Edie Pratt Elwood

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Honors (Sociology)

B.S. & M.S. Brigham Young University
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin

  • Why I teach in Honors:

I teach in the Honors College because I love the energy and intellectual enthusiasm in the college from students, other faculty members, and in myself.  This emerges each semester in new and interesting ways.  I love the energy I gain from teaching in this intellectually charged and challenging environment.   The small class sizes allow me to get to know the students personally and quickly.  I love the fact that nobody is invisible in this environment, and do my best to draw out the best in each student.

  • My philosophy for teaching in Honors:

My philosophy for teaching in the Honors College stems from a broader philosophy of teaching in which I believe that everyone has something of value to bring to the classroom.  Each student has a unique perspective, and that perspective matters.   I do my best to engage students and their ideas, to create a classroom environment of mutual respect and intellectual excitement where passionate intellectual debate is the norm, and to help students see the value in seemingly opposing points of view.

  • Recent Honors lectures:

Civilization and its Discontents, Sigmund Freud (Hon 212)

On Women Born, Adrienne Rich (Hon 212)