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Two New Senior Instructors in Honors

February 26th, 2021

The University of Alabama Honors College is proud to announce the promotion of both Drs. Thomas Herwig and Darren Surman as Senior Instructors. They both shared a few words about this next step.

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Dr. Mock Takes the Mic

December 17th, 2020

In the fall of 2020, Tara Mock became the newest addition to The University of Alabama as a new Assistant Professor in the Honors College. “How are our images of nations such as Africa and China distorted by social constructs stemming from unrealistic preconceptions? What role does one’s race and origin play in the creation of these constructs?” These questions, among many others, guided Mock towards uncovering the complex concept of what she calls “manufacturing sameness,” which serves as the backbone of her upcoming novel as well as much of her course curriculum.

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Two Assistant Professors Join Honors

February 26th, 2020

The University of Alabama Honors College is proud to announce the addition of assistant professors Drs. John Latta and Tara Mock to the faculty. Their expertise will amplify the transdisciplinary philosophy of the Honors College and enrich our community of scholars.

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Leader within Oregon State’s Honors College Named UA Dean

November 20th, 2019

An English professor and associate dean who oversees the honors curriculum at Oregon State University has been named dean of The University of Alabama’s Honors College. Dr. Tara Williams’ appointment as dean is effective March 1, said Dr. Kevin Whitaker, UA executive vice president and provost.

30 Years and Counting

September 1st, 2017

To instructor Darren Evans-Young, teaching students in the Randall Research Scholars Program is all about learning to problem solve.

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