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: That Time I Went to the Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello on the Fourth of July

Religious Studies Professor Jeffrey Pugh writes about the impact of experiencing a naturalization ceremony at the home of Thomas Jefferson on the nation's birthday

In My Words: Pending release of 'Dunkirk' evokes professor's memories of a father rescued

English Professor Rosemary Haskell writes about her fascination with the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II, which saw her father among those who were rescued. 

In My Words: History shows ‘alternative facts’ journalism can have real consequences

Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, recently published a column in regional newspapers about the impact of "alternative facts" on journalism. 

In My Words: Make America mannered again

Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about how America can regain its manners. 

In My Words: Law Schools Needn't be the Blacksmiths of Today

Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about the need for innovation in American legal education.

In My Words: Do They Know It’s an Awful Song At All?

Newspapers in North Carolina and South Carolina recently featured a column by Mat Gendle, professor of psychology, offering a different take on the popular holiday tune, "Do they know it's Christmas?"

In My Words: How to disagree in close quarters

The Burlington Times-News and The Huffington Post recently featured a guest column by Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of communications, who writes about the lessons learned from students who disagree without being disagreeable.