Dr. Lee Ann Westman
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.
Ms. Laura Collins
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. In 2017, she became the founding Director for the Office of Scholar Development and Fellowship Advising. Additionally, Laura serves our students as Founding Member/Co-Chair to the campus’ Pre-Medical Committee, Co-Director of the BS/DO program, and dedicated pre-health professions advisor to all Honors College students. In her personal life, Laura is a mom to two little ones and enjoys outdoor activity & travel.
Mr. Brian K. Everett
319 Cooper Street, Room 212
Brian Everett is a 2015 graduate of the Honors College and the Camden College of Arts and Sciences. He earned his Masters in Public Administration from The Graduate School – Camden in 2017, and currently teaches within the Leadership Studies minor. Brian joins the Honors College after serving as Assistant Dean in the Leadership Institute at Rutgers University – Camden, and being part of the founding staff of the program. He enjoys connecting with nature as much as possible, and has recently developed quite the desire to #savethebees and the Monarch Butterfly. When Brian is not working or teaching, you might find him at the beach or spending time with his friends and family. He looks forward to providing a welcoming and empowering environment for all Honors College students.
Ms. Krista Wehlen
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!
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