General Information

Office: Stephens Hall, Room 302
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 410-704-4677
Fax: 410-704-4916

Mailing Information

Towson University
Honors College
Stephens Hall, Room 302
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Terry Cooney

Terry A. Cooney, Ph.D.

Honors College Rector

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts



Liberal Arts, Room 2231D






Terry A. Cooney has a distinguished career of effective teaching, recognized scholarly achievement and broad based administrative experience. He graduated from Harvard College in 1970, pursued graduate work in history at SUNY Stony Brook and received his Ph.D. from that institution in 1976. He joined the University of Puget Sound as an assistant professor in 1976, moving through the faculty ranks to appointment as full professor in 1988. From 1989 to 1995, he served as associate academic dean of the University of Puget Sound. From 1997 to 2004, he served as academic vice president and dean of the university, and during the spring semester of 2001, he served as acting president of the University of Puget Sound during a presidential sabbatical. In addition to serving as the Honors College Rector, Dr. Cooney is also the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Towson University.

Dr. Alison McCartney

Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Ph.D.

Honors College Faculty Director

Professor of Political Science



Stephens Hall, Room 302A

Liberal Arts 3230






Alison McCartney is professor of political science in the Department of Political Science. Currently in her 16th year at Towson University, she has served as director of the international studies program, chair of the Faculty Committee on Service-Learning, and co-founder of the TU-Baltimore County Public Schools Model United Nations program, in addition to numerous other committee responsibilities. In 2007, Dr. McCartney won the University of Maryland Regents Awards for mentoring. Her publications include works on civic engagement education and contemporary German foreign policy; research interests including civic engagement and European politics (specializing in Germany, Poland, the European Union and Russia). Her teaching interests are civic engagement, European politics, foreign policy and general international relations. She is a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and president of the Political Science Education section of APSA; Ph.D. University of Virginia.

Rio Napoli

Rio Napoli, M.A.

Director of Co-Curricular Programs and Constituent Relationships



Stephens Hall, Room 302C







Rio Napoli is the Director of Co-Curricular Programs and Constituent Relationships for the Honors College. In this role, Rio takes the lead in planning many of the major events in the Honors College including orientation, convocation, and the Celebration of Scholarship and Learning. Rio also works with the Honors College Student Directors and others on many events within the College and Douglass House during the year. In addition, Rio works to strengthen connections with alumni and parents in support of a vital Honors community. Furthermore, she coordinates efforts regarding distinguished scholarships and fellowships for Towson students. Rio holds a bachelor’s degree from Stockton University and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Rowan University. She joined us from Rowan University where she was the Assistant Director of the Chamberlain Student Center and previously the Assistant Director for Programming and Special Events. Earlier, she was an Area Coordinator at the York College of Pennsylvania. Prior to earning her graduate degree, she worked in Orientation and Public Relations at Stockton University.

Abram Fox

Abram Fox, Ph.D.

Honors College Coordinator



Stephens Hall, Room 302B






Abram Fox is the Honors College Coordinator at Towson University, where he oversees the Honors application and admissions processes, advises freshmen and sophomore students on the successful completion of their Honors College requirements, manages assessment tracking procedures, and maintains the Honors website. He also teaches an HONR 370 special topics course, Comics: Art and Visual Culture. Prior to joining Towson University, Dr. Fox worked at the University of Maryland, College Park as Honors Humanities Program Coordinator. He earned his Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as an M.A. in Art History and Archaeology and B.A. degrees in History and Art History and Archaeology.

Graduate Assistant

Stacy Davis smiling and looking at camera

Stacy Davis '18, M.S. '20


Hometown: Centreville, MD

Major: Forensic Science



Student Directors


Student director Rachael Daudelin smiling and looking at the camera

Rachael Daudelin '20


Hometown: Dallastown, PA

Major: English



Student director Kai Johnson, facing the camera and smiling

Kai Johnson '19


Hometown: Salisbury, MD

Major: Economics



Student director Matthew Miklosovich, facing the camera and smiling

Matthew Miklosovich '19


Hometown: Kingsville, MD

Major: Exercise Science



Student Workers

Alexus Addison '19

Bria Johnson '20

Noah Kalodner-Martin '21

Juliet Magee '20

Sarah Malik '20

Gina Rinaldi '19