The University Honors Program Staff
Laurence Carlin, Ph.D.
Dr. Laurence Carlin has been a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy since 2000. He has been Chair of the Philosophy Department since 2011, and Director of the University Honors Program since 2012. From 2006 to 2012, he served as President of the Wisconsin Philosophical Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. from Rice University.
Dr. Carlin specializes in seventeenth and eighteenth century philosophy and science, and is the author of a book, and many scholarly articles on topics in that area. He received a number of awards for his research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as a Fellowship at the UW Institute for Research in the Humanities. Since 2003, Dr. Carlin has been leading study abroad programs to the United Kingdom. In 2009 he won the University Honors Program Outstanding Teaching Award, and is also a recipient of the Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award. When he is not working, Dr. Carlin enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams, working on house projects, volunteering in the community, and hiking during Wisconsin’s beautiful summers.
Fletcher joined the University Honors Program in November 2011. Although he grew up in Wisconsin, he took some time off after graduating high school, and briefly attended the University of Maine at Augusta before returning to complete his degree at UW Oshkosh in the Spring of 2011. Like many students, he tried his hand at several majors (English and International Studies among them) before he found a home in the History Department, where he specialized in Medieval European history with an emphasis on English and Scottish cultural and gender history. When he's not working, Fletcher enjoys pursuing a wide variety of interests including cooking, hiking, reading anything he can lay his hands on, and practicing yoga, which he's been doing for the past 11 years. He also loves music from all over the world and enjoys the strange looks it sometimes earns as students stop by his office.