Dr. Jonathan Thorndike, Director, Belmont University Honors Program
I am the Director of the Honors Program and have been a Professor at Belmont University since 1998 and proud recipient of the 2014 Presidential Faculty Achievement Award at Belmont University. Previously, I served on the National Council of Alpha Chi Honor Scholarship Society as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southeast region. Currently, I am Belmont’s representative to the National Collegiate Honors Council and attend annual conventions. I teach interdisciplinary "Great Books" courses in our Core Humanities sequence including Classical Civilizations, The Age of Exploration including Renaissance and Reformation (16th-17th centuries), and Discovery and Revolution (18th-19th centuries). I also teach a course on Modern Japan and a study abroad course at King's College London on C. S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. My two main areas of research interest are post-Meiji Japan and Early Twentieth-century Great Britain. I have led travel-study programs for 20 years to Japan, China, the UK, Greece, and Italy