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EIU Pine Honors College

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Dr. Richard England, Dean, Pine Honors College & Professor of Philosophy

Phone: 217-581-2017



1997 Ph. D., History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, University of Toronto.

1992 M.A. in the History of Science & Technology,University of Toronto 

1990 B.Sc., Majors in Zoology & the History of Science, Minor in English
          Trinity College, University of Toronto            

Professional Organizations

National Collegiate Honors Council

The History of Science Society

Selected Publications

2017    “Censoring Huxley and Wilberforce: A new source for the meeting that the Athenaeum ‘wisely softened down.’” Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science, 17 (December)

2015    The Papers of the Metaphysical Society (1869-1880). Ed. with Catherine Marshall and Bernard Lightman, 3 vols. (London: Oxford University Press)

2012    “Recovering Controversy: Teaching Controversy in the Honors Science Classroom.” in The Other Culture: Science and Mathematics Education in Honors, eds.  E. Buckner & K. Garbutt (Lincoln: NCHC), 73-83.

2011    Science, Religion and Natural Theology. Ed. with Jude Nixon (Salem State University) (London: Pickering & Chatto). Part of a series on Victorian Science & Literature.

2011    “The Helmholtz Maneuver, or The Idea of (Honors in) a University.” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) 12.2, 59-63.

2010    “Honors Programs in Four-year Institutions in the Northeast: A Preliminary Survey toward a National Inventory of Honors.” Journal of NCHC 11.2, 71-82.

Selected Conference Presentations

2018     North American Victorian Studies Association, St. Petersburg, FL "Causation & the Cosmos: James Martineau & F. D. Maurice on Naturalism"         

2015    National Collegiate Honors Conference, Denver CO   “General Education, Assessment, and the Honors Curriculum”

2014    Invited Speaker, Phi Alpha Theta (History Honorary Society), Eastern Illinois U. “Missionary & Darwinian: John Thomas Gulick & Historical Contingencies”

2012    Invited Speaker, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA “Sustainability across the Curriculum: Building skills in Core Classes”                    

2010    “Role-Playing the End of the World: Game Theory, the Tragedy of the Commons, & Sustainability in the Honors Classroom,” NCHC, Kansas City MO


(Selected Local Presentations)

2018    "The Metaphysical Society: Exemplars in a Polarized Age" Inaugural Final Friday Series Faculty Research Presentation, EIU

2017    “How to teach in Honors? Tips on Seminars across the disciplines?” Faculty Development Presentation, EIU

2016    “Mentoring Research, Scaffolding for Student Excellence?” Faculty Development Presentation, EIU

2015    Invited Speaker, University of Illinois Orthodox Christian Fellowship:“Science, Religion and Orthodoxy”

2011    “The Idea of a University in an Age of Assessment,” Fulton Faculty Colloquium, Salisbury University, MD

Selected Leadership Roles (off campus)

President, Honors Council of the Illinois Region                       2018-19
Vice-president, Honors Council of the Illinois Region               2017-18
Member, Diversity Committee, National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)  2016-19
Member, Research Committee, NCHC                                     2011-14
Member, Science & Mathematics Committee, NCHC             2010-13, 2016-19
Co-chair & Conference organizer: Evolution and Religion, Clemson University SC            2009
President, Northeast Regional Honors Council                                                                      2005-6
Vice-President, and Annual Conference Organizer, Northeast Regional Honors Council    2004-5

Selected Leadership Roles (On campus - EIU)

Chair, Living-Learning Community Working Group      
Team Member, Academic Visioning Workgroup, Vitalization Project  (2016-17)
Decanal Representative, Committee on University Planning & Budget
Chair, Undergraduate Research Task Force                                                 
Decanal Representative, Making Excellence Inclusive Committee
Decanal Representative, Faculty Development Committee (2014-18)
AAC&U Campus Representative and Liaison

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Contact Information

Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College

Pemberton Hall South
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2017
(888) 440-4664
Fax: (217) 581-7222

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