Richard Badenhausen is Professor & Director of the Honors program at Westminster College, where he also holds the Kim T. Adamson Chair. He teaches classes in the Humanities, War Literature, Theories of Place, and Trauma Studies. He has published widely on T. S. Eliot and modernist literature. He is active in the national Honors community as a past member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Board of Directors, an NCHC Recommended Site Visitor, an editorial board member of HIP: Honors in Practice, co-chair of the NCHC Publications Board, and co-chair of the NCHC annual convention's Student Interdisciplinary Research Paper program. He is the 2014 recipient of Westminster's Gore Excellence in Teaching award.