Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Distinguished Honors Faculty Program (DHFP)

DHFP discussion over tea

At the Schreyer Honors College we have an inspired program, The Distinguished Honors Faculty Program (DHFP), that at the heart is about sharing information and connecting with some of the most distinguished faculty at Penn State.

Select faculty together with Schreyer Scholars participate in innovative, interactive programs that extend learning way beyond classroom walls.

Sometimes over dinner table conversations, often during field trips, and always in small-group discussions on timely topics, Distinguished Honors Faculty and students share experiences and perspectives that may venture beyond the labels and definition of an academic major or course.

This is a program deeply rooted in the belief that when you create small group learning experiences that are relaxed, well-conceived and special, students and faculty connect with each other in profound ways. Over the past six years, hundreds of inspired programs — from visiting the Smithsonian to learning about the importance of effective and thoughtful end of life communication—our Scholars and our Distinguished Honors Faculty members have participated in transformational learning experiences.

Faculty members submit proposals outlining programs to be offered should they be selected for the program. Typically, faculty are selected to participate in the program for two consecutive academic years.

Announcements about upcoming Distinguished Honors Faculty Program activities will be e-mailed to Schreyer Scholars over the course of the academic year.

Faculty Members

James Adair headshot

James Adair Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Alison Brokowska headshot

Alison Borkowska Instructor, Nutrition

Tobias Brinkmann headshot

Tobias Brinkmann Malvin and Lea Bank Associate Professor, Jewish Studies and History

Darlene Clark headshot

Darlene Clark Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Daniel Falk headshot

Daniel Falk Professor, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Chaiken Family Chair, Jewish Studies

Matthew Jackson headshot

Matthew Jackson Department Head, Telecommunications

Caprice Knapp headshot

Caprice Knapp Senior Lecturer/Research Associate Professor, Health Policy and Administration

Frank Koe headshot

Frank Koe Associate Professor, Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Dana Naughton headshot

Dana Naughton Director, Global Health Minor

James Puckett headshot

James Puckett Associate Professor, Law

Tatiana Seijas headshot

Tatiana Seijas Professor, History

Maura Shea headshot

Maura Shea Associate Department Head, Film/Video and Media Studies

Scott Wing headshot

Scott Wing Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Arts and Architecture


For more information about the Distinguished Honors Faculty Program, please contact:

SHC Academic Team
(814) 865-4257

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