Jerry Herron, Ph. D.

Jerry Herron, Ph. D.

Founding Dean, Irvin D. Reid Honors College
Professor of English


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Jerry Herron, Ph. D.

 Jerry Herron is Professor of English and Dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. He is also a Past President of the National Collegiate Honors Council, as well as serving on the Publications Board of that organization. His publications include two books, Universities and the Myth of Cultural Decline, and AfterCulture: Detroit and the Humiliation of History. His essays and critical articles have appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Raritan, Social Text, Representations, Georgia ReviewAntioch Review, the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, and the Journal of Law in Society. He has also written for the (London) Times Higher Education Supplement, Detroit News, Hour Detroit, and MetroTimes as well as the online journal Places.

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Contemporary American Culture

  •  Cities, especially Detroit

  • Victorian literature and culture 

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • PhD, English, Indiana University
  • MA, English, Indiana University
  • BA, English, University of Texas, Austin

Courses taught

 Honors 1000:  The City