Dr. Mulliken earned his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and his dissertation won the Mormon History Association’s Gerald E. Jones Outstanding Dissertation Award. At the University of Saint Mary, Mulliken served in successive roles as Professor of History and Global Studies, Coordinator of the First-Year Seminars, Chair of the Department of History, Political Science, and Global Studies, and Director of the Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute. In his ten years at USM, he twice earned the Sullivan Award for Teaching Excellence.
In 2013, Dr. Mulliken accepted the position of Executive Director of the Honors College at Southern Oregon University. He is the senior academic and administrative officer of the Honors College, responsible for its instructional, strategic, operational, and financial directions. He was nominated as a National Collegiate Honors Council Fellow in 2016, and will serve as President for the Western Regional Honors Council for 2017-2018. Dr. Mulliken also serves as the President for Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society on the SOU campus.
Liesa Morrow-Bratcher is the Office Specialist for the Honors College. She has been working with the Honors College for over a year, having previously served in other professional capacities at Southern Oregon University. Liesa is an alumna of SOU, having earned a Master’s in Management Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate, pursuing a Doctorate of Education degree with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. Liesa is a also member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society.