SusanEdgertonSusan Edgerton, Co-Director 

Professor Edgerton has been co-director of the MCLA Honors Program with Matt Silliman (philosophy) since 2009. She became full time director Fall 2015. Susan has been a professor of education since 1991, at MCLA since 2004. In Fall 2015 she joined the Interdisciplinary Studies department at MCLA. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in organic chemistry from Louisiana Tech University, and a doctorate in curriculum theory, specializing in literature and cultural studies, from Louisiana State University. She has taught graduate curriculum theory, qualitative research, ethics in education, and the honors Nature of Human Nature course.

Zack FinchZachary Finch, Co-Director 

Professor Finch currently co-directs Honors with Susan Edgerton and will become full Director of the program in Fall 2018.   An Associate Professor in English,  Finch teaches courses in creative writing, literary and cultural studies.   He holds a PhD in English from SUNY Buffalo, an MFA from Warren Wilson’s Writing Program, and a BA from Dartmouth College. 


JenniferDermadyJennifer Dermady, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer has been working at MCLA for over six years, supporting both the Honors program and the English/Communications department. Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in English from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.