University Honors Program Staff

The Honors Program staff is here to help you, and we will do our best to assist you with any questions you may have.

Our office is located in Hood House, Room 211. Office hours are 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday – Friday, we are closed for lunch from 12 P.M. – 1 P.M. Our main office telephone number is (603) 862-3928 and our email address is

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Professor Jerry Marx, Director

Jerry Marx

Jerry Marx has been named director of the University Honors Program. A faculty member in the department of social work, Marx founded the UNH Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare, a university-state child welfare training partnership. He also served as department chair for six years and is currently serving as a faculty fellow in the College of Health and Human Services, leading their communication efforts.

“Jerry has been an exceptional faculty member and a visionary in assisting faculty and students understand the changing nature of higher education in the college. Under his leadership, I am confident that the Honors Program will continue to strive for excellence,” says P.T. Vasudevan, senior vice provost for Academic Affairs.

Kate Gaudet, Assistant Director

Kate Gaudet

Kate joined the Honors Program in 2011. She completed a PhD in English Literature at the University of Chicago, where she wrote a dissertation about the dangerous reputation of fiction in the eighteenth century. Before beginning graduate study Kate taught English at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine.

Lee Calderone, Office Manager

Lee Calderone

Lee has been office manager of the Program since 1994. She works with the Director on the budget, scheduling, scholarships, and coordinates the daily activities within the department. Lee earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from UNH.

Joanne Crudele, Information Technologist

Joanne Crudele

Joanne joined the Honors Program staff in the fall of 2005. She worked for many years in the systems information technology field in both corporate and manufacturing industries. Her current responsibilities inlcude managing the UHP's databases, maintaining its web site and developing academic cycle reporting streams.


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