Students can find the Honors Center at the Claire T. Carney Library, Room 212. Students can also locate the Honors Program Director and Cindy Pisapia to ask any questions about the Honors Program.
Catherine Villanueva Gardner
Director of the University Honors Program; Professor, Department of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies
Office: Library Room 215
Professor Catherine Villanueva Gardner specializes in feminist philosophy, especially ethics, epistemology, and the retrieval of forgotten historical women philosophers. Her most recent book Empowerment and Interconnectivity: Toward a Feminist History of Utilitarian Philosophy (PSU Press, 2012) explores whether there is a distinctive feminist approach to the history of philosophy. Her first book Women Philosophers: Genre And The Boundaries Of Philosophy (Westview, 2003) examines why women philosophers have been excluded from the philosophical canon. Gardner was also invited to write a reference work, Historical Dictionary of Feminist Philosophy (Scarecrow, 2006). In addition, Gardner has published articles in journals and edited collections.
Associate Director of the University Honors Program, Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: LARTS Room 347
Professor Ayotte is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Center on Aging at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. His research focuses primarily on the role of individual characteristics and interpersonal relationships in health and health behaviors throughout the life span. Prof. Ayotte has published over 16 peer reviewed articles and contributed to several book chapters.
Zhaojin (Lily) Xu
Interim Coordinator of Success and Advising, Assistant Professor, Accounting and Finance
Office: CCB Room 212
Interim Coordinator of Communications & Outreach, Associate Professor, English
Office: LARTS, Room 322
Administrative Assistant for the University Honors Program
Office: Library Room 214
Cindy Pisapia has been at UMass Dartmouth for 28 years. During that time, she has worked for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Center for Marine and Science Technology, and for the last 17 years, she has worked for the Honors Program.
Telephone: 508.999.8820, Fax: 508.910.6541
Grant E. Mooney
Associate Student Director
College Coordinators serve as liaisons between honors students, colleges, and the Honors Program. Their main responsibilites include serving as informal advisors for current honors students, helping identify potential candidates for the Honors Program, addressing issues and opinions from respective colleges to the Honors Program, and disseminating information from the Honors Program to the colleges.
College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of French & Women’s and Gender Studies
Co-Chair, Department of Women’s & Gender Studies
Office: LARTS 352
College of Visual & Performing Arts
Department of Visual Design
First-Year Foundations Studio Arts Program Director
Office: CVPA 302A
College of Nursing
Associate Professor, Adult Nursing and PhD Program Director
Office: DION 308-B
College of Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Office: Textile 227
Charlton College of Business
Zhaojin (Lily) Xu
Department of Accounting and Finance
Office: CCB 218
School for Marine Science & Technology
Department of Fisheries Oceanography
Office: 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven