Dr. Lee Ann Westman
(856) 225-6671
319 Cooper Street, Room 203

Dr. Lee Ann Elliott Westman earned her Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in humanities from Brigham Young University. Dr. Westman’s research focuses primarily on Mary Jane Holmes, a 19th-century American woman writer of domestic fiction who was a famous and best-selling novelist in her lifetime but is virtually unknown today. Dr. Westman teaches courses that examine the connections between history and art; she is particularly interested in the  relationship between gender and literary/artistic production.
Dr. Westman is a member of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers as well as the Humanities Education and Research Association. In 2008, HERA appointed Dr. Westman as the co-editor of HERA’s scholarly journal, Interdisciplinary Humanities, which is published three times a year.

In her free time, Dr. Westman enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, reading, and going to the shore.


Mlaura-goinss. Laura Collins
Assistant Dean
(856) 225-6670
319 Cooper Street, Room 210

Laura Collins is a graduate of the Honors College at Rutgers-Camden, where she was a double major in English and Psychology. In 2010, Laura earned her Masters in Psychology under the guidance of two faculty members whom she had first met in Honors College seminars. As an undergraduate and graduate student, Laura worked in various student-services offices at Rutgers-Camden. In 2009, she joined the Honors College first as Program Assistant and later as Program Coordinator. In 2013, Laura became lead advisor in the Honors College as our Assistant Dean. Additionally, she became the dedicated pre-health professions advisor to all Honors College students, Co-Director of the BS/DO program, and advisor to Sigma Delta Tau – Delta Zeta Chapter. Outside her role in the Honors College, Laura also teaches part-time in the Psychology department. In her personal life, Laura enjoys participating in charity walks & runs (she completed the Susan G. Komen 3-day/60 mile walk in both 2011 & 2012) and travel. 


Ms. Erin Lucas
Assistant Dean
(856) 225-6670
319 Cooper Street, Room 212

Erin Lucas is a 2008 graduate of the Honors College at Rutgers Camden. She went on to earn her MA in English in the Graduate School at Rutgers Camden, where she became a Teaching Assistant in First Year Writing courses. This early teaching experience inspired Erin’s passion for educating and mentoring college-level students, a passion that later lead her to teach writing and English literature courses at local institutions such as The College of New Jersey, Stockton University, and Rowan University. Most recently Erin comes to us from Philadelphia University, where she was the Associate Director of the Academic Success Center and an instructor in the Writing Program. In her personal life, Erin is an avid reader, baker, traveler, trivia buff, and pet lover.



MKristaHeadshots. Krista Wehlen
Student Counselor
(856) 225-6670
319 Cooper Street, Room 211

Krista, a 2007 graduate of Rutgers Camden, earned her BA in Mathematics with a minor in Psychology. From 2005-2013, she was Administrative Assistant in the Office of Academic Advising, College of Arts and Sciences. In August 2013, Krista joined the Honors College as Administrative Coordinator for academic scheduling and student programming. Outside of the Honors College, Krista is a wife to husband Kevin, mother to 3 daughters (Madyson, Maya, and Megan), and an avid sports fan. She enjoys running & regularly participates in half-marathons in her favorite place – Disney World! 

Please direct all general office inquires to hcollege@camden.rutgers.edu