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Who’s teaching in Honors during the 2019-2020 academic year? 

Heike Alberts (Geography)

Dr. Heike Alberts is a geographer who was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Her research focuses on highly skilled migrations, but she has also published on a wide range of other topics such as chocolate, sports, airports, world heritage sites, and teaching geography. She loves teaching and taking students to Germany on study abroad trips. Her Honors courses include HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Food), which she has co-taught each fall with Dean Carlin  since 2014, and Geography 104: Honors World Geography, which she is teaching in spring 2020.

In 2012, Dr. Alberts received the Edward Penson Distinguished Teaching Award.

Michael Baltutis (Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures)

Dr. Michael Baltutis, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, teaches courses on the classical and contemporary Hindu and Buddhist traditions of India and Nepal. His research is connected to the years he spent living in and traveling through this region and includes articles on the use of political propaganda by the former king of Nepal during the 2006 People’s Movement (during which he was under house arrest for three weeks); the worship of the demonic deity Bhairav by the indigenous Newar people of Kathmandu; and the annual festival of the god Indra as it is celebrated in text and practice throughout South Asia.

Dr. Baltutis is teaching Religious Studies 110: Honors World Religions in fall 2019.

Courtney Bauder (Social Justice)

Courtney Bauder is the Director of the Social Justice Program in the College of Letters and Science, where he teaches classes in social justice, issues of diversity, and global studies. He has traveled all over the world, including Central America, East Africa, Asia, and throughout Europe, and he currently leads two study abroad trips–one to New Zealand and Australia in January and another to Greece and England in May. He is passionate about helping students to experience the world through study abroad. In 2014, Bauder received the College of Letters and Science Global Education Award, and he is the recipient of the 2016 Honors Outstanding Teaching Award.

This fall, Bauder and Jeff Pickron are once again co-teaching HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Social Justice), and in spring 2020 Bauder is teaching HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (Global Issues).

Laurence Carlin (The Honors College)

Dr. Laurence Carlin is Dean of The Honors College at UW Oshkosh. His research focuses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European philosophy and science.

This fall, Dr. Carlin will once again co-teach HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Food) with Dr. Heike Alberts with whom he has collaborated since 2014 as well as another seminar on Religion, Ethics, and Politics.

In May 2020 over spring interim, he will be teaching HNRS 275: Culture Connection Abroad, where he will lead a group of twenty Honors students to Edinburgh, Scotland, and London, England.


Richard DCamp (Global Languages and Cultures)
Dr. Richard DCamp teaches courses in German language, Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century German Literature, and Educational Methods.
Dr. DCamp received his PhD in Germanic Languages and Culture (Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century German Literature, Opera, and Lieder) from the University of Iowa. He also holds degrees in Music; Graphic Art and Design; Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, and Latin); and Elementary and Secondary Education as well as teaching degrees from the State of Iowa and from the General Teaching Council for Scotland. He has published essays on Second Language Instructional Technology.
Dr. DCamp is teaching HNRS 275: Culture Connection in fall 2019.
Don Dingledine (English)

Don Dingledine, Professor of English, teaches courses in American literature (including a capstone seminar on Moby-Dick) and a Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar on the American Civil War. He also teaches literature, composition, and interdisciplinary courses across the curriculum for The Honors College.

Dr. Dingledine received his PhD in American literature from Temple University, and he has published essays on Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Rebecca Harding Davis, John William De Forest, Paule Marshall, and Ann Petry, as well as on the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is a four-time recipient of the Honors Outstanding Teaching Award.

This fall, Dr. Dingledine is teaching English 110: Honors CompositionIn spring 2020, he is teaching HNRS 275: Culture Connection and English 229: Honors African American Literature.

Bryan Engelhardt (Economics)

Dr. Bryan Engelhardt, Associate Professor of Economics, is teaching Economics 209: Honors Macroeconomics in spring 2020. He also represents the College of Business on the University Honors Council. 

Robert Feldman (English)

Dr. Robert Feldman is a member of the English Department. In addition to English 228: Modern American Literature, which he is teaching fall 2019 for The Honors College, he teaches American Romanticism and Modern Drama, two upper-level courses for English majors. He received the Honors Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014.

Adrienne Frie (Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures)


Dr. Adrienne Frie teaches courses on archaeology and biological anthropology. Her research is focused on the archaeology of pre-Roman Europe, particularly prehistoric human-animal relations and imagery in Slovenia, where she has lived and worked for several years. She has done archaeological fieldwork in the Pacific Northwest and Wisconsin, as well as Spain, Slovenia, and Cyprus.

This fall, Dr. Frie is again teaching the Honors-level lab section (A06L) of Anthropology 202: Intro to Biological Anthropology.


Ben Hallett (Geology)


Dr. Ben Hallett, Assistant Professor of Geology, is teaching Geology 110: Honors Intro in spring 2020.


Cary Henson (English)

Cary Henson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, where he teaches courses in the first-year and advanced writing programs, Modern World Literature, and Literature and Film.  Many of these courses focus on issues of remembering and representing mass atrocities, such as the Holocaust, in literary texts and films. He is teaching English 110: Honors Composition (“Remembering the Holocaust”) in fall 2019 as well as in spring 2020.



Larry Herzberg (Philosophy)

Dr. Larry A. Herzberg has taught at UW Oshkosh since 2003 and is currently the Chair of the Philosophy Department. His research interests include epistemology (the study of knowledge) and the philosophy of emotion. His research has been published by Philosophical Psychology, dialectica, Acta Analytica, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, and in the book Dynamicity in Emotion Concepts. In recent years, he has presented papers to both national and international audiences, including at American Philosophical Association conferences, the Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences, and the International Congress of Linguists (Workshop on Emotions).

Dr. Herzberg’s Honors courses have included HNRS 275: Culture Connection and HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (“Time”). In fall 2019, he is teaching Philosophy 110: Honors Intro to Philosophy.

John Koker (Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs)

Dr. Koker is teaching HNRS 175: Approaches to Problem Solving in fall 2019.

Todd Kostman (Biology)

Dr. Todd Kostman is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Microbiology, where he also serves as Department C0-Chair. In fall 2019, he is teaching Biology 108: Honors Concepts in Biology.

Nadia Louar (Global Languages and Cultures)

In fall 2019, Dr. Louar is teaching HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (“Pursuits of Happiness”). 


Roberta S. Maguire (English)

Dr. Roberta Maguire, Professor of English, is teaching English 229: Honors African American Literature and HNRS 275: Culture Connection in fall 2019 and English 110: Honors Composition in spring 2020.



Pascale Manning (English)

Dr. Pascale Manning is a member of the English Department and of the University Honors Council. Her research and teaching focus on nineteenth-century British literature and culture with an emphasis on the intersections of literature and science, as well as Native North American literatures from the nineteenth century to the present. Her work appears in a number of journals, including Victorian Literature and Culture, Literature Compass, Seachange Journal, and Studies in American Indian Literatures.

Dr. Manning’s Honors courses include English 310: Honors Advanced Composition, which she is teaching fall 2019, and HNRS 275: Culture Connection, which she is co-teaching with Dr. Stewart Cole in London and Paris in January 2020 and as a 14-week course during the spring semester. She is the recipient of the 2015 Honors Outstanding Teaching Award.

Adam Ochonicky (English)

In spring 2020, Dr. Ochonicky is teaching English 310: Honors Advanced Writing and HNRS 275: Culture Connection.

Jeff Pickron (History)

Jeff Pickron is co-teaching HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Social Justice) this fall with Courtney Bauder.

Ron Rindo (English)


Professor Ron Rindo teaches American Literature and Fiction Writing in the Department of English and has taught HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Creativity) for the Honors College with Dr. Jennifer Szydlik each fall since 2015.

Dr. Rindo has published three collections of short stories and both fiction and essays in a wide variety of journals and magazines. His recent publications include an essay, “First Spring,” in The Trumpeter (Fall 2016) and a short story, “The Botanist,” in Midwestern Gothic (Winter 2017).

Christine Roth (English)

Christine Roth is a professor in the English department, where she teaches nineteenth-century British literature, and the director of the English graduate program. Her recent publications include “The Zoocentric Ecology of Thomas Hardy’s Poetry” (in Victorian Writers and the Environment, Routledge, 2016) and “The Narrative Promise: Redesigning History in La Gazette du Vieux Paris.” (CEA Critic, 2016). She was the 2015 recipient of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association President’s Award, the organization’s highest honor, which recognizes members “who have contributed in extraordinary ways both to the Nineteenth Century Studies Association and to scholarship in interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies.” In fall 2019, she is teaching English 310: Honors Advanced Writing.

Sarinda Taengnoi Siemers (Economics)

Dr. Sarinda Taengnoi Siemers is an Associate Professor of Economics. Her areas of expertise include economics of immigration, economics of gender, and economics of education. She received the 2016 Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award.

Dr. Taengnoi Siemers is teaching Economics 208: Honors Microeconomics in fall 2019.

Kyle Steele (Educational Leadership and Policy)

Dr. Kyle Steele is teaching HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (“The American High School”), this fall. He has served as the COEHS representative on the University Honors Council since 2018.

Jennifer Szydlik (Mathematics)

Dr. Jennifer Szydlik is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics who loves solving problems and working with both students and teachers. She has authored many scholarly articles as well as a series of mathematics textbooks for prospective elementary teachers.

Dr. Szydlik has earned numerous awards, including the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Rosebush Professorship, the University of Wisconsin System Regents Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Mathematical Association of America-Wisconsin Section’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

She has co-taught HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Creativity) with Dr. Ron Rindo each fall since 2015.

Steve Szydlik (Mathematics)

Dr. Stephen Szydlik, Professor in the Mathematics Department, is also the co-chair of the University Honors Council.

He is teaching the Honors Senior capstone,  HNRS 475: Power, in spring 2020.

Lisa Volkening (Communication)

Dr. Lisa Volkening teaches courses in argumentation, visual rhetoric, and public speaking in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research interests include environmental communication and the rhetoric of social change.

She is teaching Communication 112: Honors Intro to Public Speaking in fall 2019 and in spring 2020.

Elizabeth Wade-Sirabian (Global Languages and Cultures)

Professor Wade-Sirabian is teaching GERMAN 251: Germanic Literature and Culture in spring 2020.

Robert Wagoner (Philosophy)


Dr. Robbie Wagoner’s Honors courses include HNRS 175: Honors Seminar, Philosophy 106: Ethics, and HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (“Anger”), which he is teaching fall 2019.

In spring 2020, he is teaching Philosophy 206: Honors Ethical Issues in a Diverse Society.