Meet the Staff

Dr. W. Brian Newsome

Dean for Curriculum and Honors
Professor of History
Wenger Hall 004

Jean-Paul Benowitz

Director of Student Transition Programs and Prestigious Scholarships & Fellowships
Wenger Hall 009
Professor Benowitz teaches Honors First Year Seminar: An American Journey: Exploring Democracy with Alexis de Tocqueville ;Honors 201: Elizabethtown History: Campus and Community; Honors 205: Honors Leadership Theory.

  • Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships Advising
  • Honors First Year Seminar Academic Advising
  • Honors Student Council
  • Honors Living Learning Community
  • Local History Faculty and Student Supervised Research Projects (Signature Learning Experience)
  • Director of the Momentum Program
  • Faculty Advisor for the Momentum Society
  • Summer, Fall, and Winter Student Orientation Programming

Linda Hinson '89

Program Assistant
Wenger Hall 003

General assistance and information about program:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Managing student records and database
  • Supervising Honors Course registrations (RBI via
  • Receiving incoming documents and requests (course contracts, academic grants, finalized theses, etc.)
  • Processing expenditure reimbursements
  • Scheduling use of Honors Center space
  • Supervising Student Assistants
  • Coordinating with Honors Student Council