The Honors College is pleased to announce the 2021-2023 Ball Brothers Foundation Honors College Faculty Fellow. Kathryn Ludwig, Assistant Teaching Professor of English, will develop and teach several Honors College courses during the next two academic years. Her HONR 199 (Inquiries in Contemporary American Society) sections will interrogate the notion and challenge of the American Dream through diverse and disparate narratives. A Spring 2022 HONR 390 (Honors College Colloquium) will use campus-community book discussions to explore how stories can impact attitudes about religious cultural diversity. During the second year, Prof. Ludwig will mentor a team of students as they develop undergraduate theses which critically examine questions of selection, representation, and resiliency in American literature, in collaboration with the American Writers Museum.
The Ball Brothers Foundation Honors College Faculty Fellowships were established with a generous gift from the Ball Brothers Foundation. They provide a means by which successful and creative faculty can partner with the Honors College for a fixed term to benefit the Fellow's professional agenda, to benefit the students directly impacted by the Fellow, and to further the greater work of the Honors College. The Fellow benefits by having the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary scholarship and research opportunities possible only in partnership with Honors College; the students benefit by access to a novel partnership; the Honors College community benefits through long-term impacts on course design and innovative student opportunities. John Emert, Dean of Honors College, welcomes inquiries and questions from interested faculty. Applications for the Fall 2022-Spring 2024 Fellowship are due January 10, 2022.