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, 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.
Director of Programming
Office: CVPA Room 313
Thomas Stubblefield joined the Art History department in the Fall of 2010. Prior to that, he earned aPh.D. in Visual Studies from the University of California-Irvine and a Masters in Art History from the University of Illinois-Chicago. In 2014, he received the Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship through the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography. Professor Stubblefield's research interests include the visual culture of disaster, memory, digital-analog discourses, Postmodern aesthetics, theory of photography, film studies, psychoanalysis, critical theory (the Frankfurt school, Post-Structuralism) and the portrait after WWII.
Administrative Assistant for the University Honors Program
Office: Library Room 214
Cindy Pisapia has been at UMass Dartmouth for 27 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 16 years, she has worked for the Honors Program.
Telephone: 508.999.8820, Fax: 508.910.6541
Clerk IV for the University Honors Program
Office: Library Room 214
Elizabeth “Betty” Goodine has been at UMass Dartmouth for 19 years as a Clerk IV/Secretarial duties. During that time she has worked in the Registrar’s Office, Career Development Center, Payroll Office and since 2013 has a split job, working in the Honors Department and the Academic Resource Center.
Telephone: 508.999.9273 (M.T. W) and 508.999.8820 (W. Th. Fri.)
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