Core Faculty

Clark Honors College core faculty members design the honors college curriculum, and teach, advise and mentor students.

Core faculty are not only award-winning teachers, but also active researchers in their fields. Learn more about their fields of study, and opportunities they have for students to get involved, on their profile pages.


Monique Balbuena

Monique R. Balbuena

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies

balbuena@uoregon.edu | 541-346-2311 | 322 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Monique Balbuena is on leave Fall 2017 and Winter 2018

ACADEMIC AREAS: Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies, Sephardic Languages, Ladino, Poetry, French and Francophone Literatures, Latin American Studies


Louise Bishop

Louise Bishop

Associate Professor Emerita of Literature

lmbishop@uoregon.edu | 541-346-0733

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Tues & Wed 1 - 3pm @ 322 Chapman Hall, and by appointment

ACADEMIC AREAS: Medieval Literature, especially Middle English literature; Medievalism


Mark Carey

Mark Carey

Professor of History and Environmental Studies

carey@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8077 | 327 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Tues & Wed 9 - 11am

ACADEMIC AREAS: Glaciers, Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Water Governance, Environmental History, History of Science


Mai-Lin Cheng

Mai-Lin Cheng

Assistant Professor of Literature

cheng@uoregon.edu | 541-346-0123 | 306 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Wed 2 - 4:30pm & Thurs 3:30 - 5pm (no office hours Thurs 1/18 due to the Book Love exhibit opening reception)

ACADEMIC AREAS: Poetry and Prose of the British Romantic Period, Travel Writing, Gender and Genre, Composition


Joseph Fracchia

Joseph Fracchia

Professor Emeritus of History

fracchia@uoregon.edu | 541-346-2516 | 310 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 11:30am - 12pm; Wed 1:30 - 5pm; and by appointment

ACADEMIC AREAS: German Social and Intellectual History, Historical Theory, Philosophy of History, History of Philosophy


David Frank

David Frank

Professor of Rhetoric

dfrank@uoregon.edu | 541-346-4198 | 210 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Mon 9:30 - 11:30am & Tues 1 - 3pm

ACADEMIC AREAS: Argumentation, International Ethics, Rhetorical Theory and History


Melissa Graboyes

Melissa Graboyes

Assistant Professor of African & Medical History

graboyes@uoregon.edu | 541-346-3894 | 326 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Mon 1 - 3pm & Tues 1:30 - 3:30pm

ACADEMIC AREAS: Colonial and Postcolonial African History, Medical History, History of Science, Medical Ethics, Global Health


Samantha Hopkins

Samantha Hopkins

Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Earth Sciences

shopkins@uoregon.edu | 541-346-5976 | 308 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Tues 10am - 12pm @ 308 Chapman Hall; Wed 1 - 3pm @ 151 Cascade Annex

ACADEMIC AREAS: Environmental Change, Mammalian Evolution


Ocean Howell

Ocean Howell

Associate Professor of History and Architectural History

ohowell@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8095 | 206 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Mon & Wed 12 - 2pm

ACADEMIC AREAS: Urban History & Planning, Design and Architecture, History of Race, Gentrification, Defensive Architecture, Youth Culture


Trond Jacobsen

Trond Jacobsen

Director of Forensics and Instructor of Information Science

trond@uoregon.edu | 541-600-0762 | 1715 Franklin Blvd. #104

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 10am - 12pm

ACADEMIC AREAS: Speech and Debate, Scholarly Communication Networks, Political Communication, Legal Proceedings


Vera Keller

Vera Keller

Associate Professor of History

vkeller@uoregon.edu | 541-346-6903 | 208 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Mon 10am - 12pm; Tues 1 - 3pm (No Office Hours Tuesday 1/16 - rescheduled to Thursday 1/18, from 1-3pm)

ACADEMIC AREAS: History of Science


Susanna Lim

Susanna Lim

Associate Professor of Literature

susannal@uoregon.edu | 321 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 10 -11:50am, and by appointment

ACADEMIC AREAS: Russian Literature, History, and Culture; Russian-Asian Cultural Interaction; Korean Studies


Rebecca Lindner

Rebecca Lindner

Assistant Dean & Instructor of Literature

rlindner@uoregon.edu | 541-346-2484 | 110 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Mon 2 - 4pm & Fri 11am - 1pm

ACADEMIC AREAS: Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare, Women’s Writing, Science and Culture, Adaptation Studies, Urban Humanities


Barbara Mossberg

Barbara Mossberg

Professor of Practice in Literature

bmossber@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8752 | 310 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Wed 10:30am - 12:30pm by appt. @ GSH Library; Thurs 10am - 12pm drop-in @ GSH Library; and by appointment

ACADEMIC AREAS: Poetry, Leadership, Drama, Humanities Advocacy, Chaos Theory, Deep Ecology, Eco Lit and Cultural History, American/British Postcolonial and Transatlantic Literature, Women’s Literature, American Studies, Creativity Across Disciplines


Roxann Prazniak

Roxann Prazniak

Associate Professor of History

prazniak@uoregon.edu | 541-346-3345 | 328 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: By appointment only - schedule via email.

ACADEMIC AREAS: History of China and Eurasia, Emergence of Modernity, Transcultural Studies


Elizabeth Raisanen

Elizabeth Raisanen

Director of Undergraduate Advising and Instructor of Literature

raisanen@uoregon.edu | 541-346-4437 | 324 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Mon & Thurs 1 - 4pm; Tues 10am - 12pm

ACADEMIC AREAS: Women Writers of the British Romantic Period, Romantic Drama, Digital Humanities


Daniel Rosenberg

Daniel Rosenberg

Professor of History

dbr@uoregon.edu | 541-346-0520 | 212 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Tues 2 - 3:30pm drop-in @ 212 Chapman Hall; Thurs 2 - 4:30pm by appt. @ Global Scholars Hall (schedule by email)

ACADEMIC AREAS: Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History, Enlightenment, History of Information


Casey Shoop

Casey Shoop

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Literature

cshoop@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8840 | 310 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Mon & Wed 1 - 2pm & 5:20 - 6:20pm

ACADEMIC AREAS: 19th and 20th Century American Literature; Critical Theory; Urban Theory; Literature and Culture of California; Film Studies


Helen Southworth

Helen Southworth

Associate Professor of Literature

helen@uoregon.edu | 541-346-2642 | 323 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours:  Tues 2 - 3:30pm, and by appointment

ACADEMIC AREAS: Modernism, Virginia Woolf, Digital Humanities, Life Writing, Book History, Print Culture, Contemporary Writing, French and English Comparative Literature


Kelly Sutherland

Kelly Sutherland

Assistant Professor of Biology

ksuth@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8783 | 308 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Tues 2 - 4pm @ 473B Onyx Bridge; Wed 2 - 4pm @ 308 Chapman Hall 

Note: Professor Sutherland will be out of the office Jan. 22-26 and Feb. 14-23. For urgent matters, please schedule a meeting with another CHC Core Faculty member.

ACADEMIC AREAS: Marine Organism Propulsion and Feeding in the Fluid Environment


Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Assistant Professor of History

timw@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8798 | 325 Chapman Hall

Winter 2018 Office Hours: Mon 2 - 4pm & Thurs 10am - 12pm

ACADEMIC AREAS: Intellectual & Cultural History, 19th Century United States, Gender & Sexuality, the American South