Honors Program Directors


Dr. Gary Luter

Honors Program Director
Professor, Speech and Theatre

In addition to leading the Honors Program, Dr. Luter teaches Honors courses as well as courses in public speaking and theater history. He also directs productions at the University of Tampa’s Falk Theatre. As Honors Program director, he recruits the University’s best faculty members to teach a variety of subjects and travels with students to state, regional and national conferences in addition to accompanying students abroad.

Dr. Luter’s colleagues at the University have twice honored him with an “Excellence in Teaching” award. Prior to becoming Honors Program director, he chaired the Department of Speech and Theatre as well as the Division of Fine Arts at UT.

Dr. Luter’s scholarship is in Acting/Directing, Theater History, Censorship of the Arts and Gay/Lesbian Studies. He has traveled to Japan to study nonwestern theater forms and is researching the plays and life of the Spanish playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca.

To contact Dr. Luter, please send an e-mail to either gluter@ut.edu or honors@ut.edu. You may reach him at (813) 257-3803. His office is located within the Honors Program office in Plant Hall Room 307.

The Honors Program staff assistant is Ashley Wilcox. She can be reached at awilcox@ut.edu or (813) 257-3545. The Honors Program office is in Plant Hall Room 307. Honors Program forms and applications are posted on Blackboard.com. If you do not have access to Blackboard, please contact our office for a paper copy.  

R_PappDr. Raymond Papp

Honors Program Associate Director
Associate Professor, Information Technology

Dr. Papp teaches undergraduate courses in Advanced Application Development, Global IS Management, Gateways and Pathways to Honors as well as Managing the IT Organization at the graduate level. He has worked as a senior analyst in the insurance industry and maintains a consulting practice where he specializes in management consulting, e-commerce design and personalized computer training.

Dr. Papp has published in numerous academic and practitioner journals and presented at national and international conferences. His primary area of research focuses on the strategic use of information technology as it relates to organizational strategy. He has published numerous articles and a book addressing strategic alignment.

Dr. Papp was the 2008 Researcher of the Year as well as the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Student Involvement Award in the John H. Sykes College of Business.

To contact Dr. Papp, please e-mail rpapp@ut.edu or call (813) 257-3828. His office is in John Sykes room 306.