Lisa Roetzel

I have been a committed Anteater since 1999, when I moved to Southern California and came to work for UC Irvine. It is a great privilege to be the Associate Director of the Campuswide Honors Program!

I am originally from Minnesota and received my B.A. from Macalester College, and my Ph.D. in 18th Century German Literature from the University of Minnesota. I have lived in Germany extensively and am a committed Germanophile. Before coming to UCI, I was a professor of Humanities at the Eastman School of Music, where I taught German and humanities courses to honors students. My career then took a turn toward administration, and I began work in the area of fundraising and public relations for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UCI. I have been with the CHP as Associate Director since 2004, and continue to find great satisfaction in working with such talented students and alumni and such a dedicated staff. I also teach one of the honors discussion sections in Humanities Core Course, and look forward each year to meeting a new group of first year students.

When not on campus with all of the other Anteaters, I enjoy singing with the Orange County Women’s Chorus, which is infamous for “causing treble.” I am an avid consumer of the arts of almost any variety, and like introducing CHP students to the arts; we have seen some great plays and concerts over the years! Students-be on the lookout for CHP sponsored visits to arts events, and stop by the CHP office any time to say hello!