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:

  • A Lifetime of Migration:  Writing About Hispanic Identity in the Western United States (Kelsey Camancho / English major / class of 2014)
  • A Trip Down I-85:  A Visual History of Atlanta Rap (David Turner / Art History and Strategic Communications majors / class of 2014)
  • Performing Self:  The Intersection of Choreography, Improvisation, and Autobiography / Julie Crothers / Dance Performance and Arts Administration majors / class of 2014)
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me:  Stories From an Unforgettable Generation / Jake Sokoloff/ Music Theatre major / class of 2015)
  • I Travel Light:  An Original Novel Revealing the Complexities of Modern Physics Through Fiction / Brianna Duff / class of 2015)
  • Deviants:  A Staged Exploration of BDSM / Jessica Bond / Theatre Studies and English majors / class of 2015

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:

  • Determining the Mechanism Leading to Periodic Precipitation (Liesegang) Reactions / Alexander Bruch / Chemistry major / class of 2014
  • Music Genomics:  Applying Seriation Algorithms to Billboard # 1 Hits / Nakhila Mistry / Mathematics and Religious Studies majors / class of 2014
  • The Impact of Quercetin Supplementation on Cognition During Vigorous Exercise in College Students / Kelly Brand / Exercise Science major / class of 2014
  • Investigation of the Effects of Antifungals Caspofungin and Voriconazole on Human Epithelial Cystic Fibrosis Cells / Anna Olsen / Biology major / class of 2015
  • Investigating the Effects of Cell Membrane Organization on Lipid-Anchored Proteins / Kate Rasmussen / Biochemistry major / class of 2015
  • Effects of Genes on Concussion Susceptibility, Severity and Recovery Time / Graham Cochrane / Independent major in Neuroscience / class of 2015

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:

  • Welfare Narratives in US Political Rhetoric:  Stories, Power, and Contestation / Gregory Honan / Political Science major / class of 2014
  • The Effect of a Rewards-Based Intervention on the Nutritional Knowledge and Dietary Behavior of Adolescent Girls / Leah Jennings / Public Health Studies major / class of 2014
  • Risk Perception and Study Abroad in College Women / Paxton Syrek / Psychology major / class of 2014
  • Eurozone Crisis and the Catalan Independence Movement – What’s the Connection? / Meaghan Walsh / International Studies and Economics majors / class of 2015
  • Resilience Among the Children of Incarcerated Parents in Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC, 1980 – Present / Yasmine Arrington / History and Strategic Communications majors / class of 2015
  • Exploration of the Pit Bull Stigma in an Online Environment:  An Analysis of Impression Formation and Online Discussion Groups / Sara Hess / Psychology major / class of 2015