The faculty and staff of the Honors College are dedicated to supporting students’ academic, personal and professional development.┬áIn addition to our full-time Honors College faculty, we work with experts from across and beyond campus to teach Honors courses in their areas of specialty.

Robert Halli

Founding Dean Emeritus

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Tiffany Sippial

(205) 348-5506

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Jessica Aguilar


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Rob Alley

Assistant Professor

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Megan Bailey

Assistant Professor

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Jane Batson

RRSP Program Manager
(205) 348-5029

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David Bolus

Assistant Director, University Fellows Experience
(205) 348-5558

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Kat Bowman

Communication Specialist
(205) 348-4615

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W. Ross Bryan

Professor, Associate Dean
(205) 348-5500

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Brandon Chalmers

Director of Recruitment and Admissions

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Evan Clark

Assistant Director of External Scholarships & Fellowships

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Anne Druhl

Event Coordinator

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Jeff Gray

Director of Randall Research Scholars Program

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Kati Hardemon

Executive Secretary

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Thomas Herwig

Assistant Professor
(205) 348-7598

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Vicki Holt

Coordinator of Educational Outreach

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Lilly Honea

Academic Advisor

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Katie Johnson

Coordinator, Honors Year One and Involvement
(205) 348-6029

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Lucy Kaufman

Director of External Scholarships and Fellowships
(205) 348-7100

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Anne Franklin Lamar

Assistant Professor, Director of Honors Year One

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John Latta

Assistant Professor, Director of International Honors Education
(205) 348-1349

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Alan Lazer

Assistant Professor
(205) 348-3887

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Gordon G. Martin

Director of the Kennemer Center for Innovation and Social Impact
(205) 348-5537

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Tara Mock

Director of Capstone Experience
(205) 348-1393

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Kelly Nielsen


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Nancy Norwood

Director of College Relations

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Katie O’Harra

Assistant Professor

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Dana Patton

Director of the University Fellows Experience
(205) 348-4911

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Amy Pirkle

Assistant Professor

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Margaret Lee Pontoh

Accountant I

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Neely Portera

Associate Senior Director of Development
(205) 348-8041

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Tyler Sasser

Assistant Professor
(205) 348-5173

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Stephen Shol

Academic Advisor

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Cassander Smith

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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Darren Surman

Director of Achieve Scholars Program
(205) 348-5551

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Valerie Tisdale

Director of Student Services

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Bradley Tuggle

Associate Professor, Director of University Honors Program
(205) 348-7052

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Robert Witt

Professor and President Emeritus
(205) 348-5179