Lynn Huber, associate professor of religious studies and chair of the Department of Religious Studies, will be the new Honors Program director beginning fall 2017. She will succeed the current director, professor of anthropology Tom Mould, after shadowing him throughout the upcoming academic year. Mould will remain on staff as an anthropology professor.
“It was a really hard decision to step down because I love it,” Mould said. “It’s a great program [with] great students. I really believe in the work we’re doing, and I believe in the potential for transformative learning that the Honors Program facilitates.”
Mould said the director position has a four-year term, and his finishes after the 2016-2017 academic year.
“Because it’s a pretty big and important job with so many pieces and parts to it, we like to have the next person in place a year early so they can shadow the director,” he said.
Huber was selected by a committee put together for the position search. Mould said Huber would make a phenomenal director because of her prior experience with Elon.
“The job requires somebody who is very close to undergraduate research and student mentoring,” Mould said. “She’s led the Winter Term course for the Honors Program for three years. Not only does she know the program well, she knows the students well, she connects to them well, she understands the vision and she’s a proven leader on this campus."