Honors Program Directors

Plant Hall Room 307
Honors Program forms and applications are posted on Blackboard. If you do not have access to Blackboard, please contact our office for a paper copy.


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.

Department Contacts
Gary Luter( Faculty )
Professor, Speech, Theatre and Dance
Director, Honors Program
Tel: 813- 257- 3803
Mailbox: W
Building: PHRoom: 309
Alisa Smith( Faculty )
Professor, Law and Justice
Associate Director, Honors Program
Tel: 813- 258- 7283
Mailbox: Q
Building: PHRoom: 344
Carla Sykes( Staff )
Staff Assistant I, Honors Program
Tel: 813- 257- 3545
Mailbox: 147F
Building: PHRoom: 307