Program Administration

Andrew Hamilton
Founding Director
Dr. Hamilton directs the UH Bonner program and is an Associate Dean in the Honors College. He has published widely in evolutionary theory and biological classification, as well as on effective teaching. His most recent scientific work can be found in The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics (University of California Press).
Alison Leland
Associate Director
Professor Leland teaches Political Science in the Honors College, in addition to being Associate Director of the Bonner Leaders Program. A graduate of Spelman College and the Georgetown University Law Center, she worked in investment banking prior to joining the University. She is a board member of the Hobby Center for Public Policy, the Texas Defenders Service and the Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Internship Foundation.
Douglas Erwing
Associate Director
Dr. Erwing teaches history in the Honors College. Before joining the Honors College, Dr. Erwing worked in the business world for twenty years primarily in real estate including practicing real estate law, owning and operating real estate title insurance companies, and speculating in real estate. He is working on a book project about federalism that he hopes to finish in 2016. On the weekends you can find him beekeeping and bike riding.
The Inaugural UH Bonner Class
2014-2015 Bonner Leaders
2015-2016 Bonner Leaders
Bonner Affiliates



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Bonner Updates

Posts and updates from the Bonners.

Training and Enrichment: Christopher A. Smith

This week, Bonners had the opportunity to meet with Christopher A. Smith, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy at...

Bonner Receives Regents’ Award

On Thursday, February 18th, 2016, the University of Houston System Board of Regents presented the Regents’ Academic Excellence Award to the Bonner Program in...

Bonner Congress Reflection

Dr. Seuss’s On Beyond Zebra!: that was the closing for the keynote speech of the 2015 Bonner Congress. This year’s speaker, KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg,...

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