Honors Council

The Honors Council is the advisory group to the Honors Program.

Its twelve members include faculty from all three of the University’s colleges. Student representatives are elected to the Council by their cohorts for terms of one academic year.

Dr. Season Ellison
Director of the Honors Program
Department: Humanities
Office: HS 336
Phone: (218) 755-3355
Janet Heuer, J.D.
Department: Criminal Justice
Office: BE 307
Phone: (218) 755-2833
Dr. Mahmoud Al-Odeh
Department: Tech Art and Design
Office: BN 229
Phone: (218) 755-2950
Dr. Susan Rickers
Department: Social Work
Office: HS 377
Phone: (218) 755-2835
Dr. Mark Christensen
Department: English
Office: HS 302
Phone: (218) 755-3356
Dr. Jeff Ueland
Department: Geography
Office: HS 238
Phone: (218) 755-2805
Dr. Mary Fairbanks
Department: Nursing
Office: S S207C
Phone: (218) 755-2523
Dr. Janine Wahl
Department: Professional Educ.
Office: BE 327
Phone: (218) 755-3733
Dr. Andrew Hafs
Department: Biology
Office: S 218A
Phone: (218) 755-2789
Dr. James White
Department: Physical Educ.
Office: PE 207
Phone: (218) 755-2766
Dr. Colleen Livingston
Department: Mathematics
Office: HG 362
Phone: (218) 755-2843
Dr. Marty Wolf
Department: Computer Science
Office: HS 361
Phone: (218) 755-2825

Honors Faculty

For over three decades, the Honors Program has been staffed by faculty-at-large who are invited to submit course proposals to the Honors Council for approval. Most Honors courses are team-taught by gifted faculty from widely disparate disciplines.

From its inception, the Honors Program has been dedicated to disciplinary rigor and ongoing classroom experimentation. This dedication creates and maintains the dynamics of the program. As Bemidji State University has expanded its curriculum to include interdisciplinary programs, the Honors Program serves as the model of interdisciplinarity.