Meet the Director

Dr. Jennifer Yamashiro

Dr. Jennifer Yamashiro

Senior Lecturer
Art History

Director, University Honors Program, Regional Campuses
REN 242 and JHN 233


PhD and MA, Indiana University
MA, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
BA, St. Olaf College

I am passionate about the power of education, the value of the arts, and the transformative qualities of education. Creating opportunities for others is a driving force in my life. I am currently Director of the Honors Program at Miami University’s Regional Campuses and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Humanities and Creative Arts & the Department of Art at Miami University. I joined the faculty in January 2007. Previously I was Curator of Photography, Art, and Artifacts at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender & Reproduction at Indiana University and Executive Director of the Society for Photographic Education.

What I Do in Honors

I have been involved with the University Honors Program in multiple capacities since 2008 and became a Director in 2011. As Director, I uphold and contribute to the philosophical foundation of the program. I promote the program, cultivate curriculum, develop co-curricular opportunities, manage course scheduling, and ensure alignment with the main campus. I represent the program on the Hamilton and Middletown campuses, communicate across the university, and connect with communities beyond. I recruit, teach, assess, and advise all regional honors students.