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Jeffrey Portnoy

Professor    ,
Education

1988 Doctor of Philosophy
Major: English
Emory University

1981 Master of Arts
Major: English
Emory University

1973 Bachelor of Arts
Major: English
The University of Iowa

Specializations

British Literature
World Literature
Editing

Biography
Besides being a teacher of composition and literature, I have worked in honors education since 1990. I have been an honors administrator at the college since my arrival here in the summer of 1992. I have served as Co-Chair of the Publications Board of the National Collegiate Honors Council since 1998 and as General Editor of the NCHC Monograph Series since 2004. I also served two terms as President of the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (2000-2001 and 2008-2009).

Publications

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “Sam and Sam-I-Am-Not.” Honors in Practice. 11 (2015): 19-22.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “For Whom the Business Bell Tolls: Honors in America.” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 15.1 (2014): 45-48.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “An Honors Koan: Selling Water by the River.” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 14.2 (2013): 47-51.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “The Card in the Baseball Cap: ‘Braves Win! Braves Win! Braves Win! Braves Win!’” The National Pastime: Baseball in the Peach State. Ed. Wynn Montgomery and Kenneth R. Fenster. Cleveland: Society for American Baseball Research, 2010. 148-53.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “Balancing on the Edge of Honors: A Meditation.” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 8.1 (2007): 55-57.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “Business and Educational Values.” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 7.1 (2006): 47-51.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “Intimations of Imitation: Honors Students and their Alps.” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 6.1 (2005): 31-34.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “Cultivating Honors Excellence in the Other Garden.” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 2.1 (2001): 83-85.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “An Interview with Wole Soyinka.” Arts Alive 12.3 (1991): 19-21.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. Rev. of The Autobiographical Subject: Gender and Ideology in Eighteenth-Century England, by Felicity A. Nussbaum. The Scriblerian 33.2 (1991): 276-78.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A. “Shared Inquiry into Great Books.” Arts Alive 11.1 (1991): 8, 25.
EDITING PROJECTS

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Partners in the Parks: Field Guide to an Experiential Program in the National Parks. Ed. Heather Thiessen-Reily and Joan Digby. 2nd ed. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2016.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Housing Honors. Ed. Linda Frost, Lisa W. Kay, and Rachael Poe. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2015.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. The Honors Thesis: A Handbook for Honors Deans, Directors, and Faculty Advisors. By Mark Anderson, Karen Lyons, and Norman Weiner. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2014.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Writing on Your Feet: Reflective Practices in City as TextTM. Ed. Ada Long. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2014.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. If Honors Students Were People: Holistic Honors Education. By Samuel Schuman. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2013.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Preparing Tomorrow’s Global Leaders: Honors International Education. Ed. Mary Kay Mulvaney and Kim Klein. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2013.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. The Other Culture: Science and Mathematics Education in Honors. Ed. Ellen B. Buckner and Keith Garbutt. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2012.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Honors Programs at Smaller Colleges. By Samuel Schuman. 3rd ed. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2011.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Partners in the Parks: Field Guide to an Experiential Program in the National Parks. By Joan Digby. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2010.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Place as Text: Approaches to Active Learning. By Bernice Braid and Ada Long. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2010.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Setting the Table for Diversity. Ed. Lisa L. Coleman and Jonathan D. Kotinek. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2010.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Fundrai$ing for Honor$: A Handbook. By Larry R. Andrews. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2009.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. The Honors College Phenomenon. Ed. Peter C. Sederberg. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2008.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Inspiring Exemplary Teaching and Learning. Ed. Larry Clark and John Zubizarreta. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2008.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Shatter the Glassy Stare: Implementing Experiential Learning in Higher Education. Ed. Peter A. Machonis. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2008.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. A Handbook for Honors Programs at Two-Year Colleges. By Teresa A. James. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2006.

Portnoy, Jeffrey A., gen. ed. Beginning in Honors: A Handbook. By Samuel Schuman. 4th ed. Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2006.

Recognitions and Awards

2015 President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award (Georgia Perimeter College)

2014 Ron Brandolini Award for Excellence at a Two-Year Institution (Inaugural Recipient--National Collegiate Honors Council/Valencia College)

2014 Dedicatee for The Honors Thesis: A Handbook for Honors Deans, Directors, and Faculty Advisors. By Mark Anderson, Karen Lyons, and Norman Weiner. National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series

2010 Fellow of the National Collegiate Honors Council (Inaugural Class)

2007 Dedicatee for the Spring/Summer Issue of the Journal of The National Collegiate Honors Council (JNCHC 8.1 (2007))

1995 Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Zeta Mu Chapter

Committees and Organizations

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Georgia Association of Educators
Georgia Collegiate Honors Council
Modern Language Association
National Collegiate Honors Council
National Education Association
Southern Regional Honors Council