About the Honors College
Dr. Mallios is the Executive Director of the Honors College, beginning in July 2020. He is an associate professor in the English department, where he has taught since 2001. He also teaches and tutors in the Goucher Prison Education Partnership.
Prior to his current position in Honors, Mallios directed the Honors Humanities Program from 2007-2010 and was a faculty mentor in the Gemstone Honors Program from 2011-2014. A recipient of numerous awards for his scholarship, teaching, and mentorship, Mallios specializes in modern American literature, history, politics, and law as well as the reception of global literatures in the U.S. He is the author and editor of many books and articles, including the prize-winning monograph Our Conrad: Constituting American Modernity, and on subjects including multiethnic U.S. literatures, reparations, the U.S. Constitution, digital studies and computational analytics applied to literature, the modern novel, and modern American fiction. He received his Ph.D. in literature from Stanford, a J.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, and an A.B. in English and economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Traci L.M. Dula is the associate director of the Honors College for administration and operations. Dr. Dula is also a two-time Terp (B.A. and Ph.D.) and a Terp mom.
She received her M.Ed. from the University of Vermont in higher education and student affairs. Dr. Dula has been with the Honors College for over twenty-five years serving it and the campus community in many capacities. Currently, she is responsible for academic policy, Honors Option contracts, and scholarships for continuing students such as the Honors Research Grant, and major events such as the Honors College Citation Ceremony. Dr. Dula works closely with our departmental honors program directors and student organizations, the Black Honors Caucus; the the WEB Du Bois Honor Society, and the Student Programming Council. Dr. Dula’s research interest is the history of higher education including race, equity and access; the history of HBCUs (historically Black Colleges and Universities); collegiate honors education; and the contemporary experiences of underrepresented collegians in honors programs within U.S. higher education institutions. The mother of her own three college students, she enjoys working with collegians, and serving in her church and community. She is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.