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Bonner Leaders Program

Service Learning Staff

Shannon Keen, M.Ed.
Director, Service Learning and Student Outreach

Shannon has more than a decade of experience in student development and program management. As Director of Service Learning, she leads a team that recruits and trains students, as well as assesses and continuously improves program operations. She also oversees community partner development and service-learning projects. 

Adrian F. Castillo

Program Manager, Co-Curricular Programs

As program manager, Adrian has the responsibility of overseeing daily operations of the Bonner Leaders program and its projects. He is an advisor to the Senior Interns, Bonner Leadership Council, and project leads. Adrian has years of experience in student leadership and development.  Prior to joining the Honors College, Adrian worked in communications for the UH Division of Student Affairs.  Adrian holds degrees in Middle Eastern studies and political science. 

Faculty Partners

Douglas A. Erwing, Ph.D, J.D.
Professor of History
The Honors College

Brad Smith, Ph.D
Professor and Director, School Psychology Ph.D Program
College of Education

Founding Director

Andrew Hamilton, Ph.D.

The Bonner program at the University of Houston was founded by Andrew Hamilton, Ph.D. He is the Associate Dean for Student Success in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at UH, and a former professor and Director of Biology Graduate Programs at Arizona State University. He is a lifelong advocate for the power and effectiveness of service learning. Under his leadership, the Bonner program was awarded the UH System Regents’ Award for Academic Excellence in February of 2016.