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: Poppies for War and Peace: 100 years since the end of World War I

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell writes about the significance of poppies in remembering the dead and hoping for peace. The column was published by WRAL, The Virginian-Pilot and the Greenville Daily Reflector

In My Words: Elon, Alamance County need school bonds

The following opinion column by President Connie Ledoux Book supporting local school bonds was published Nov. 4 by The Times-News

In My Words: To preserve our beaches we must rethink coastal real estate policies

This opinion column by Professor of Psychology Mat Gendle was distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate and was published in the Fayetteville Observer and Greensboro News & Record

In My Words: â€‹Drama of human history can put modern ‘miseries’ into perspective

This opinion column written by Associate Professor of Communications Tom Nelson and distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate appeared in the Greensboro News & Record and the Greenville Daily Reflector

In My Words:  How a scientist, professor, volunteer, and animal enthusiast found connection at the Conservators Center

This column by Kim Epting, associate professor of psychology, was originally published on the blog of The Conservators Center, a zoological park located in Caswell County. 

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.