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Honors EXCEL program names eight new faculty affiliates

honors excel 2020 program affiliates

The Honors College is excited to introduce eight new Honors Experiential and Community Engaged Learning Program Affiliates for the 2020-2022 academic years. 

Program affiliates guide Honors EXCEL students through the development and implementation of their long-term experiential learning projects. By teaching the required Project Development and Summative Experience courses for the program, affiliates support and encourage students throughout the entire Honors EXCEL experience. 

With an incoming class of rising juniors from across WVU and projects including research, community service, global engagement, design, and internships, a broad scope of disciplinary expertise is necessary to support the abundant interests of Honors EXCEL students. These outstanding faculty bring diverse academic experience ranging from evidence-based design practices and technology development to grassroots women’s organizations and peace building in Northern Uganda.

The Honors College is now accepting applications for the Honors EXCEL program on a rolling basis through the end of the summer. Rising juniors who are interested in the learning more about the program can visit or contact

The new program affiliates are:

Gerald Angle, Teaching Assistant Professor, Fundamentals of Engineering Program in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Nancy Caronia, Teaching Assistant Professor of English, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

Elizabeth Claydon, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Public Health.

Annie Cui, Associate Professor and Kmart Chair of Marketing, John Chambers College of Business and Economics.

Lupe Davidson, Woodburn Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Director and Academic Coordinator for Social Justice Affairs, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

Shan Jiang, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

Kristen Matak, Professor of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

Louis Slimak, Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Assessment, Office of the Provost.

Read more about the new program affiliates. 

Contact Dana Huebert Lima at for more information.