Main Navigation

Home Make an Appointment

Honors Academic Advising


Madison Abele (She/Her)

Honors Advising and Eccles Scholarship Program Manager

Madison Abele (She/Her)

Honors Advising and Eccles Scholarship Program Manager
Madison Abele is a Student Program Manager in the Honors College. Madison was born and raised here in Salt Lake. She received both her honors bachelor's degree in Social Work and her master's degree in Social Work here at the University of Utah. She spent some time working in the Utah Scholars Program empowering and educating first generation students to prepare for college. In her spare time, Madison enjoys cycling, true crime, Dungeons and Dragons, and spending time with her husband, Garrett, and their dog, Dave."
 m.abele@honors.utah.edu

Liam Hammons (He/Him)

Honors Advising Program Manager

Liam Hammons (He/Him)

Honors Advising Program Manager

 l.hammons@honors.utah.edu

Karleton Munn (He/Him)

Honors Advising Program Manager

Karleton Munn (He/Him)

Honors Advising Program Manager

Karleton returned to the University of Utah and joined the Honors College in the Summer of 2019. After completing his undergraduate degree in English at Weber State University, he worked as an academic advisor here at the U in the Department of History. During this time, he also completed a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Ohio State University with plans to finish Spring 2022. Karleton enjoys spending time with family and works with all honors students but is the Honors College liaison to the Academic Advising Center, College of Humanities, College of Science, and the College of Education.
 k.munn@honors.utah.edu

Alison Shimko (She/Her)

Honors Advising Program Manager

Kristal Studer (She/Her)

Honors Advising Program Manager

Dominic Pecoraro (He/Him)

Honors Advising Program Manager

Integrated Minors and Praxis Labs


Winona Wood (She/They)

Honors Advising Program Manager

Winona Wood (She/They)

Honors Advising Program Manager
Winona is the program manager and advisor over the Honors Integrated Minors and Praxis Labs. Winona grew up in Bountiful, Utah, and has spent her adult life living in Salt Lake City, on Utah's national forests, and in Xi'an, China. She received her H.B.S. in Communication Studies, was in the inaugural Honors Ecology and Legacy cohort in 2014-15, and recently earned her M.S. in Sociology at the University of Utah. She's also worked a handful of odd jobs in teaching, research, and advocacy. Winona enjoys escaping the city, politics, going to shows, and cleaning up after her twin orange tabby cats.
 w.wood@honors.utah.edu

Thesis Mentoring Consultation


Virginia Solommon (They/Them/Their)

Honors Advising Program Manager and Faculty

Virginia Solommon (They/Them/Their)

Honors Advising Program Manager and Faculty
Dr. Virginia Solomon: B.A. Stanford University, 2004, Studio Art and Feminist Studies; M.A. 2007, Ph.D. 2013, Art History and Gender Studies, University of Southern California Dr. Solomon’s research interests include contemporary art, curation, gender studies, queer theory, visual culture, subcultures, and alternative forms of politics. Solomon’s research has been supported by a Canadian Art Research Fellowship at the National Gallery of Canada and a Helena Rubenstein Critical Studies Fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, among others. Their curatorial work includes the exhibition Tainted Love (2009) at the La Mama La Galleria in NYC and Shary Boyle and Emily Duke: The Illuminations Project (2011), realized while serving as the Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Before joining the faculty at the University of Utah, Solomon was an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Memphis and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons The New School for Design. They teach FF courses in the college around ideas of art, politics, culture, and their points of intersection, and they also are the faculty director for the Thesis Mentoring Community.
 virginia.solomon@honors.utah.edu