Honors Program Faculty
Selected Honors Program Faculty Members:
William Wians, Ph.D. (Professor of philosophy) has been named director of Merrimack’s Honors Program for a three-year term (starting 2009). Dr. Wians has taught philosophy at Merrimack since 1997. In 2002, Dr. Wians was named the Edward G. Roddy Jr. Outstanding Teacher of the Year in recognition of his teaching excellence and his dedication to learning.
Mark J. Allman, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Religious & Theological Studies) teaches and writes on a host of social justice issues including: poverty, war and peace, and the intersection of religion, politics and economics. His classes tend to be dynamic, discussion oriented, and fast-paced.
Kathleen Cain, Ph.D. (Professor, of Writing in the Department of Communications Arts & Sciences, Director of the Writing Center) Professor Cain has paved her way as a legacy of Merrimack College. As an alumna, she has been a faculty member at Merrimack since 1978, and spent the 2005-2006 school year as a visiting professor in Belfast, Ireland. Her current research interests are writing and writing centers, specifically international dialogue among writing tutors and writing centers.
Kathryn Nielsen-Dube, Ph.D. (Associate Director, Writing Center, Lecturer, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences) teaches Introduction to College Writing; Issues and Topics in Second Language Writing; Writing Across Cultures; and Composition Theory all using technology and Writing Intensive formats. She earned her bachelors from Merrimack College, and received her master’s in English Literature from University of New Hampshire and her doctorate in Adult and Transformative Education from Lesley University.
Michael Stroud, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychology Department) Professor Stroud received his bachelors in biopsychology at the University of California Santa Barbara and earned his masters in psychological science from California State University, Chico. His PhD is in cognitive psychology is from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Michael teaches a wide range of courses, include the Honors Intro to Psychology.