Going forward, for the first time there will be a number of faculty appointments in the Honors College. The “Faculty Council” represent all other colleges at PNW and will constitute the curriculum committee for the College. They will also serve as instructors, mentors and College ambassadors, helping to continue the process of sharing our evolving story. Heather Fielding (English), Honors College Associate Dean for Academic Support and Development, will lead the Honors faculty.
These 10 faculty appointments are in addition to the many fine faculty members at PNW who teach Honors seminars and assist students in the Honors College with research projects, career guidance, and overall mentoring.
Karen Bishop Morris, Ph.D., Interim Dean
Strategic Planning, Advancement, Advisory Boards, Community Engagement, Grants, Personnel
Heather Fielding, Associate Dean for Academic Support and Development
Faculty Fellows, Study Abroad, Stacked Course Projects, NCHC Liaison, ODK Faculty Advisor, Campus Engagement, Curriculum
Heather was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She is the proud mother of three cat-daughters and a voracious consumer of novels and narrative television.
Vanessa Quinn, Associate Dean for Research and Assessment
PNW Assessment, Undergraduate Research (including internal grants), Student Research Day, Science Olympiad, Internships, Experiential Learning
Vanessa loves everything outdoors, especially hiking, canoeing, and white water rafting. A physics wannabe, she likes her coffee cold.
Michael Kenny, Academic Advisor
Plans of Study, Curricular Progress, New Student Orientation, Student Scholarships, Thesis Option, Student Records/Data, Alumni Database
Mike’s main hobby is music. He plays the guitar and sings in his church choir. He is also a movie buff, and especially likes foreign films
Amy (Boyd) Libauskas, Academic Advisor
Amy was a student in the inaugural Honors Program class at Hammond in 2006. She has five children and two grandchildren, is an avid fisherwoman, hunts and collects rocks and fossils, and loves music
Jennifer Fraga, Secretary
Jen graduated from PNW in 2002 with a B.S. in Marketing. She has two adorable sons, loves sports (Go Cubs!), and enjoys the outdoors and traveling.