Professors Emerit

While Robert D. Clark laid the foundation for Clark Honors College, faculty members built upon it and created the innovative, curiosity-driven community we call our academic and learning home today.

CHC faculty members do more than teach: they advise, coach, and mentor students in order to help them reach their highest potential. Each faculty member mentors remarkable students, helps them answer big, important questions, and guides them toward a rewarding path in life.

Emerit*, emeritus or emerita are honorary titles for retired faculty members who wish to continue contributing to CHC in ways beneficial to our community. Our emeritus faculty members have inspired our students to become humanitarians, social justice workers, doctors who treat their patients with empathy, lawyers who fight for human rights, journalists who tell the stories of those who can’t, and researchers seeking to find solutions and tackle the world’s greatest problems.

If our faculty and students are the beating heart of CHC, the emerits who came before them are the soul. Their contributions endure in every former student, in every life path our alumni have chosen, and in the excellence that lives vibrantly at CHC.  

* Emerit is a de-gendered title adopted by the UO Faculty Senate as more inclusive than Latin titles emeritus and emerita.



Henry Alley

Professor Emeritus of Literature
Clark Honors College
Research Interests: Contemporary American Fiction, Short Stories, George Eliot, Jane Austen, The Novel, Gay Men's Literature

Louise Bishop

Associate Professor Emeritus of Literature
Clark Honors College
Phone: 541-346-0733
Office: 212 Chapman Hall
Research Interests: Medieval Literature, especially Middle English literature; Medievalism

Suzanne Clark

Professor Emerita

Stephen Fickas

Professor Emeritus
College Scholars, Computer Science, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-3964
Office: 309 Deschutes Hall
Research Interests: Data Science, Machine Learning in production, Interdisciplinary applications, Urban Planning, Environmental Science

Joseph Fracchia

Professor Emeritus of History
Clark Honors College
Phone: 541-346-2516
Office: 306 Chapman Hall
Research Interests: German Social and Intellectual History, Historical Theory, Philosophy of History, History of Philosophy

David Frank

Professor of Rhetoric
Clark Honors College
Phone: 541-346-4198
Office: 210 Chapman Hall

Steven Shankman

Professor Emeritus
UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace
Comparative Literature, English, Judaic Studies Program, Philosophy Department, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-3997
Office: 373 PLC
Research Interests: Comparative literature, the classical tradition in English and American literature, the eighteenth century, and the history of literary theory