Honors Faculty Fellows

‚ÄčThe Honors Program Faculty Fellows provide Honors students with a resource person familiar with the both the academic college and the Honors Program requirements.  Honors Faculty Fellows, in consultation and collaboration with the Honors Program Director and College Deans, participate in and help to enhance existing Honors activities such as academic advising, capstone mentoring, curricular structures and programming opportunities.  Following are the individuals who currently hold these positions.

Faculty Fellow Role:

  • Promote student involvement in faculty-mentored research within the college
  • Assist with Honors Senior Capstone Project advising (either directly advising capstone projects or connecting Honors students to appropriate faculty in the college)
  • Connect students with faculty in the college who have similar academic and personal interests
  • Work with students to explore majors within the college that are appropriate for their career goals
  • Organize special events, such as "Meet the Dean" and professional networking nights


College of Education and Human Services Faculty Fellow

Dr. Kristina Rouech

Professor, Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Assisting students with major/minors in: Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Child Development, Early Childhood Development and Learning, Family Studies, Gerontology, Interior Design, Nutrition, Dietetics, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services, Outdoor and Environmental Recreation, Recreation and Event Management, and Therapeutic Recreation.

To make an appointment with Dr. Rouech here is her contact info:

  • EHS Building 412I
  • 989-774-1106



College of Health Professions Faculty Fellow

Dr. William Saltarelli

Professor, School of Health Sciences

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Assisting students with major/minors in: Public Health Education, Environmental Health and Safety, Exercise Science, Health Administration, School Health Education, Community Health, Health Fitness, Substance Abuse Education: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment, Communication Disorders

To make an appointment with Dr. Saltarelli please sign up on his office door-

HP 1177, or send him an email

  • Health Professions Building 1177
  • 989-774-3584



College of Business Administration Faculty Fellow

Dr. Crina Tarasi

Associate Professor, Marketing

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Assisting students with major/minors in: Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Business Administration, General Management, Hospitality Services Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law & Economics, Logistics Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing: Professional Sales Concentration, Personal Financial Planning, Purchasing and Supply Management, Real Estate: Development & Finance.

To make an appointment with Dr. Tarasi here is her contact info:

  • Smith 107
  • 989-774-3092



College of Humanities and Social Behavioral Science Faculty Fellow

Dr. Jonathan Truitt

Associate Professor of Colonial Latin American and World History

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Assisting students with major/minors in: Anthropology, Cultural and Global Studies, English Literatures, Language and Writing, English-Creative Writing, English-Technical and Professional Writing, Ethics, Values and Society, French, German, History, Military Science, Museum Studies, Certified Nonprofit Professional Program, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science, Political Science-International Relations, Political Science-Public & Nonprofit Administration, Psychology, Religion, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Sociology: Social and Criminal Justice, Sociology: Youth Studies, Spanish, Spanish-Business Concentration, Women and Gender Studies, Sustainability and Environmental Policy

To make an appointment with Dr. Truitt here is his contact info:

  • Powers 157
  • 989-774-2668