Dion Farganis, Ph.D.
Director of the Pre-Law Program
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Farganis is the Director of the Prelaw Program at Elon University. He serves as the primary point of contact for undergraduates interested in law school, and coordinates the various aspects of prelaw on campus, from advising to public events. Dr. Farganis is also a faculty member in the Department of Political Science, where he teaches courses in constitutional law, civil liberties, and American politics. His research focuses on the United States Supreme Court, and his work has been featured in top professional journals as well as major national media outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, and National Public Radio.
Nim Batchelor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ashley Hairston, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities
Dr. Hairston, who served as Director of the Pre-Law Program from 2008 to 2011, works closely with pre-law advisees, and offers research assistance and advice to any Elon undergraduates iinterested in the intersection of law and other disciplines. He is also the Director of Elon's Center for Law and Humanities. He teaches courses in law and humanities for both undergraduates and Elon law students. As Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities, Dr. Hairston bridges the academic and professional space, teaching American Literature, African American and Asian American Literatures, and classical literature, in addition to law-related courses. He is also admitted to the North Carolina Bar. His research interests include classical influences on African-American Literature and American Literature broadly, African American intellectual history, Asian American Literature, American Studies, and law, literature and humanities. As a former Association Dean (assistant dean) at the University of Virginia, he is also interested in issues of academic performance, curricular development, and education law and policy.
Betty Morgan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science & Public Administration
Chalmers Brumbaugh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Dr. Chalmers Brumbaugh, Professor of Political Science, works closely with pre-law students and specializes in the coordination of internships.
Sharon Spray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science
Dr. Spray received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Montana followed by graduate studies at Claremont Graduate School’s Center for Politics and Economics where she earned a Masters of Politics and a Ph.D. in Political Science. She teaches courses in domestic and international environmental policy as well as courses on the U.S. Presidency and the U.S. Congress.