Chelsea Hodge, Associate Director

As associate director of recruitment and grants management, Chelsea Hodge works with both prospective and current honors students. Through on-campus visits, college fairs, and classroom visits, Hodge shares the opportunities available in the Honors College with high school students. She also works with current honors students to help them pursue Honors College research and study abroad grants.

Hodge brings a great deal of first-hand honors experience to the Honors College recruitment team. Originally from Berryville, Ark., she was an Honors College Fellow and earned her B.M. in music performance (flute), summa cum laude in 2012. As an undergraduate, Hodge studied abroad in Italy with support from an Honors College study abroad grant. Her honors research focused on music in southern evangelical revivals, an interdisciplinary endeavor that led her to pursue a master’s degree (completed 2014) and now a doctoral degree in history. Her current research examines the role of white, southern Methodist women in issues of race, labor, and poverty during the 1920s and 1930s. In her spare time, she loves to cook, travel (14 countries so far!), and read classic mystery novels by authors such as Agatha Christie and Rex Stout.