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The Staff of Honors

Heather Galloway

Heather C. Galloway, PhD

Dr. Heather Galloway is a professor of Physics and teaches a wide range of classes including: University Seminar, Freshman Physics, Quantum Mechanics, and Building a Greener Future: One Home at a Time. Her research and professional activities now focus on science education and her favorite part about being the Honors Dean is reading all the honors theses.

Diann McCabe

Diann McCabe, MFA
Director of Academic Development
Co-Chair of the Common Experience

Diann McCabe is a senior lecturer and teaches University Seminar, Teaching Poetry to Children, and Honors Senior Seminar. As Co-Chair of the Common Experience she helps coordinate events in Honors as well as on campus. She is also the chair of the LBJ/MLK Crossroads Memorial Project and serves on the board of the Friends of the Fine Arts and is a board member of the San Marcos Arts Commission. She was a student in the honors program and graduated with a degree in English and a MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Texas State. Her favorite part of Honors is talking to students and faculty about ideas, and helping set those ideas in motion.


Melanie Liddle

Melanie Liddle
Senior Administrative Assistant

Melanie Liddle is the Administrative Assistant for the Honors College and has served in this position for seven years. She earned her BA in History at Austin College and has completed graduate studies in History and Historical Archaeology. Melanie is responsible for scheduling events and meetings, planning and holding receptions, and a multitude of other responsibilities. She is a strong and dedicated presence in the Honors College.


John Hood

John Hood, MFA
Fellowship and Scholarship Advisor

and Student Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) Advisor

A former professor and department chair at Yale, John Hood has pursued a long and eclectic career in the creative arts (theatre, music, literature, writing, architecture, engineering). As a senior lecturer he teaches several popular courses such as Screenwriting and the Art of Storytelling, and develops at least one new honors course each year. He also supervises several honors theses and mentors students who compete for prime international fellowships and scholarships.

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Elissa Myers

Graduate Assistant

Elissa Myers is a graduate student pursuing her M.A. in Literature at Texas State University. Elissa received her B.A. in English with a focus in Literature at Texas State in Spring of 2013. She recently completed her Honors thesis on the works of Amy Levy, a nineteenth-century poet. During the last three years of her B.A., Elissa worked at the Honors College as a student worker. She is thrilled to continue working with the Honors students, faculty, and staff, who make the Honors College the fascinating, dynamic place that it is. When Elissa graduates, she hopes to gain a Ph.D. and become an English professor, focusing on Victorian literature.
Winter Calaway

Winter Calaway

Graduate Assistant

Winter Calaway is a fourth semester graduate student pursuing her M.A. in Anthropology with a specialization in Cultural Anthropology. She also obtained her B.A at Texas State in History. Her thesis research is on the lived experiences of male Mexican immigrants who work in restaurants in Austin, Texas. Winter expects to defend her thesis in August 2014.  She is extremely excited to be involved in such a distinguished organization and all the challenges that come with it.