Honors Program News

Interning and Studying in Israel
Clarkson University Honors Student Benjamin Bomze

Clarkson University Honors Program junior Benjamin "Buddy" Bomze completed an internship in Israel this summer, and has remained for the fall semester to study abroad at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Above, he visits an active construction site while working in Tel Aviv at IBI Group, an international architecture firm focusing on public transportation infrastructure.

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"Pre-Frosh" Researchers
Clarkson University Honors Students First Year

Eight incoming Clarkson University Honors Program students took part in the "Pre-Frosh" Summer Research Program, this past summer. Front row (left to right): Madison Morsey, Semih Gultekin, Elise Smith, Gianna Voce, Rachel Gentile. Back row: Robert Davis, Conor Powers, Jesse Dykes.

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Meet Our Staff

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Kate Krueger
Director of the Honors Program

Dr. Kate Krueger is a Professor of Literature who received her MA and PhD in English from the University of Iowa. She has two decades of experience in Literature, Women and Gender Studies, Service Learning and Community Engagement, and Honors. As Director of Honors, she oversees everything from curriculum to advising to service, and she also advises seniors and teaches several courses in Honors. When she's not reading, she's visiting museums or state parks with her partner Steve and son Theo.

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Kearney Coupland
Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Kearney Coupland is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Honors and advisor to the sophomore Honors students. She received her PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies and is a landscape architect by profession who works with communities who are relocating due to climate change. She teaches courses on Community Engagement and on interdisciplinary Humanities for Honors, as well as advising the sophomores. She loves winter sports and hockey, and in the summer can be found in a kayak on the water.

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Davis Rogers
Assistant Director of Honors 

Davis Rogers is the Assistant Director of Honors. Born and raised in the North Country, Davis returned in 2019 to work at Clarkson University and live closer to his family. An outdoor exploring and adventuring enthusiast, Davis spends his days out there and his nights in by the fire, reading parts of books, playing boardgames with his family and loved ones, and surrounded by his many pets.

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Golshan Madraki
Associate Director of the Honors Program

Dr. Golshan Madraki, the Associate Director of Honors, shepherds the Honors Capstone Projects, advises juniors, and teaches Honors Capstone courses. She is also an Assistant Professor of Engineering and Management who received her Ph.D. degree in Industrial and System Engineering from Ohio University in 2017 and her M.S. degree in Management in 2013 from Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran. Golshan loves to travel with her family and friends and spends her free time watching movies and working out.

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Richard Dub
Visiting Assistant Professor of the Honors Program

Dr. Richard Dub is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Honors and advisor to the first-year Honors students.  He was born and raised in a brewery in Canada. After receiving his Masters and Ph.D. in philosophy, he spent four years in Switzerland at a center for the study of emotions before arriving at Clarkson. His area of specialization is the philosophy of mind and he has research interests in topics that include psychopathology, the emotions, and AI. He teaches Ethics and Philosophy of Science for Honors. He'll happily talk to you about these topics or about his other interests in movies or coding or games (of the board, video, or logic varieties).