YPSILANTI - Megan K. Moore, an associate professor of anthropology at Eastern Michigan University, has been named the new associate dean of the EMU Honors College.
The Honors College serves more than 1,000 students from across all of the University's colleges and academic departments. It takes pride in its diverse and academically outstanding student body.
"Dr. Moore will be a vital addition to our leadership team, as she is well suited to leading initiatives pertaining to faculty outreach and training and the promotion of student involvement in undergraduate research and study abroad," said Ann Eisenberg, director of the Honors College. "Her experience in interdisciplinary research and teaching will be an asset for the Honors College as we support outstanding students in advancing high academic aspirations that bring prestige to the institution."
Moore holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and started teaching at EMU in 2013. Her passion for anthropology has led her to conduct research in France, Turkey, and across the United States. She has identified remains from the 1974 war between Turkey and Greek Cyprus and has analyzed what is believed to be the remains of Casimir Pulaski, a famous Revolutionary War general. Moore also serves as a forensic anthropology consultant for Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.
"I have long recognized the value of an honors education, especially within a large university setting," said Moore. "I, too, have a B.A. with Honors and completed an honors thesis on bioarchaeology in Cyprus, which was funded through an Honors summer research grant at that institution. I have been a faculty member at EMU now for nine years, served as the Honors advisor for the anthropology program since 2016, and supervised 17 Honors theses in that time.
"In fact, the Honors College at EMU has helped to support my students’ research, enabling them to do research overseas with me in both France and Turkey," she continued. "My research interests in biological anthropology represent the intersection of the natural and social sciences. I see this as an opportunity to collaborate with Honors students and faculty mentors from a wide variety of disciplines across EMU's campus. This is a fantastic opportunity for my story to come full circle and to serve the amazing Honors students at Eastern Michigan University as the associate dean of the Honors College. I will be able to support students’ Honors thesis research, study abroad opportunities, provide workshops for honors theses, oversee the Star Lecture Series, and help create the community for them that will last a lifetime."
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