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Dr. Scott Cook
Honors Coordinator
Associate Professor of History
(931) 393-1738
Simon Hall 111

Fayetteville Center Honors Program

Dr. Scott Cook, Honors Coordinator, Simon Hall 111, 931-393-1738
Service Learning I-IV

I have taught for Motlow College since the 2001-2002 academic year, and my work with the Honors Program since 2008-2009 has been a truly rewarding activity. The collegiality, determination, and desire to learn among Honors Students make the program an enjoyable academic experience for Honors faculty and students alike. The smaller class sizes and abilities to think and to discuss the curriculum critically and freely set the Honors Program apart from traditional classes. "Don't believe everything that you think" is a maxim that largely defines my attitude toward Honors education."

Dr. Stephen Guerin, Simon Hall 216, 393-1703:
General Psychology Honors

I hold a bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degree in psychology and was a licensed clinical psychologist for many years before retiring from clinical practice to pursue full-time college teaching. I have taught college psychology courses for over 20 years and for the past five years have been a full-time associate professor of psychology and Chair of the Department of Social Science at Motlow State.

My philosophy of education is best articulated by W.B. Yeats who famously said , "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." Toward that end I strive to instill in my honors students a passion for honest intellectual inquiry melded with keen critical thinking skills and an appreciation for objective scientific evidence as a basis for judgment and understanding of the psychological working of people.

Dr. Michael Hartman, Fayetteville Center Room 5, ext. 3020
British Literature Honors, World Literature Honors, Film Studies Honors Seminar, and World Mythology Honors Seminar

Bio coming soon...

Dr. Hal Werlein, Professor of English, Simon Hall 111, (931) 393-1738
English Composition I and II Honors

I then attended the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, graduating in 1958 with a major in English. After that, I attended Columbia University in the City of New York, graduating with an M.A. degree in English and Comparative Literature in 1961. I did graduate work towards a doctorate in French with minors in German and Spanish at Louisiana State University in 1959-61 and 1963-65.

I returned to Columbia University in 1966 and did graduate work towards a Ph.D. in comparative literature, specializing in The Renaissance. I also taught English at Hunter College on a part-time basis. I began teaching at Motlow about twenty-four years ago, where I have been teaching English and French. In 1993, I received my D.A. degree from Middle Tennessee State University in English.

My philosophy of Honors education is that the best students in any school should receive the most challenging education that can be afforded them. Honors students should be exposed to the best that has been thought and said in Western culture. In Honors classes they should have the opportunity to express themselves to other students of equally high quality in hopes of becoming better people and worthy leaders of their contemporaries.