Dr. Kevin Dodson, Dean

Dr. Dodson has taught philosophy at Lamar University since 1991 and now holds the rank of Professor.  He attended the University of Washington, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy and was accepted into the UW chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  After a brief rest, Dr. Dodson went on to study philosophy at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, completing his Ph.D. in 1991.  Since then, he has served as an officer in several professional organizations.  Dr. Dodson’s scholarship has focused on the history of modern philosophy, moral and political theory, and the philosophy of history, and he has received support for his work from the German Academic Exchange Service and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  In addition to presenting papers at both national conferences and international congresses, Dr. Dodson has published numerous articles and is a coeditor of the Online Encyclopedia of Enlightenment and Revolution and senior editor of Ways of Knowing:  Classical and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Knowledge (Kendall/Hunt).  Dr. Dodson began serving as Assistant Director in 2004, was appointed Director in 2008, and was appointed Interim Dean in 2013.

Rebekah Maxwell, Coordinator

In September 2015, Rebekah Maxwell joined us as the College Coordinator.  Ms. Maxwell graduated from Lamar University and the Honors Program in 2011 and continued her education by pursuing a Masters of Science Degree in International Marketing at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.  She completed her degree in 2012 and moved back to Texas.  Since then, Ms. Maxwell has remained active in the business and non-profit community and currently serves as the Lamar University Rotaract Club adviser.  She plans events, student programs, and helps to advise students through their time in the Honors College.

Kim Vizena, Executive Assistant

Reaud Honors College Executive Assistant Kim Vizena is the mainstay of our office. Mrs. Vizena joined the Honors College staff in June 2006.