Lauer, Director of the Murray Library and Learning Commons

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Japan and the Cross
  • FYS – Bob Dylan, Song and Dance Man
Robin Lauermann

 

 

Robin M. Lauermann, Professor of Politics; Assistant Dean of General Education and Common Learning

 

Honors courses taught:  

  • FYS – Democracy in America: The Critical Citizen

 

Erik Lindquist

 

 

Erik D. Lindquist, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Cultures and Ecosystems of Malaysia & Borneo
  • Ecological Anthropology of the Andes
  • Environmental Issues and Sustainable Solutions
Jim Makowski

 

 

James V. Makowski, Professor of Biology

 

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS – Science Fiction and Society
Jay McDermond

 

 

J. E. McDermond, Professor of Christian Ministry and Spirituality; Fitness for Ministry Coordinator

 

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS – Images of Jesus

 

Caleb Miller

 

 

Caleb D. Miller, Professor of Philosophy

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Moral Problems
  • Created and Called for Community
Doug Miller

 

 

Douglas K. Miller, Professor of Health and Exercise Science; Wellness Director

 

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS – God, Goals and Glory: A Closer Look at Competition & Christianity

 

 

Theodore L. Prescott, Professor Emeritus of Art

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Senior Honors Seminar: Beauty, The Undisciplined Muse
Paul Rego

 

 

Paul M. Rego, Associate Professor of Politics; Chair, Department of Politics and International Relations

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Created and Called for Community
David Schenk

 

 

David J. Schenk, Associate Professor of Philosophy

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • FYS – Philosophy of C.S. Lewis
David Weaver-Zercher

 

 

David L. Weaver-Zercher, Professor of American Religious History

 

Honors courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar: Dying for God: Self-Denial, Martyrdom, and Reward in the Christian Tradition;
  • FYS – An Amish Paradise?
Cynthia Wells

 

 

Cynthia A. Wells, Assistant Professor of Higher Education; Director, Ernest L. Boyer Center; Fellow, Ernest L. Boyer Center, 2012-2014; Program Director, Graduate Program in Higher Education

 

Honors courses taught: 

  • Personal Narrative, Pluralist World
  • Created and Called for Community
John Yeatts

 

 

John R. Yeatts, Senior Pastor, The Grantham Church; Professor of the Psychology of Religion, 1980-2013

 

Honors courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar: World Views

 

 

 

 

 

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