Honors College Faculty Fellows

60 remarkable thinkers from across the University.

Pitt Honors Faculty Fellows open minds and doors for Pitt's brightest young talent. They bridge intellectual boundaries, and reimagine the world around them through unique academic lenses — while challenging our students to do the same. 

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Current Faculty Fellows:

Soudi Abdesalam
Department of Linguistics
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Interests: Conversation Analysis, Human-Computer Interface, Sociolinguistics, Connecting linguistics to the community and industry

Jeffrey Aziz
Department of English
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Interests: Literature and science

George C. Bandik
Department of Chemistry
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: The science and art of organic chemistry

Gretchen Bender
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Modern art, feminism, and art history

CB Bhattacharya
College of Business Administration
​Interests: Sustainability, marketing, business ethics

David J. Birnbaum
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Digital humanities, Medieval Slavic texts

Harvey Borovetz
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering
​Interests: Development and engineering of artificial hearts

Paul Bové
Department of English
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Critical literary theory, apolcalyptic literature

Cynthia Bradley-King
Child Welfare Training Program
School of Social Work
​Interests: Child welfare, reprensentation of race, foster care and adoption

Jeffrey Brodsky
Department of Biological Sciences
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Cellular protein folding, misfolding, and human disease 

Judy Cameron
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
Interests: Educational programs bringing data science to youth, neuropsychiatry

Ana Paula Carvalho
Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Applied linguistics, Portuguese

Lillian Chong
Department of Chemistry
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Interests: Biophysics, writing about science

Frayda Cohen
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: China, gender, and food and sustainability

Ellen Cohn
Department of Communication Science and Disorders
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
​Interests: Speech-language pathology, cleft palate and craniofacial disorders, healthcare and other applied communication, telehealth

Yolanda Covington-Ward
Department of Africana Studies
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Congo, Liberia, body and identity in African culture

Mary Crossley
School of Law
Interests: Legal and policy responses to health inequality, disability studies 

Jason Dechant
Department of Health Promotion and Development
School of Nursing
​Interests: Anatomy, nursing, literature about science

Gianni Downs
Department of Theatre Arts
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Scene design, theater arts, undergraduate education

Waverly Duck
Department of Sociology
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Urban ethnography, sociology, community-engaged research

Annmarie Duggan
Department of Theatre Arts
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Lighting design, stage production

Joshua Ellenbogen
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Relationships between painting and photography

Muge Finkel
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
​Interests: Middle East culture and politics, Japanese culture and politics

Michael Glass
Urban Studies Program
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: City identities, growth and development of urban landscapes

Amanda Godley
Department of Instruction and Learning
School of Education
​Interests: Equity and education, urban education, social justice

Michael Goodhart
Department of Political Science
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Global injustice, human rights politics, political responsibility, inequality

Janelle Greenberg
Department of History
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Medieval European law and politics, Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual History

Teresa Hastings
Department of Neurology
School of Medicine
​Interests: Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration

Adriana Helbig
Department of Music
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Eastern European Gypsy music, music therapy, global hip-hop

Bernard Hibbitts
School of Law
Interests: History of the legal profession; ancient law; law and ritual; law and the history of technology; American, English and Canadian legal history

Jana Iverson
Department of Psychology
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Development of communication and movement in infants and toddlers, developmental disorders

Lewis Jacobson
Department of Biological Sciences
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Physiological and hormonal factors that control the degradation of proteins

Delanie Jenkins
Department of Studio Arts
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Contemporary art practices, identity and place

Kristin Kanthak
Department of Political Science
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences​
​Interests: Women in politics, political engagement, undergraduate education

Leonora Kivuva
Department of Linguistics
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Swahili, African culture, social justice

Adam Leibovich
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Interests: Strong and weak interactions of atoms, modern physics

Ilknur Lider
Department of Linguistics
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Turkish language and culture, communication strategies, foreign language proficiency

Steven Little
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Swanson School of Engineering
​Interests: Developing materials to replacate biological function

Andrew Lotz
Department of Political Science
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Intersection of popular culture and politics, political history

Dawn Lundy Martin
Department of English
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: African American poetry, social justice

Clark Muenzer
Department of German
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: German literature and culture, creating lexicons

Audrey Murrell
College of Business Administration
​Interests: Global management and entrepreneurship, empowering women in business

Lisa Nelson
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
​Interests: Science, technology, and society

Nancy Pfenning
Department of Statistics
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Statistics in journalism, statistics education, misuse of statistics around health issues 

Sheila Pratt
Department of Communication Science and Disorders
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
​Interests: Pediatric and adult auditory rehabilitation

Kathryn Puskar
Department of Health and Community Systems
School of Nursing
​Interests: Behavioral health, combining qualitative and quantitative study

Marla Ripoll
Department of Economics
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Mathematical modeling and economics, cross-country differences in income and demographics, the role of intergenerational links on the persistence of inequality, health and the value of life

Joseph Samosky
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering
​Interests: Design and development of medical simulation systems

Cynthia Skrzycki
Department of English
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Journalism, media criticism, media literacy

Jesse Soodalter
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
​Interests: End-of-life care planning, attitudes toward death in society, classics, fine art

George Stetten
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering
​Interests: Image-guided intervention, analysis of medical images

John Stoner
Department of History
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: U.S. and South African history

Alan Sved
Department of Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Brain control of cardiovascular function, fluid homeostasis

Martha Terry
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Graduate School of Public Health
​Interests: Sociocultural aspects of human sexuality, reproductive decision-making, HIV/AIDS and women’s health

Natasha Tokowicz
Department of Psychology
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
​Interests: Language acquisition