HONS 2103 Faculty – Fall 2022

Dr. Dermot Quinn
Associate Director, University Honors Program
Professor of History

Before coming to Seton Hall in 1990 Dr. Quinn taught at Amherst College in Massachusetts and at Oxford University. He has degrees from Trinity College, Dublin and Oxford University. His first book, Patronage and Piety: English Roman Catholics and Politics, 1850-1900, was published in 1993 by Stanford University Press. Another book, Understanding Northern Ireland, was published by Baseline Books, also in 1993. Professor Quinn is a native of Derry, Northern Ireland. He has published articles and reviews in Recusant History, The Chesterton Review, The American Historical Review, Labor History, The Review of Politics, The Welsh History Review, and other scholarly journals. Professor Quinn’s third book, The Irish in New Jersey: Four Centuries of American Life, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2004, winning New Jersey Author award for scholarly non-fiction in 2005.

Dr. Arundhati Sanyal
Senior Faculty Associate, Dept. of English

Dr. Sanyal holds an Master of Arts in English from the University of Calcutta, a Master of Arts in English Literature of the 19th Century from Rutgers and a PhD (also in English Literature of the 19th Century) from The City University of New York.  In addition to teaching in the Honors Program (the 3rd Colloquium on the Early Modern World), Dr. Sanyal teaches Freshman Composition, Journey of Transformation and upper level courses in British and American Literature.  She is the Director of the SHU Writing Center.

Dr. Peter Shoemaker
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Assessment

A scholar of 17th century French literature and culture, Dr. Shoemaker is the author of over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and two scholarly books. Areas of special interest include rhetoric and literature, the social history of literature, the novel and the Moralists. He received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University in 1997, where he was a Jacob Javitts Fellow and the recipient of a French Government Fellowship (Bourse Chateaubriand) that enabled him to study at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris from 1994 – 1995. He also holds an M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton and a B.A. in French from the University of Chicago.

Professor Chelsea Wegrzyniak
Adjunct Professor

Professor Wegrzyniak holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Idaho State University. She earned her M.A. in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where her culminating exams were in the area of Feminist Ethics. She has taught at Fordham University and most recently at Vanderbilt University. Recent presentations include Character from Commitments: A Project-Based Account of Personal Ethics from Bernard Williams (Vanderbilt University); From “the Feminine” to the Feminist: Finding a Contribution to Feminist Ethics in “Totality and Infinity” (Fordham Philosophical Society); Social Contention Through Capability Demonstration: A Pragmatist Answer to Bias in Moral Principle Formation (Long Island Philosophical Society).