Message from the Dean

Dean John CorvinoWelcome to the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University. As the new Dean (June 2018), I am excited to work with our Honors students, whom I've encountered in numerous classes during my 20 years as a Wayne State philosophy professor. I am humbled to follow founding Dean Jerry Herron, who has built a college worthy of the exceptional students it serves.

The Honors College is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. As we continue to refine the Honors experience, there will likely be some changes. One thing will never change, however: our commitment to connecting high-achieving students with world-class faculty, providing a gateway to the best that this great university has to offer.

As a Carnegie Foundation R1 institution, Wayne State is ranked among universities with "highest research activity"—one of only 10 such public universities in major U.S. cities. We also have the Carnegie Foundation's most comprehensive classification for community engagement, utilizing our location in the heart of Detroit to link students to entrepreneurial, cultural, and service opportunities. We are a diverse and vibrant campus, and at Honors, we both draw from and give back to the city around us.

As members of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State, students belong to a scholarly community with special access to Honors classes, dedicated advisors, extracurricular events, research projects, and career mentoring. And they have the opportunity to graduate with University and/or Departmental Honors, recognizing their academic achievements and opening doors for their future.
I welcome you to this community and look forward to serving you as Dean.
John Corvino, Ph.D.
Dean, Irvin D. Reid Honors College
Professor of Philosophy