The Honors Program Faculty and Staff

The core members of the Honors Program faculty have offices in the Honors Program, keep regular office hours in Norlin and/or Smith Hall, teach Honors Program courses, support and/or serve on the Honors Council, and play an active role in directing honors theses as well as participating on honors thesis committees.

Our teaching faculty change every semester and are always among the most talented, committed and innovative scholars on the CU Boulder campus. To see our current teaching faculty, visit the list of current courses.

  To learn more about the history of the Honors Program, please visit our history page

  To see our office hours and how to contact staff for assistance, please click here



Amy Palmer, wearing a red sweater, stands in front of lab equipment
Amy Palmer
Director of the Honors Program • Professor of Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program


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Robert Buchwald
Teaching Assistant Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Jeffrey Chadwick
Teaching Assistant Professor
Political Science
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Steven Dike
Associate Director, Honors Residential Academic Program • Teaching Assistant Professor
Dr. Kate Fischer
Kate Fischer
Teaching Assistant Professor • Associate DEI Director, Honors RAP • Assistant Director of Honors Education, MASP
Ali Hatch smiles in front of a tree with golden fall leaves
Alison Hatch
Teaching Associate Professor
Sociology and Women & Gender Studies
A black and white headshot of Dr. Abby Hickcox.
Abby Hickcox
Associate Director of the Honors Program • Advisor of the University of Colorado Honors Journal • Teaching Associate Professor
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Jennifer Schwartz
Teaching Assistant Professor
Psychology and Neuroscience


Dr. Daniel Jones performing.
Daniel Jones
College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program
Dr. Christian Kopff in front of a stained glass window.
E. Christian Kopff
College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program
Dr. Paul Strom pictured in his library.
Paul Strom
College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program


Janelle is wearing a cranberry-colored shirt, eyeglasses, and a bronze metal necklace..  She is standing in front of a desert-like rocky outcropping.
Janelle Henderson
Honors Program Manager
College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program
Photo of Kimberly Quinonez holding her graduation cap standing in front of Norlin Library.
Kimberly Quiñonez
Honors Program Coordinator
College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program