Jerry Herron

Dean, Irvin D. Reid Honors College, Professor of English Reid Honors College
Phone: 313-577-3030

Areas of expertise

Urban Studies


Jerry Herron is the founding dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University. A gifted scholar and teacher, 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 Raritan, Social Text, Representations, Georgia Review, and Antioch Review, among other journals.  He currently serves as President of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), on the NCHC Publication Board, and is also chair of the Wayne State University Press Editorial Board. 

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