Honors Program Faculty

Jonathan Allen, Ph.D.Jonathan_Allen

Educational Background


Ph.D., M.A., Princeton University
M.A., McGill University
M.A., B.A., Rand Afrikaans University
B.A., Stellenbosch University


Dr. Allen will be teaching HON 101, Origins Western Values - Antiquity, in the fall semester.  This is Dr. Allen's first semester teaching in the Honors Program.  Dr. Allen serves on the Honors Program Board Committee. 


Gabriel Noah Brahm, Jr.,  Ph.D.G_Brahm



Educational Background

M.A., Ph.D., University of California - Santa Cruz
B.A., University of California - Los Angeles           

Dr. Brahm taught HON 112, Modern Art American Sources, in winter semester.  He looks forward to teaching this class again in the fall.  Dr. Brahm's biography   


Tim_HiltonTimothy Hilton, Ph.D.

Educational Background

A. M., Ph.D., University of Chicago
B.A., Boston College


Dr. Hilton taught HON 211, The Social Sciences, in the fall 2010 semester. This course introduced students to the social issues of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Several of Dr. Hilton's students will be presenting their research this October at the National Collegiate Honors Council's annual conference at Phoenix, Arizona.  Dr. Hilton's biography


Michael Joy, Ph.D.Michael_Joy


Educational Background

M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.A., Carleton College

A dedicated College Quiz Bowl coach, Dr. Joy enjoys working with students from the Honors Program.  He will be teaching HON 201, Origins/Western Values Medieval to Modern, in the fall semester.














Nell Kupper, Ph.D.Nell_Kupper


Educational Background

M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee
B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Nell Kupper, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, has been involved in NMU's Honors Program since 2004.  She frequently teaches HON 111, Modern Art - European Sources, and has served on the Honors Program's Board. 




Lesley Larkin, Ph. D.Lesley_Larkin


Educational Background


M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington
B.A., Linfield College


Dr. Larkin looks forward to teaching HON 112, Modern Art American Sources, in the winter semester.  Welcome, Dr. Larkin!  Dr. Larkin's biography















Alan McEvoy, Ph.D.Alan_McEvoy



Educational Background


M.A., Ph.D., Western Michigan
B.A., Grand Valley State

Professor of Sociology and Department Head, Dr. Alan McEvoy will be teaching HON 211, the Social Sciences, this fall.  The class content will focus on violence in America.  Dr. McEvoy's biography



Russell Prather, Ph.D.Russ_Prather

Educational Background

B.A., University of British Columbia
M.A., University of Washington
M.F.A., University of Washington
Ph.D, University of Washington

Two courses were taught by Dr. Prather in the fall 2010 semester:  HON 111, Modern Art -European Sources, and HON 112, Modern Art-American Sources.  Dr. Prather has taught in the Honors Program for a number of years, and has served on the Honors Program Board.   Dr. Prather's biography