St. Bonaventure University

Honors Council


Interim Program Director


Heather McDivitt, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2006; M.B.A., St. Bonaventure University, 2017; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2003; M.Ed., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996; B.A., Grove City College, 1995.

Honors Council Members


Adam Brown, professor of elementary education, School of Education
Ph.D. in educational psychology and statistics, SUNY Albany; M.S. in educational psychology & statistics, SUNY Albany; B.A. in psychology and philosophy (double major), State University of New York at Fredonia.

Aaron Chimbel, associate professor of communication, dean of the Jandoli School of Communication
M.S. in journalism, broadcast concentration, Columbia University, 2003; B.S. in broadcast journalism, Texas Christian University, 2002.

James Fodor, professor of theology, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1991; M.A. in Christian studies, Regent College, 1984; B.A. in religion, North American Baptist College, 1979.

Kellie Gast, assistant professor of chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, SUNY at Buffalo, 2017; M.S. in medicinal chemistry, SUNY at Buffalo, 2016; B.A. in chemistry, Elmira College, 2012.

Thomas Hare, assistant professor of business law, School of Business
LL.M., Corporate Finance Law, Wayne State University, 2006; M.S., Accounting–Taxation Option, University of New Orleans, 2004; J.D., Law, University of Arkansas, 2002; B.S., Accounting (magna cum laude), Alabama A&M University, 1992.

Rene' Hauser, associate professor of education, School of Education
Ph.D. in education/special education, SUNY at Buffalo; M.S.Ed. in exceptional education, SUNY at Buffalo; B.S. in elementary and exceptional education, SUNY at Buffalo.

Heather McDivitt, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2006; M.B.A., St. Bonaventure University, 2017; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2003; M.Ed., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996; B.A., Grove City College, 1995.

Connie Perkins, founding director of the RN to B.S. in nursing program, School of Health Professions
Ph.D. in nursing education, capella University, 2016; MSN in nursing leadership and administration, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, 2013; B.S. in nursing, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, 2010.

Sean Ryan, assistant professor of biology, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. in molecular virology, Case Western Reserve University, 2010; B.A. in biology and chemistry, West Virginia University, 2003.

Scott Simpson, associate professor of chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. in chemistry, SUNY at Buffalo, 2015; B.S. in chemistry, SUNY at Fredonia, 2010.