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If you have any general questions regarding the Honors Program, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the program directors below.
Also, our Honors Facebook group is meant to serve as a virtual forum for all members of the Honors Program. Members are encouraged to post anything that may be of interest to the group or Honors Program.
Mary-Catherine Harrison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Office: Briggs Building, Room 218
Office phone: 313-993-1081
Mary-Catherine Harrison moved to Michigan in 2000 from New Jersey, where she grew up and went to college at Rutgers University. After completing her Ph.D. in English Literature at University of Michigan, she joined the faculty at University of Detroit Mercy in 2008. Her scholarship focuses on 19th-Century British literature and narrative empathy, and she is particularly interested in how literary texts shape readers’ ethical beliefs and behaviors. In addition to spending time with her husband and daughters, she directs Rx for Reading Detroit, a nonprofit children’s literacy initiative at University of Detroit Mercy.
J. Todd Hibbard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Office: Briggs Building, Room 332
Office phone: 313-993-1088
Todd Hibbard is a native Detroiter with a passion for his city. He has lived and taught in many other places in the United States, but was proud to join the University of Detroit Mercy faculty in 2011 and return home. After graduating with a degree in religion from Lee University, he pursued master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!). His scholarly work focuses on Judaism and Christianity in the ancient world, primarily through study of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Beyond his work and family life, he is passionate about three things: good coffee, excellent jazz and the Detroit Tigers.
Faculty in the University Honors Program are gifted and passionate teachers; many of them have won awards for their research and teaching. Honors faculty are selected for their scholarly engagement and their commitment to student-centered undergraduate education at University of Detroit Mercy.