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, MFA
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.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Melanie Liddle is the Administrative Assistant for the Honors College and has served in this position for six 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, 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.
Ky Stevens is a graduating with his MA in Technical Communication this May. He graduated from Texas State University in the spring of 2011 with a BA in English Literature and a Philosophy minor. Ky started working at Texas State in 2009 at the Writing Center as a tutor. Since then, he has worked as a business communications specialist and a technical writer. He is passionate about information design, usability testing, visual rhetoric, social media marketing, and web design. He has enjoyed being a Graduate Assistant for the Honors College because of its rich intellectual community, the wonderful faculty and staff, and the academic events he gets to attend. He plans to work as a technical writer when he graduates before going on to pursue a PhD.