One of the keystones of our Honors College is our outstanding faculty. With more than 150 active faculty who teach both general honors courses, departmental honors courses, guide independent research projects, artistry projects, Honors Learning-by-Contract agreements, and tutorials, MU’s Honors College provides a robust collection of courses from some of the most engaging faculty in the U.S.

Our faculty have won numerous awards–national and international–for their teaching. They are all “research active” in their own work, and many actively seek to include our undergraduates into their artistry and research. Our faculty do not confine their efforts to the classroom. Many lead international study abroad programs, domestic study away programs, and integrate unique experiences or travel into their on-campus courses as well.

General Honors College Faculty for 2021-2022

Dr. Rachel Harper
Associate Director, Humanities

Dr. Juan Wang
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Humanities

Dr. Tim Carson
Honors Instructor, Social Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Greg Foster

Honors Instructor, Humanities

Dr. Maya Gibson

Honors Instructor, Humanities and Music

Dr. Cathy Gunther
Honors Instructor, Sciences

Dr. Candace Korasick
Honors Instructor, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Gary Smith
Honors Instructor, Social Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Ted Tarkow
Honors Instructor, Humanities

Mr. Doug Worgul

Writer-in-Residence and Visiting Instructor, Humanities