St. Bonaventure University

Honors Council


Program Director


Megan Walsh, professor of English, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. (2010) and M.A. (2006) in English, Temple University; B.A. (2003) in History and English (Honors), University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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.

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, dean of the 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.

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.

Megan Walsh, professor of English, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. (2010) and M.A. (2006) in English, Temple University; B.A. (2003) in History and English (Honors), University of Wisconsin-Madison.