Office: Stephens Hall, Room 302
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
E-mail: honors AT_TOWSON
Stephens Hall, Room 302
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
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.
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 15th 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; PhD University of Virginia.
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.
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, and manages assessment tracking procedures. 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 also earned his Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Maryland, and currently sits on the boards of directors for the University of Maryland Honors Alumni Network and the Laurel Historical Society.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Computer Lab and Classroom Technology Manager
Stephens Hall, Room 302
Phyllis Gill joined Towson University in 2000, with 7 years in the Honors College. Phyllis runs the daily events of the College, and is the "Go To" person for whatever your questions or needs are. She runs the Honors College Budget, and is the Honors Computer Lab and Classroom Technology Manager. Phyllis is the Curator for the Lieberman Art Collection. She assists the Rector, Faculty Director, and Honors College Coordinator with many assignments. She has earned a Towson University Professional Workplace Certificate along with a Towson Business Certificate.
Hometown: Salisbury, MD
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