Meet Honors’ Newest Faculty Member: Assistant Professor of Game Studies, Dr. Wendi Sierra

July 2020

Wendi Sierra has been a gamer for as long as she can remember. In fact, her earliest memories included playing video games with her parents. The family was fond of World of Warcraft, and Sierra recalls, “When I was a broke grad student, I actually got my parents in-game presents because I couldn’t afford to […]

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2020 Senior Spotlight: Honors graduate takes the lead on evolutionary psychology research

May 2020

Honors graduate Tori Short came to TCU as a pre-med student with an interest in neuroscience. Her freshman year, she volunteered to serve as an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Sarah Hill’s lab and discovered a passion for social and evolutionary psychology. That’s also where she met Honors Lecturer Dr. Randi Proffitt Leyva, who was […]

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2020 Senior Spotlight: Honors graduate starts educational non-profit aimed at combatting systemic oppression

May 2020

Honors graduate Ali Carter knows the power of education – he’s experienced it firsthand. He grew up in Oklahoma City, where he remembers watching athletes play football through the fence on the fields of an elite college preparatory school, Heritage Hall, until police shooed him away. Carter eventually attended Heritage Hall, where he was able […]

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The John V. Roach Honors College Hosts Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Fogelson Honors Forum

February 2020

He’s probably most well-known for being the all-time leading scorer in the NBA, a six-time champion, and the league’s only six-time MVP, but there is so much more than basketball to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He’s also a regular contributing columnist for international publications like The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter, a best-selling author (both in fiction […]

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The Big Picture: Storytelling and Identity in an Honors Course

January 2020

TCU’s Coordinator of Special Projects, Dr. Whitnee Boyd, has taught Honors College Life and Identity for two semesters. Sharing identity through storytelling—in and outside of TCU—has been the core of her class. “There’s so much more depth and breadth of people and experiences out there in Fort Worth,” Boyd said. Boyd hopes to expose students […]

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