The Honors Program at Dalton State College is designed for motivated, high-achieving students to excel by exploring their passions through in-depth learning experiences.
The program will challenge students with a rigorous curriculum and meaningful, practical experiences such as service learning, study abroad/study away, leadership development, and off-campus educational opportunities.
Dalton State honors students will be challenged by enrolling in specialized, smaller sections of core courses with other honors students in their cohort. In upper-division courses, honors students will work with faculty members to complete honors projects that will afford them a unique educational experience.
Ph.D. Romance Languages, Hispanic and Francophone Literatures, The University of Alabama (2016)
Dissertation: Masks and Moments of Discernment in the Bildungsroman Caribeñounidense: The Case of Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz.
M.A. Foreign Languages, Spanish and French, Mississippi State University (2009)
B.A. Foreign Languages, Spanish, Mississippi State University (2007)
Dr. Blackbourn is the Coordinator of the Honors Program at Dalton State College. He has been an Assistant Professor of Spanish since January 2017 and teaches courses on Spanish and French language and U.S. Latina/o literature and culture. His research pertains to U.S. Latina/o and Caribbean Literatures and the Bildungsroman.