Emeritus Faculty

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.

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 emeritus faculty 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.  

Henry Alley

Henry Alley

Professor Emeritus of Literature


ACADEMIC AREAS: Contemporary American Fiction, Short Stories, George Eliot, Jane Austen, The Novel, Gay Men's Literature

Louise Bishop

Louise Bishop

Associate Professor Emeritus of Literature


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

Joseph Fracchia

Joseph Fracchia

Professor Emeritus of History


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

Spring 2021 Office Hours: ​​​​​​

• Mondays: 1:00-5:00 p.m. and by appointment

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