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Faculty in the Capital Honors Scholars Program – 2013-2014

Capital Scholars Honors professors are among the best teachers and scholars at UIS, and come from among the best graduate schools from around the nation and the world.

Each devotes one or two courses per year to the CAP curriculum, and also teaches upper division or graduate courses in one of UIS’s majors, minors, or graduate programs.

Many of the CAP faculty, listed below, have links to their email addresses. Feel free to contact any of them about CAP or their discipline.

If you are interested in teaching for the CAP Honors Program, click here for information regarding the process for proposing a CAP Honors course.


Kanwal Alvarez
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biology
Email Kanwal Alvarez

CAP 141- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I
CAP 142- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II


Heather Bailey
Associate Professor, History
Email Heather Bailey

CAP 226-What is Power?


Kristi Barnwell
Assistant Professor, History
Email Kristi Branwell

CAP 123- How Do You Know?


Keith Burton
Associate Professor and
Interim Associate Dean, CLAS
Email Keith Burton

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Donna Bussell
Associate Professor, English
Email Donna Bussell

CAP 226-What is Power?


Karen Guthrie-Coleman
Recruitment & Advising Coordinator, CAP Honors Program
Email Karen Guthrie-Coleman

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Jonathan GoldbergBelle
Director, Office of International Programs
Email Jonathan GoldbergBelle

CAP 122- Who Am I?
CAP 352-ECCE: Global Issues


Sharon Graf
Associate Professor, Art; Music; and Theatre
Email Sharon Graf

CAP 122- Who Am I?


James Hall
Associate Professor Emeritus, Management Information Systems
Email James Hall

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Dorothy Hemmo
Clinical Assistant Professor, Library Administration
Email Dorothy Hemmo

CAP 122- Who Am I?


Amie Kincaid
Associate Professor, Communication
Email Amie Kincaid

CAP 122- Who Am I?


William Kline
Associate Professor CLAS Dean’s Fellow, Liberal & Integrative Studies
Email William Kline

CAP 225- What is Good?


Marc Klingshirn
Director, CAP Honors Program
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Email Marc Klingshirn

CAP 141- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I
CAP 142- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II
CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Elise LoBue
Adjunct Instructor
Email Elise LoBue

CAP 253- ECCE: Global Issues
CAP 123- How Do You Know?


Ethan Lewis
Associate Professor, English
Email Ethan Lewis

CAP 225- What is Good?


Shoon Lio
Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
Email Shoon Lio

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors
CAP 122- Who Am I?


Michael Murphy
Assistant Professor, Women &Gender Studies
Email Michael Murphy

CAP 351- ECCE Global Issues
CAP 402- Senior Seminar


Henry Nicholson
Associate Professor Emeritus, Communication
Email Henry Nicholson

CAP 254- ECCE Global Issues
CAP 122- Who am I?


Juanita Ortiz
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Email Juanita Ortiz

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Nicole Overcash
Instructor, CAP Honors Program
Email Nikki Overcash

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors
CAP 111- Honors Composition
CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing
CAP 122- Who Am I?
CAP 402- Senior Seminar
CAP 371- Peer Mentoring


Richard Pamenter
Instructor, Biology
Email Richard Pamenter

CAP 141- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I
CAP 142- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II


Vicki Perkins
Instructor, CAP Honors Program
Email Vicki Perkins

CAP 111- Honors Composition
CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing
CAP 402- Senior Seminar


Jaclyn Peterson
Instructor, CAP Honors Program
Email Jaclyn Peterson

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors
CAP 111- Honors Composition

CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing

CAP 402- Senior Seminar


Maria Ray
Adjunct Instructor, CAP Honors Program
Email Maria Ray

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Tiffani Saunders
Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
Email Tiffani Saunders

CAP 122- Who Am I?


Stephen J. Schwark
Professor, Political Science
Email Stephen Schwark

CAP 225- What is Good?


Peter Shapinsky
Associate Professor, History
Email Peter Shapinsky

CAP 354- ECCE Global Issues


Frances Shen
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Director, CAP Mentoring
Email Frances Shen

CAP 371- Peer Mentoring


Aaron Shures
Associate Provost/
Director of Bussiness & Financial Analysis
Email Aaron Shures

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors
CAP 402- Senior Seminar


Amy Spies
Coordinator of Composition &
Academic Student Support, CAP Honors Program
Email Amy Spies

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors
CAP 111- Honors Composition
CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing

CAP 402- Senior Seminar


David Szabo
Teaching Lab Specialist, Chemistry
Email David Szabo

CAP 141- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I
CAP 142- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II


Milissa Thibodeaux-Thompson
Associate Professor, Art; Music; and Theatre
Email Milissa Thibodeaux-Thompson

CAP 122- Who Am I?


David Towers
Visiting Instructor, Psychology
Email David Towers

CAP 122- Who Am I?


Roy Wehrle
Professor Emertius, Economics & Public Affairs
Email Roy Wehrle

CAP 255- ECCE Global Issues


Clifford White 
Instructor, CAP Honors Program
Email Cliff White

CAP 111- Honors Composition
CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing
CAP 361- Peer Tutoring
CAP 402- Senior Seminar

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