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Honors Program Faculty

Honors Program Faculty

The faculty who teach in the program are innovative, challenging and provide a dynamic classroom experience. All fulltime faculty members with a desire for teaching excellence are invited and encouraged to explore opportunities to be involved in Honors Program curricula. In fact, about half of the faculty who teach Honors Program courses have received awards formally recognizing their outstanding teaching they bring to the classroom, and nearly a third hold multiple awards for teaching and advising excellence. Not surprisingly, our students consistently say that the top benefit of the Program is the close support and intellectual experience provided by the Honors Program faculty.

All full-time faculty members with a desire for teaching excellence are invited and encouraged to explore opportunities to be involved in Honors Program curricula. Faculty can teach honors courses, which are smaller, more discussion-based and are energetic due to the motivation and intellectual curiosity of its students. Whether you are interested in teaching an existing course, or developing a new course, we encourage you to explore these opportunities to teach some of the best and brightest students Bentley has to offer.


Gregory J. Hall Capstone Adviser of the Year Award

To recognize the hard work and dedication of the faculty advisers in the mentoring process, an award for the most outstanding capstone adviser is given. All faculty capstone advisers are eligible, and are nominated by their advisees. The award recipient typically demonstrates exceptional dedication to the research and learning processes, provides exceptional motivation and inspiration to the student, and pushes the limits of knowledge and understanding of the student. Previous Adviser of the Year Award winners are ineligible to win the award again until five years after the last year in which they won. Nominations are solicited near the end of the semester in both December and in April.

To underscore the motivation and ideals for what the award represents, the award was named in honor of Professor Gregory J. Hall, who served as director of the program from 2005 to 2012. In recognition of his steadfast service to the program, and his exceptional dedication to honors students, the award is officially known as the Gregory J. Hall Capstone Adviser of the Year Award.

For more information on the nomination process, see Blackboard, or contact the Director of the Honors Program, Christian Rubio.

Previous winners of the Gregory J. Hall Capstone Adviser of the Year Award are:

  • April 2018: Professor Rob DeLeo, Global Studies
  • April 2017: Professor Dhaval Dave, Economics
  • April 2016: Professor Jeffrey A. Livingston, Economics
  • April 2015: Professor Michael Quinn, Economics
  • April 2014: Professor Dave Carhart, Mathematical Sciences
  • April 2013: Professor Charlie Hadlock, Mathematical Sciences
  • April 2012: Professor Aaron Nurick, Management

There are also opportunities to develop theme based research seminars with small groups of students who wish to complete their capstone, leaving a wide range of unique opportunities to develop proposals for these research seminar capstones as well.


Aaron L. Jackson Faculty of the Year Award

This past September, the Faculty of the Year Award was named in honor of Aaron L. Jackson, Ph.D. the former director of the Honors Program and now Chair of the Economics Department. We give this award annually to recognize the hard work and dedication of our faculty in the classroom. Professor Jackson exhibits all the exceptional qualities as a faculty member in the classroom while at the same time directing the Honors Program for six years. All faculty who teach in the Honors Program are eligible, and are nominated by their students. The award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of its dedicated faculty members who provide superior dedication, create an atmosphere of academic excellence, and encourage and engage our Honors Program students.

Previous Faculty of the Year Award winners are ineligible to win the award again until five years after the last year in which they won. Nominations are solicited near the end of the semester in both December and in April.

For more information on the nomination process, see Blackboard, or contact the Director of the Honors Program, Christian Rubio.

Previous winners of the Faculty of the Year Award are:

  • April 2017: Professor Michael Quinn, Economics
  • April 2016: Associate Professor Jeffrey Livingston, Economics

For more information regarding opportunities to work with honors students, please see the general guidelines and FAQs here, or contact the director of the Honors Program.