The Honors professional staff have their offices on the fourth floor of the BHC. They’re here to help students, so don’t be shy – strike up a conversation with them! If you have a question and are not sure who to ask, here’s who’s who:
Art Spisak: Director
This is the man who runs the show that is the Honors Program. He’s done a lot to reinvent Honors during his time at Iowa and has a great memory for names. For general questions about the Honors Program, ask Art.
Bob Kirby: Associate Director; ICRU Director
Bob has been working with the University of Iowa for decades and serves as Associate Director to the Honors Program and director of the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU). ICRU offers opportunities to undergrads you can’t find anymore else. For more information on research or Doctor Who, ask Bob.
Andy Willard: Experiential Learning
Andy is the man to go to if you’re looking to fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement for University Honors. He can help you got Honors credit for research, internships, study abroad, and all the other cool stuff you’ve been up to in your free time. For more questions about earning Experiential Learning credit, ask Andy.
Kelly Thornburg: Fellowships Director
Kelly Thornburg is your one-stop shop for all things scholarship and fellowship. She’ll help you find the scholarships you’re looking for and be there to help through every step of an application. For advice on applications, ask Kelly.
Holly Yoder: Advising Director
This is the woman to go to if you hit any road bumps during your time at Honors. She can lead you towards great Honors classes and opportunities, while helping you figure out what works best for you. For advice on life, liberty, and the pursuit of Honors, ask Holly.
Lindsay Marshall: ICRU Assistant Director
Lindsay is your go-to person if you want to get involved with research. She helped start the Hawkeye Undergraduate Research Association (HURA) this year and has some pretty killer stories about Bonnaroo. For help with getting started on research, ask Lindsay.