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.
Director of the University Honors Program; Associate Professor of Political Science
Office: Library Room 215; LARTS Room 399J
Professor Plaw specializes in political theory and international relations, with a particular focus on strategic studies. Before arriving at the UMass Dartmouth he received a two-year fellowship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) to pursue research at New York University. He published a book in 2008 entitled Targeting Terrorists: A License to Kill? in Ashgate’s Ethics and Global Politics series, and he's currently co-editing a collected volume entitled the Metamorphosis of War (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press). He has also edited a collected volume concerned with managing the challenges of philosophical and cultural pluralism entitled Frontiers of Diversity: Explorations in Contemporary Pluralism (2005). Prof. Plaw has published 14 peer reviewed articles and chapters, and in 2008 he won the American Political Science Association’s Wilson Carey McWilliams prize. His book Targeting Terrorists was short-listed (with two other books) for Best Book of the Year in International Relations by the Canadian Political Science Association. He was selected for a 2009 Chancellor Award for Research and he has received a Joseph P. Healey Grant, in collaboration with Professor Brian Williams of the History Department, from the University of Massachusetts.
Robin A. Robinson
Associate Director of the University Honors Program; Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Office: LARTS Room 393A
Professor Robinson's distinctive, interdisciplinary project combines psychoanalytic theory and feminist criminology in the study of criminality, trauma, and the social control of women and girls, in contemporary and historic context. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology and a Simon Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester School of Law, and has been a Visiting Research Fellow at Keele University, all in England. She has been the recipient of a Mary Lily Research Grant from Duke University's Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. Deeply committed to scholarship and praxis, Professor Robinson has also received many grants in support of action research in areas such as vicarious trauma and anti-violence workers, girls and violence, and teen relational violence, to combine theoretical research with extensive community engagement.
Communications Director of the University Honors Program, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: LARTS Room 347
Professor Ayotte is an Assistant 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.
Administrative Assistant for the University Honors Program
Office: Library Room 214
Cindy Pisapia has been at UMass Dartmouth for 25 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 14 years, she has worked for the Honors Program.
Telephone: 508-999-8820, Fax: 508-910-6541
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