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The Honors College — The University of Texas at Arlington

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Tim Henry, D.D.S.
Assistant Dean
Lecturer, Biology


Dr. Henry oversees student affairs; promotes research faculty and undergraduate students internships; assists students with prestigious non-UTA fellowships; reviews science-based senior projects; advises pre-healthcare undergraduates and addresses student grievances. His duties also include Honors College assessment plans for the University Unit Effectiveness Process utilizing the Online Assessment Tracking System, and assessment of Honors College student critical thinking, analytical reasoning, written communication and problem solving. Dr. Henry represents the Honors College as a member of the Undergraduate Research Committee, the Sustainability Committee, the First Year Excellence Committee, and other academic committees. Dr. Henry has worked as a television news anchor, practice management consultant, dentist, professional musician, graphic artist and biologist. He currently teaches human anatomy and physiology, and online distance education courses at UTA.

Perri Turner, M.A.


Perri is the Director for the AP* Summer Institute and is the campus representative for the Archer Fellowship program.
*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board. Used with Permission.

Bobbie Brown, M.A.
Assistant Director
Undergraduate Research


Bobbie advises juniors, seniors, and Goolsby students in the Honors College with regard to Honors progress, the Senior Project, and graduation. In addition to advising, Bobbie coordinates the Senior Project Information Sessions, the Honors Research Symposium (HRS), the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, oversees Honors Credit Contracts, and serves as a liaison to the Office of Records and Registration and the University Commencement committee. She also teaches UNIV-HN 1131. 

Alexi Decker
Coordinator II, Student Engagement

Coordinates student events and programming in the Honors College. Also advises the Honors College Council and the Programming Board. Additionally, is responsible for the College's marketing and communication efforts—manages the social media accounts, and creates the weekly This Week in Honors e-mail announcements.

Lauren Jones
Administrative Assistant II


Cheryl Gralish
Student Development Specialist II
First- and Second-Year Advising


Cheryl advises students who are new to the Honors College; each new member meets with her in their first semester to discuss Honors College requirements and benefits. She also meets with students during their second year in the College.

Rebekah Chojnacki (hoy-NOT-skee), Ph.D.
Academic Advisor II


Rebekah advises all students in the Honors Interdisciplinary Studies degree program and coordinates all program efforts. Throughout the year, Rebekah develops programming for residents in Honors College Theme Housing in Vandergriff Hall. Rebekah is the editor of the Honors College Veneratio newsletter. During the fall semester, she teaches UNIV-HN 1131.

Jim Perry
Web Administrator II


Jim manages course scheduling, departmental data, departmental technical and event support, DSA/ISA, the Honors College website, and internal web application development.

Bree Rogers, M.Ed.
Coordinator II, Special Programs
Recruitment and Outreach


As the Coordinator of Recruitment and Outreach for the Honors College, Bree oversees Student Recruitment, assists with the admissions process, advises the Honors Advocates while they represent the college at events across campus, organizes Honors College scholarships, and conducts Alumni Outreach..