Honors Program administrators, faculty and students work together to create a vibrant interdisciplinary learning community.
Dr. Kyle William Bishop
Dr. Kyle William Bishop is a third-generation professor at Southern Utah University, where he directs the Honors Program and teaches courses in American literature and culture, film studies, and fantasy/horror literature. He has presented and published a variety of articles on popular culture and cinematic adaptation, including Metropolis, Night of the Living Dead, Fight Club, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawn of the Dead, The Birds, Zombieland, and The Walking Dead. He received a PhD in English from the University of Arizona in 2009, and his dissertation on the cultural relevance of zombie cinema became American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture, available through McFarland & Co., Publishers. He is currently working on another book about the contemporary proliferation of zombie culture, and he can be followed on Twitter @DrWalkingDead.
Jayci Bash, MPA
Jayci Bash has worked with the Honors Program since 2012. First as the Program Specialist and currently as the Associate Director. She earned her Master of Public Administration degree from SUU in 2015 with an emphasis on Student Affairs in Higher Education. Jayci's passions include spending time outside, traveling, hanging out with her two kiddos and going on adventures. She is a project leader for the National Collegiate Honors Council Partners in the Parks program, taking Honors Students into National Parks for week-long academic adventures. She also serves on the SUU Allies on Campus Committee.