Richard Badenhausen

Richard Badenhausen, Ph.D

Full-Time Exec and FAC
Dean, Honors College
Provost's Office


Phone: 801.832.2460


Office Location: Nunemaker

Office Hours: MW 01:00PM 02:00PM,MW 04:00PM 05:00PM


Ph.D. University of Michigan Ann Arbor
M.A. University of Michigan Ann Arbor
B.A. Colgate University


A leader in the national Honors community, Richard Badenhausen is past president of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), a 2-time member of the NCHC Board of Directors, and an editorial board member of HIP: Honors in Practice. He has served as an Honors consultant and reviewer at 20 colleges and universities around the country. Badenhausen has delivered more than 50 national presentations on Honors education and regularly publishes in journals like JNCHC: The Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. In 2011, he was named an NCHC Fellow; and in 2016 he received NCHC?s Sam Schuman Award for Excellence at a Four-Year Institution. Over the past 25 years, Professor Badenhausen has published widely on the work of T. S. Eliot and modernist literature, including T. S. Eliot and the Art of Collaboration (Cambridge UP). At Westminster, he teaches classes in the humanities, theories of place, and trauma studies. He is the 2014 recipient of the college's Gore Excellence in Teaching award and two-time winner of Westminster's Manford A. Shaw Publication Prize. He is married to an attorney and has two children.

Richard Badenhausen