Administration and Staff


Maggie Stevenson

Dr. Maggie Stevenson

Director, Honors Program

Hyde Hall 207

Dr. Margaret Stevenson, Associate Professor of Psychology, serves as the Honors Program Director. Dr. Stevenson joined the faculty of UE in 2008. She obtained a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in French from The Ohio State University, and an M.A. and PhD in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stevenson teaches social psychology, research methods, and upper-level courses on topics related to stereotyping, and the intersection of psychology and the law. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to factors that shape juror decision making and the nature of jury deliberations. She also explores perceptions of vulnerable children who enter the legal system, either as victims or as perpetrators of crime. Dr. Stevenson has received several awards, including the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 37’s Section on Child Maltreatment Early Career Award, the APA Division 37 Early Career Professional Award for Service, the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Research, the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Teaching Award, the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award, and the UE Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award.
Cherie Leonhardt

Mrs. Cherie Leonhardt

Asst Dir Honors Program & Coordinator of Veterans Affairs

Olmsted Hall 238

Cherie Leonhardt is the Assistant Director of the Honors Program. About her role, Cherie explains, “As an administrator of the Honors Program, my purpose is to ensure that students feel supported and inspired throughout their experience. My goal is to help them gain as much as possible from their involvement in the program.”|

On working with Honors students, Cherie notes, “I am proud to work with Honors students because they are highly motivated and passionate people. Besides excelling in the classroom, they are involved in all aspects of our campus and take advantage of every opportunity presented to them. The Honors projects they complete are especially interesting to me. Examples of Honors projects range from researching cures for cancer to designing storage devices for wind power generation, and everything in between. The incredible work that they do prepares them for great success after college. I always come away from conversations with Honors students feeling excited about their futures. “

Cherie holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Evansville.


Jayme Williams

Mrs. Jayme Williams

Program Assistant

Koch Center 238

Jayme Williams serves as the Program Assistant for the Honors Program. About her role, Jayme comments, “I enjoy working with Honors students because they are motivated and full of great ideas and plans for the future. My goal is to help the program and its students excel in whatever way I can.” Jayme holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Southern Indiana.

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Room 238, Olmsted Administration Hall