The Honors Program Office is located in the General Education Office, on the bottom floor of Clements Hall (room G02) on Dyer Street, close to the heart of the University.
To meet with the Director, Associate Director, or current Honors students or to visit an Honors class, please email Honors Director Dr. David Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Honors Program Staff
David D. Doyle, Jr.
Dr. Doyle was raised in northern New Hampshire and graduated from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire with a degree in History. A Masterís Degree in American History followed from New York University. Working with historians Martin Duberman, David Nasaw, and Randolph Trumbach, Dr. Doyle completed the Ph.D. in American History from the City University of New York. His fields of interest within American History are the study of gender and sexuality and he is currently at work on a book examining male sexuality in late nineteenth century New York and New England. He has published reviews and articles in Reviews in American History, and The Journal of the History of Sexuality, and the American Historical Association Lesbian & Gay History Newsletter.
Dr. Doyle teaches both sections of the U.S. History survey and an interdisciplinary Cultural Formations course, ďSex in America: An Introduction", which has readings in American history, anthropology, literary criticism, biology, and psychology. Dr. Doyle is the recipient of two of the highest awards at SMU: the Rotunda Outstanding Faculty award ('05-'06) and the "M" Award ('06-'07).
Sally Spaniolo grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. She claims her interest in the study of history and political science developed from living in an area steeped in history and politics. Pursuing these interests, she completed a B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science and a M.A. in History from Michigan State University. As an undergraduate she was a member of the MSU Honors College and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Before coming to SMU and joining the Dedman College Advising Center and the University Honors Program as the Honors Academic Advisor, Ms. Spaniolo served for seven years as an Academic Advisor in the Michigan State University Honors College. She has also held positions in university advancement at the University of Texas at Arlington and in university personnel at the University of Michigan.
Appointed in 2010 as Associate Director of the University Honors Program and the Dedman College Scholars Program, Ms. Spaniolo serves to cultivate programs and events that will foster a community of scholars within Dedman College and the university.
In addition to being a passionate collegiate sports fan, she loves to travel, read and cook for family and friends.
Rachel Stonecipher is a senior Film and Anthropology major and Human Rights and Women's and Gender Studies minor. She comes to SMU from Grapevine, TX.
As Honors Coordinator, Rachel helps with special event planning, the common reading discussion, the mentoring program, online and other media, and course evaluations, and serves on the Honors Advisory Council.
Rachel is president of the Anthropology Club, a member of the Engaged Learning Student Panel and the Scholars' Den Council, and a staff writer for the UHP magazine, Hilltopics. Last summer, using Engaged Learning funds, she conducted independent ethnographic research on empathy and experience among volunteers with the humanitarian border group No More Deaths in Arivaca, AZ. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology, with primary research interests in medical anthropology and the anthropology of experience.