Honors College Dean Search
Shannon Blanton, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural dean of the UAB Honors College. Dr. Blanton comes to UAB from the University of Memphis, where she was professor of Political Science and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs, responsible to the Provost for leadership and oversight of undergraduate programs. Blanton has 19 years of experience as university faculty, department chair, and vice provost.
The Honors College Dean Search Committee reviewed a large number of applications and selected a strong pool of candidates for interviews.
|Shannon Lindsey Blanton, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs
Professor of Political Science
Dr. Blanton’s presentation on the Future of Honors Colleges was held on May 1, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Room 102.
|Daniel J. Ennis, Ph.D.
Dean, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Professor of English
Dr. Ennis’ presentation on the Future of Honors Colleges was held on May 2, 2014 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Room 102.
Honors College Dean Search CommitteeChair – Robert Palazzo, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Undergraduate Student in Neuroscience. Honors College Student
Henna Budhwani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Public Health and Deputy Director, Sparkman Center for Global Health
Donald Burke, Ph.D.
Instructor in the School of Engineering, Honors College Alumnus
Janelle Chiasera, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Science
Catherine Danielou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Interim Associate Director and Director of National Fellowships and Scholarships, Honors College
Associate Vice President for Development
James McClintock, Ph.D.
Endowed Professor of UAB Polar and Marine Biology, Department of Biology
Kathryn Morgan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Justice Sciences and Director, African American Studies
Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of English
Susan Spezzini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Molly Wasko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Management, Information Systems, & Quantitative Methods
Ad Hoc Members
Dr. Suzanne Austin, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Student & Faculty Success
Dr. Linda Lucas, Ph.D.