Meet our Faculty

If you teach an honors course, send us your picture and short biography to stephanie.fowler@wichita.edu. 

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Larry Spurgeon (chair), BBA in Finance, JD. He teaches business law, insurance and risk management, and business ethics. His research focuses on academic freedom and the First Amendment.


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Elaine Bernstorf, BME & MME in Special Music Education, PhD in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Her work includes special music education, arts integration and voice disorders.


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Douglas Parham, PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders. His research focuses on child and infant speech development and speech breathing.


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Jeremy Patterson, PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology. His research is in the area of blood flow changes and adaptations in individuals with cardiac and/or metabolic conditions.


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John Perry, PhD in Business. His research includes family business and business policy and strategy.



Michael Hall, BA in Political Science, M.PIA. in International Affairs, PhD in Political Science. His work focuses on finance, politics, and international relations. (not pictured)

Faculty Senate

The Honors Faculty Senate has put in many hours on behalf of enhancing Honors for the future.  We'd like to recognize the 2013-2014 committee members:

Holger Meyer (chair) - LAS Math/Natural Science
Larry Spurgeon - Business
Will Klunder - LAS Humanities
Gemma Blackburn - University Libraries
Jeremy Patterson - Education
Mel Kahn - LAS Social Sciences
Roy Myose - Engineering
Anthony DiLollo - Health Professions
Kimberly Engber - Honors Director
Andrew Longhofer - Student Representative