Stony Brook University Center for News Literacy
"My initial engagement in an Honors College 106 Seminar has opened a roadway to an
intellectual exchange with students majoring in a variety of disciplines who are not
only intelligent, but open-minded, extremely innovative, and very creative. Teaching
in the honors college has been a rewarding experience that has resulted in the construction
of a two way street of intellectual discourse where I have arguably learned as much
as my students."
Catherine Marrone, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University Department of Sociology
"I have enjoyed every minute I have had with my students from the Honor's College. I
walk away from our meetings--and from their presentations pretty much, awestruck."
Peter H. Khost
Stony Brook University Department of English
"I consider it a great privilege to be associated with the Honors College, and I try
to ensure that students feel the same. Learning to make the most of membership in
such a vibrant and close-knit community may be one of the best lessons I can impart,
because that helps students to look for and create similar circumstances wherever
they go. To paraphrase a scholar in my field, school is short but life is long.
So I teach with the big picture in mind: how can we make what we do in our course
significant to what you are doing now and to where you are going? For my part, this
involves teaching the student, not (just) the subject. For students’ part, this entails
engaging and experimenting. I want to expand not only their knowledge, but also their
expectations and tactics for living well."
Stony Brook University Department of Computer Science
"Teaching Honors 301 has been among the most rewarding experiences of my teaching
career. My course content focuses on visions of the future drawn from luminaries such
as Alvin Toffler, Kevin Kelly, and Ray Kurzweil. Students are asked to reflect on
how technology has impacted their lives and community; and through a book report,
a research project, and various assignments they try to visualize their concept of
what the future holds for society. Their final projects have been amazing - everything
from graphic novels, musical compositions, poetry and short stories, to video games,
documentaries and 3d animations, sensor-driven jewelry, 3D printed objects, and even
a pop-up book. The Honors College students are mature, empathetic, creative, and engaged
with the material. They possess sophisticated critical thinking skills. Classroom
discussion is lively. Their optimism is inspiring, and their concern for the future
is galvanizing. It’s been with great pleasure that I have been able to do further
work with some of the Honors students outside of 301, developing software applications
that address their concerns about society, and harnessing technology for social good."
Miryam Laifer, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University Department of European Languages, Literature, and Cultures
"I have had the honor and pleasure to be a member of the Honors College Faculty for
the past two years. My students have been wonderful. They are interesting, interested,
highly motivated, energetic, and very inquisitive. They are curious about many different
points of view, and are always eager to debate them, with excellent arguments. I team
teach one course with Professor Sue Sisto (Science) and Professor Meg Schedel (Music),
who are experts in their fields. This terrific educational environment has been created
by Professor Anne Moyer, who is leading the Honors College in a most positive direction. I
am proud to be a part of the Honors College Community."