Honors Scholars form a tight-knit, supportive community in Finch Residence Hall, which is located in the heart of campus, close to the academic buildings, dining, and the library. For their first two years, honors students use Finch Hall as their “home base,” engaging in co- and extra-curricular activities such as intercultural events, group meals, project building, and study teams. The common spaces include a full kitchen, a workshop space, two collaboration rooms, and meditation room.
Dr. Erin Trauth is the HPU Honors Scholars/Finch Hall Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) and an Assistant Professor of English/Public and Professional Writing at High Point University (HPU). At HPU”, she teaches public, professional, and technical writing. In addition,Dr. Trauth teaches first-year writing and service learning courses and leads professional development seminars for various student groups. She serves as an Assistant Editor for Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. Dr. Trauth earned her Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University in 2014, and she wrote her dissertation on the rhetoric and technical communication of food labels,which won the 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication. In the past, she has worked as an editor and journalist.
Dr. Trauth is available to HPU Honors Scholars to discuss academic and professional topics and provide research and career development support. In Finch Hall, she leads a blend of experiential, community-focused academic, social, cultural, and networking opportunities catered specifically to HPU Honors Scholars.