Honors Center and Honors Staff
Visit the Honors Center
Stewart Library, Room 225
3921 Central Campus Dr. Dept 2904
Ogden, UT 84408-2904
Phone: (801) 626-7591
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Meet the Honors Program Staff
Dr. Judy Elsley,
Born and raised in England, Dr. Elsley moved to the U.S. in 1979. After living on the Arizona/Utah border for a couple of years, she went back to school to earn a Master's degree in English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She completed her MA in 1984, and went on to the University of Arizona where she earned a Ph.D. in 1990. Her dissertation explored the semiotics of quilting, and many of her publications focus on quilts in literature and culture.
She also writes and publishes personal essays. She teaches a variety of writing and literature classes at Weber State University, where she's worked since 1990.
She's married to Alan Livingston, who has three grown daughters, and they have two adorable grandchildren and are servants to two cats.
Director of Departmental Honors
Christy began teaching English at Weber State University in 2009. She also teaches courses in the Honors Program and serves as Director of Departmental Honors. Her interdisciplinary PhD from the University of Utah emphasizes and connects three areas: English, environmental humanities, and pedagogy. Specifically, her research has developed a mode of literary study that highlights broad interrelations not only among humans but nonhuman animals and even material forms. This study centers in issues of relational ethics. Christy’s dissertation on Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy interprets his work from contemporary theoretical frameworks such as actor-network theory, critical animal studies, and new materialisms.
Before PhD coursework and dissertation writing narrowed her field of activities to sitting at a computer for long spells, Christy enjoyed running, skiing, and biking. She looks forward to rekindling her participation in these activities when the PhD wraps up. If you see her on the trails, she’ll have a dog or two in tow.
Marilyn has worked at Weber State University since 1973. She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in education and from Weber State University with a degree in English. She has been the Honors Program Advisor since 1999. Marilyn has written and performed Cowboy Poetry throughout the West. She is also an avid runner.
Aubrey Jenkins Lord,
Departmental Honors Manager
Aubrey started working at Weber State University in the fall of 2007, and joined the Honors Program staff in June of 2013. She’s loved her journey at WSU and especially enjoys working with the Honors Program students, faculty, and staff.
When not in the office, Aubrey is an avid reader who loves music, anything crafty, and the latest and greatest technology. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and has walked the Ogden Half Marathon three times (so far). Aubrey recently traded diapers and parenting texts for her beloved e-reader and the latest must-read novel, but her tablet and headphones have found a new home in the diaper bag. Also a Weber State University student, Aubrey recently completed her Associates of Science in General Studies and continues to pursue a Bachelor's degree in English.
Chris was born in Antarctica. He was found living with a family of penguins when an expedition troop was looking for Captain Steve Rodgers. Chris was brought in for testing and found with an extreme amount of Midiclorians in his blood. He was later adopted by Thomas and Martha Wayne. As a boy, Chris was horrified and traumatized to see his parents being murdered by a mugger in front of his very eyes in an alleyway in Gotham City.
Chris knows English, bad-english, whale calling, and the middle-eastern form of penguin. He volunteers his time by watching extreme amounts of Netflix. Due to his consumptions of energy drinks he is on his third liver transplant.