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)