Join the Honors Faculty

The Honors College invites inquiries from all interested KSU faculty to teach in the Honors Program. Opportunities include:

  • teaching an honors section of a general education course
  • supervising a student in your class on an Honors contract
  • teaching a three-credit special topics Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars (HON 3301)
  • teaching a one-credit Honors Colloquium (HON 3000), that typically meets once a week or every other week
  • teaching a five-week Honors Discovery course

All honors courses feature small class sizes and opportunities for faculty to involve students in collaborative, creative, experiential or interdisciplinary work that may not be possible in larger classes. We have a particular need for special topics courses. These enable faculty to focus on an area that is a particular passion for them. The attached handout provides more information about expectations for Honors teaching.

Course Proposal Information

Faculty who have not taught a KSU Honors course who wish to be considered for Honors teaching, or experienced Honors faculty who wish to propose a new course not previously taught should complete the Course Proposal Form. As a general guideline, proposals to teach an honors course in Summer or Fall semester should be returned by the first day of classes of the prior Spring term. Proposals to teach an honors course in Spring semester should be returned by the first day of class of the prior Fall semester. Decisions about course offerings will be based on focus of the proposal, program needs and enrollment projections, and instructor qualifications. Priority will be given to full-time faculty with a track record of teaching excellence. All honors faculty must have support of their department chairs.

If you'd like to propose an Honors Discovery course, please click here. 

Questions may be directed to:

  • Dr. Brian Etheridge, Director of the University Honors Program, 470-578-2364, 
  • Mr. Sam Robinson, Interim Assistant Director of the University Honors Program, 470-578-3815, 

Distinguished Honors Faculty Award

Established in 2016, this annual award recognizes an honors faculty member for contributions to the Honors College through highly effective teaching and mentoring of honors students.  The award will be presented at the annual Honors College Recognition Luncheon, held each spring.

For award criteria, click here. To nominate a faculty member, click here.

  • Jack Moran

    Dr. Jack Moran

    2018 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award Winner

    Dr. Jack Moran is a Professor of Political Science in KSU’s School of Government and International Affairs. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Russian from Georgetown University, two Master’s degrees: one from the University of London and another from The George Washington University. He also earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from The George Washington University. He has also worked in a variety of non-academic environments including the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, United State Embassy in Moscow, Russia, United States Field Systems Agency in Tokyo, Japan.

    Dr. Moran consistently goes above and beyond to improve his students' experience at KSU. He is incredibly insightful and willing to share his career experiences with his students. 

    "This professor was a phenomenal teacher. He taught my Great Books Honors Political Science class. He made the class interesting for us and was an advocate for his students. He was also a lot of fun during our colloquiums."