Honors Program Faculty Advisory Committee (HPFAC)
Dr. Diane Brewer, BA, PhD
Theatre History and Criticism / Professor
Room 109A, Hyde Hall
"I want my students to feel challenged and inspired to continue exploring the connection between their own values and the theatre they create," Dr. Brewer notes. "I enjoy teaching UE Honors students because they keep me on my toes. They often ask questions I've never considered and come up with solutions I've never imagined. In that way, they reaffirm why I teach – to keep learning."
Dr. Brewer holds a BA in drama from Tufts University and a PhD in theatre from UCLA. Her areas of expertise include theatre history and dramatic criticism, and she also dramaturgs and directs productions for the UE theatre department. Her articles have been published in The Dramaturgy Protocol, The Dramaturgy Sourcebook (vol. 4), Theatre Topics, PAJ: Performing Arts Journal, and HowlRound at the Center for Theater Commons. She has received such honors as the Dean's Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Evansville and a Certificate of Merit for Dramaturgy from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Dr. Daniel Byrne
Room 344, Olmsted Hall
Dr. Vincent Campese
Assistant Professor/Psychology and Director of Neuroscience Program
Dr. Alison Jones
Co-Department Chair / Assistant Professor of Education
Room 322, Graves Hall
Dr. Jones began her teaching career in Tacoma, Washington, teaching high school special education. Relocating to Orlando, Florida, Dr. Jones taught middle school social studies in the AVID program. After a move to Evansville, Dr. Jones taught high school social studies at a private online school. Dr. Jones has served in various teaching roles, including team leader, department chair, in-service trainer, and new teacher mentor. In Orlando, Dr. Jones was recognized as her school's Social Studies Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year. Dr. Jones was the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Award in 2022.
Dr. Julie Merkle
Co-Director of the Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence
Room 219, Koch Center for Engineering and Science
Developmental Biology, Genetics, Stem Cell Biology, Reproductive Biology
Dr. Sara Petrosillo
Room 326, Olmsted Hall