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Honors College Tracks

There are currently eleven Honors tracks. Each track is directed by a faculty member who determines the appropriate courses for the track, admits students, and guides the students through the track and thesis project.

Students must enter an Honors track by their junior year in order to be in good standing in the Honors College. Most tracks are comprised of five courses, including courses for the thesis research and writing. Ideally, students will begin their work in the track during their sophomore year and complete the thesis before their last semester at the University.

The Honors College requires all students to pursue a disciplinary major and an Honors track. The track may parallel the major, relate to the major, or be very different from the major. Different tracks have different requirements, and students are encouraged to speak with the track directors before applying to a track. Students enrolled in an Honors track may count track classes toward a second major or a minor. 

Track Directors

Track Directors run individual tracks, mentor many of the Honors students, and help determine the College's curriculum requirements and oversee its mission. 

 

Dr. Robert Benno, Biopsychology 

(973) 720-3440

bennor@wpunj.edu

 

Dr. Bela Florenthal, Business 

(973) 720-3679

florenthalb@wpunj.edu

 

Dr. Bruce Diamond, Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology

            (973) 720-3400

            diamond@wpunj.edu

 

Dr. Amy Learmonth, Cognitive Science 

            (973) 720-2765

            learmontha@wpunj.edu

 

Dr. John Peterman, Humanities

            (973) 720-3030

            petermanj@wpunj.edu


Dr. Susan Dinan, Independent 

            (973) 720-3658

            dinans@wpunj.edu

 

Dr. Karen Swanson, Life Science and Environmental Ethics 

            (973) 720-2589

            swansonk@wpunj.edu

 

Dr. Jeffery Kresky, Music 

            (973) 720-3470

            kreskyj@wpunj.edu

 

Dr. Jill Nocella, Nursing 

            (973) 720-3483

            nocellaj1@wpunj.edu

 

Dr. Philip Cioffari, Performing and Literary Arts

            (973) 720-3053

            cioffarip@wpunj.edu

 

Dr. Neil Kressel, Social Sciences

            (973) 720-3389

            kresseln@wpunj.edu