Faculty Voices from Elon University

In line with its value of civic engagement, Elon University developed the Elon University Writers Syndicate to provide newspapers with guest columns authored by experts in their fields on topics of interest to residents of North Carolina and beyond.

The syndicate is managed by the Elon University News Bureau in coordination with faculty contributors.

Viewpoints shared by this syndicate are those of the authors and not of Elon University.

Recent Columns

In My Words: Conservative voices needed in climate policy discussions

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Biology Dave Gammon says that the climate policy debate needs voices and principles from across the political spectrum. 

In My Words: On World Humanitarian Day, honor aid workers

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro honors the work performed by humanitarian aid workers around the world on Aug. 19, World Humanitarian Day. 

In My Words: A free press is essential to democracy

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Dean Rochelle Ford of the School of Communications makes the argument that the freedom of the press is a cornerstone of a free society. 

In My Words: ​Do not forget the lives impacted and lost by forcing migrant families apart

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies Carmen Monico writes about the challenges migrants face in their journey from Central America to the United States, and urges readers to not develop amnesia about how families are being impacted.

In My Words: The immigrant experience, 40 years on

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell recounts her own immigration story and how her thoughts returned to that experience after recently meeting someone on a similar journey.

In My Words: Trusting women to make abortion decisions is a Christian norm

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Religious Studies Rebecca Todd Peters writes about the moral decisions that women make about their families. 

In My Words: Roe v. Wade's Unlikely Champion

A newspaper column by Associate Professor Andy Haile points to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court that indicate an overturn of Roe v. Wade isn't a foregone conclusion simply because of the court's pending conservative majority.