Honors Center and Honors Staff

Visit the Honors Center

Honors Program
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,
Honors Director

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.


Heather Chapman, 
Director of Departmental Honors

Heather is a researcher and statistician who began working at Weber State University in 2011. She serves as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, as well as in her capacity as Director of Departmental Honors. She also teaches for the Department of Psychology. Her intrinsic belief is that all data wants to tell a story and it is our job to make it the best story we can. This best version almost never includes pie charts. Her focus is on taking complicated statistical and research methods and translating them into something understandable by all. She received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Psychology from Utah State University.
Heather’s off-campus activities include reading, hiking, travel, and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys gardening and can name most of the flowers found in the local mountains. Her bucket list includes attending all four tennis Grand Slam events, as well as hiking Mt Everest. 




Marilyn Diamond,
Honors Advisor

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.

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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.

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Christopher Fink,
Student Assistant

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.