I am pleased to introduce myself to you, the Clarkson community, as the incoming director of the Clarkson Honors Program. Originally from Minnesota, I received my PhD in English from the University of Iowa in 2008. I have most recently been the director of honors for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have spent my career in academia developing innovative coursework and experiential learning opportunities for my students. Clarkson Honors is fertile ground for these high-impact educational experiences because the program embraces hands-on learning, deep research and independent thinking. I am thrilled to contribute my energies to Clarkson Honors as we build upon that strong foundation.
I hope to continue to support the tradition of innovation and excellence that distinguishes Clarkson Honors while expanding opportunities for real-world engagement and problem-solving. My vision of Honors includes enhancing community service and leadership opportunities, strengthening relationships with Honors faculty and alumni and expanding the curriculum possibilities to become more flexible and forward-thinking for students in all disciplines throughout their time at Clarkson. I’m so very excited to work with the amazing community of impassioned people at Clarkson as we move into the next generation of Clarkson Honors.
— Kate Krueger, Director, University Honors Program / Professor