Elon College Fellows

Branches of the Elon College Fellows Program

Arts and Humanities Fellows

Arts and Humanities Fellows explore the breadth and depth of human creativity and experience in a community of fellow learners and with the guidance of a dedicated faculty mentor. Arts and Humanities Fellows select a major in one of the following:

  • Acting
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Arts Administration
  • Dance Performance and Choreography
  • Dance Science
  • English
  • Environmental Studies (Humanities)
  • French
  • Music and Liberal Arts
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Music Production and Recording Arts
  • Music Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theatrical Design and Production

Some recent Fellows Projects in the Arts and Humanities include:

  • Stay: An original country jukebox musical (Caroline Casey, Music Theatre)
  • Parapateo: An experimental exploration of the short story as form (Chanda Grubbs, English)
  • More Than Just Stuff on the Wall: Alternative ways of looking at university art (Alaina Pineda, Art)
  • Alexander to Augustus: The "Pre-"evolution of early Christian art (Sarah Simmons, Art History)
  • From Ireland to the Appalachians: The past and present state of the Jack Tale (Emily Stallings, English)

Mathematical and Natural Sciences Fellows

Fellows who delve into the mathematical and natural sciences seek to explore both the abstract and concrete structures that are found from the micro to the macro levels of the rational universe. Mathematical and Natural Sciences Fellows will major in one of the following areas:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Ecological Science
  • Environmental Studies (Science)
  • Exercise Science
  • Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Public Health Studies (Science)
  • Statistics

Some recent Fellows Projects in the Mathematical and Natural Sciences include:

  • Position-based and Keyword-based Parsing for Automatic Retrieval of Web Page Information (Bradford Nock, Computer Science and Computer Information Systems)
  • Bank Geomorphology on the Haw River, N.C. (Paul Robinette, Environmental Studies)
  • Analysis of the Interactions between Estrogens and Humic Substances (Laura Sumner, Chemistry)
  • Plant Extraction Preparation for Toxicological Assessment Against Soil Nematodes Meloidogyne incognita and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (Philip Zakas, Biology)
  • Traditional and Digraph Iterated Function Systems for Variations of Peano's Space-Filling Curve (Jessica Stewart, Mathematics)

Social Sciences Fellows

The social sciences study the myriad dimensions of human behavior and human relationships in order to understand individual and social life, including the profound social problems faced by humankind in the past, present and future. Majors include the following:

  • Anthropology
  • Environmental Studies (Social Science)
  • History
  • Human Service Studies
  • International Studies
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Studies (Social Science)
  • Sociology

Some recent Fellows Projects in the Social Sciences include:

  • "I Know I'm Attractive and that You Think So, Too:" The Influence of Physical Attractiveness and Narcissism on First Impressions (Ivy Crank, Psychology) 
  • Loanwords in the Lyrics: English in J-Pop Music (Matthew Davis, International Studies)
  • Does Academic Service-Learning Facilitate a Deeper Understanding of People Living in Poverty? (Margaret Spingler, Psychology)
  • Curriculum-based Questions and the Kinder-Training Model (Kayla Rodrigues, Human Service Studies)
  • The Introduction of Gender Quota Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (Megan Dempsey, Political Science and International Studies)