We like to brag on our faculty in the Honors College. Faculty at Southern Miss are the hardest-working academics you’ll find, and we’re lucky in Honors to have a fine working relationship with the six academic colleges — Health, Arts & Letters, Business, Science & Technology, Nursing, and Education & Technology. These colleges”lend” us their faculty to teach our classes and to guide our students through their senior research projects.
Today at University Research Awards Day a number of professors from across the university who also teach for us in Honors received awards for their research. These professors — like so many of their peers at Southern Miss — are not just good teachers but also first-rate scholars whose work contributes to our understanding of the world around us. Dr. Stan Kuczaj, (who teaches PSY110 for us), Dr. Andrew Wiest (HIS101 and 102), and Dr. Jeff Wiggins (who will teach HON301 in the spring) all won awards. To give you a sense of the depth of these profs’ accomplishments, I’ve posted a YouTube video of Dr. Wiest as he received his award.
Dr. Jay Dean of the School of Music and Dr. Carol Connell of the College of Health also received awards recognizing their work. Congratulations to all of these fine scholars!