The Honors College offices are located in Lecture Center 31 - near the stairs that lead up to (and down from) the University Library. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Jeff Haugaard, Director of The Honors College and Professor of Counseling Psychology

Professor Haugaard Professor Haugaard has been the Director of The Honors College since it opened in the fall of 2006.  For sixteen years before that, he was a professor in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University where his research focused in two areas: adoptive families and problematic romantic relationships among adolescents and young adults. A clinical psychologist, Professor Haugaard taught courses in child and adolescent psychopathology and family systems theory.  He has written three books and many scholarly articles and book chapters, and has several awards for teaching and advising see Professor Haugaard's vitae.


Professor Haugaard has a foster son, who lives in California with his wife and three children.

Amy R. Jupin, Honors Secretary

I have worked for the University at Albany in an Administrative Assistant role in several departments since 2005; the Health Center, Psychology Department and the CAS Dean’s Office.  It has been a pleasure to work with many wonderful people through the years, who have taught me so much.

On a personal note, I have a wonderful husband, six great children (including a daughter-in-law and   son-in-law) and one grandchild; Andy, Andrew & wife Chelsea, Jared, Meighan, Kelly & husband Alex  and Kelly & Alex’s precious 2 year old daughter, our ‘Littlest Miss’.… Alexandra.

I am very pleased to be a part of the Honors College and Student Engagement. Contact me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Honors College and I’ll do my best to help you!

Anita Hanson, Honors Advisor

I am thrilled to be the Academic Advisor for first year students in The Honors College.  I look forward to getting to know each one of your “stories” and hopes and dreams for the future and to help you articulate what those things might be for you!  I will work closely with you as you make adjustments to your courses, majors, plans, and activities along the way.  My goal is to make sure you are aware of course requirements, honors requirements, available majors and minors, and opportunities for service learning, study abroad, internships, professional development and community service.  Once you decide on a major, either your first or second year, your academic advisor will become a member of the major department.  By that time you will be more aware of educational resources and opportunities to expand your learning on and off campus.  My door is always open if I can answer any questions.  I respect the journey each one of you in on.  I look forward to working with you!

Samantha Winzenried, Student Assistant

I’m a junior in the honors college studying Social Welfare and Psychology. I'm a member of University Dance Council and I enjoy choreographing and the art of dance. Along with working for the Honors College I also work for the Performing Arts Center. As the Honors College Student Assistant I do a variety of tasks from designing Honors College apparel to helping with the undergraduate research conference. My hours change semester to semester so if you ever need my help or assistance feel free to email me (