Honors Program Administrative & Student Staff
Susan B. Carrafiello, Ph.D., Director
Dr. Susan Carrafiello, associate professor of history, was appointed director of the University Honors Program in 2001. She is responsible for the program's main objectives, emphases, and purposes. As the key advocate for the Honors Program, she recruits Honors faculty, plans faculty teaching workshops, and fosters development of new Honors courses and new program initiatives. She works with college deans and department chairs to monitor departmental Honors options. Faculty who would like to teach Honors courses should contact her well before a proposed Honors course is to be scheduled. Honors students who have any concerns or suggestions about any aspect of the Honors Program are encouraged to contact her for an appointment.
Alex N. Wenning, M.A., Associate Director
Alex Wenning joined the University Honors Program in January 2008. Wenning holds responsibility for curriculum development, and he provides overall leadership for student development, including the implementation of all phases of enrollment management and student services for Honors students. He manages the Honors scholarship programs for incoming, continuing, and transfer students, and he administers the WSU National Scholarship Resource Center. A former Honors student, Wenning earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Wright State (University Honors Scholar) and a Master of Arts in English from Ball State University.
Jane P. Blakelock, M.A., Faculty-in-Residence
Jane Blakelock is the Honors program’s Faculty-in-Residence. Her role is unique to the Honors Community and exists to support the academic goals of its residents. Ms. Blakelock welcomes the opportunity to help students make satisfying connections between residence hall life and academe, connections that sustain personal and academic growth in and beyond classroom walls. A lifelong area resident, Ms. Blakelock earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wright State, and teaches as a lecturer in the Department of English, where she pilots and supports newer classroom technologies, develops online courses, and supervises college web interns. Her interests include the impact of Web 2.0 technologies and social networking on communication and education; leisurely bicycling; digital photography; amateur live music gatherings; and sharing food and cooking knowledge at informal dinner parties.
Lori K. Dock, Administrative Support Coordinator
A Wright State employee since 1984 and a proud WSU graduate (B.A. English [Professional Writing Concentration]), Lori Dock joined the University Honors Program in August 2005. Her experience at WSU has included supporting the academic and outreach efforts for Developmental Education, Alumni Relations, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Office of Development. She also currently serves as the secretary and treasurer for the Wright State Chapter (252) of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
April is a freshman accounting major from Vandalia, Ohio. In her free time she enjoys dancing, spending time with friends, and listening to music.
Molly is a freshman nursing major from St. Marys, Ohio, who hopes to become a pediatric ER nurse. She enjoys outside activities, including biking, hiking, soccer, swimming, and running, often accompanied by her dog Emma. Other hobbies include reading, drawing, and spending time with family and friends.