Despite the challenges of teaching during a global pandemic, faculty in Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences continued to make significant contributions to their fields through their research. The works listed below are just a few examples that illustrate the breadth and depth of the College’s prolific scholars.


Thomas R. Erdmann (professor of music), “How Saxophonists Understand Their Music,” Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York; Queenston, Ontario; and Lampeter, Ceredigion, Wales, 2020.
Peter Felten (professor of history and geography), “Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College,” with L. Lambert, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2020.
Mary Jo Festle (professor of history and geography), “Transforming History: A Guide to Effective, Inclusive, and Evidence-Based Teaching,” University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, 2020.
Ryan J. Johnson (associate professor of philosophy), “Deleuze, A Stoic,” Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, May 2020; and “Nietzsche and Epicurus: Nature, Health and Ethics,” with V. Acharya, Bloomsbury Press, New York, NY, April 2020.
Laura J. Roselle (professor of political science and policy studies), “Spaces of War, War of Spaces,” with S. Maltby, B. O’Loughlin, and K. Parry (Eds.), Bloomsbury Publishing, USA, 2020.

Selected Articles & Book Chapters

Meredith Allison (professor of psychology), “Alibi believability: Corroborative evidence and contextual factors,” with S. Jung and A. Benjamin, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 38, (July/August 2020): 337-354.
Stephanie L. Baker (associate professor of public health studies), “Racial differences in the influence of healthcare system factors on informal support for cancer care among Black and White breast and lung cancer survivors”, with K.R. Ellis, K. Black, C. Cothern, K. Davis, K. Doost, C. Goestch, I. Griesemer, F. Guerrab, A. Lightfoot, N. Padilla, C. Samuel, J. Schaal, C. Yongue, and E. Eng, Family & Community Health, 43(3), (2020): 200-212.
James Beuerle (associate professor of mathematics), Aaron Trocki (associate professor of mathematics) and Karen Yokley (professor of mathematics), “Increasing Student Engagement in Calculus I,” MAA Focus, 40 (April/May 2020): 14-16.
Damion Blake (associate professor of political science and policy studies), “Researching Violence: Conducting risky fieldwork in dangerous spaces across Latin America and the Caribbean,” Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 14, (June 2020): 153- 169.
Ann J. Cahill (professor of philosophy), “Bearing the Brunt of Structural Inequality: Ontological Labor in the Academy,” with R. Crapo and M. Jacquart, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, 6(1) (March 2020): Article 3.
Pablo G. Celis-Castillo (associate professor of world languages and cultures), “The First Steps Towards Reconciliation: Memory Work, Critical Consciousness, and Emancipation in Renato Cisneros’s La distancia que nos separa,” A Contracorriente: Una revista de estudios latinoamericanos, 18(1) (Fall 2020): 57-78.
Justin G. Clar (assistant professor of chemistry), “Release and transformation of nanoparticle additives from surface coatings on pristine & weathered pressure treated lumber,” with S. Boggins, S. Thornton, D. Peloquin, and T.P. Luxton, Science of The Total Environment, 737, (October 2020).
Brandon K. Essary (associate professor of world languages and cultures), “(Video) Games, Gamification, and Game-Based Learning in the Foreign/L2 classroom,” with S. Bregni and C. Zambonie, Italian Language and Culture Conference, (Fall 2020): 7-29.
Alexis T. Franzese (associate professor of sociology and anthropology), “Family completion as part of the reproductive cycle: What it means to be done,” with K. Stober & A. McCurdy, Advances in Medical Sociology, 20 (2020): 261-282.
David E. Gammon (professor of biology), “Are northern mockingbirds classic open-ended song learners?”, Ethology, 126 (2020): 1038-1047.
Mina Garcia (associate professor of world languages and cultures), “Lope’s Hamete de Toledo: The infidel’s Body as Conquered Land,” Body and Religion 3, 2 (2020): 193-209.
Mathew H. Gendle (professor of psychology), “Sarvodaya and Elon University: A Model for Transnational Partnership in Community Based Tourism (CBT),” with B. Senadeera, Tourism in Paradise, 3, (2020).
Raj A. Ghoshal (associate professor of sociology and anthropology), “Searching for a Roommate: A Correspondence Audit Examining Racial/Ethnic and Immigrant Discrimination among Millennials,” with M. Gaddis, Socius, 6 (December 2020): 1-16.
Sarah L. Glasco (associate professor of world languages and cultures), “Illegal Mural Expressions: Graffiti as an Act of Resistance?” by Alain Milon, translated from French with M. Kemp in Hip Hop en Francais: An Exploration of Hip Hop Culture in the Francophone World, Alain-Philippe Durand (Ed.), Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, (2020).
Eric E. Hall and Caroline Ketcham (professors of exercise science), “Striking Down Barriers: Parents’ Perspectives of Youth Sport Programs for their Children with Disabilities,” with S. Corning, Advances in Physical Education, 10(4) (November 2020): 459-474.
Baris Kesgin (associate professor of political science and policy studies), “Features of Foreign Policy Birds: Israeli Prime Ministers as Hawks and Doves,” Cooperation and Conflict, 55(1) (2020): 107-126.
Sandy D.J. Marshall (assistant professor of history and geography), “Why are ‘we’ called ‘them’?: Storytelling and the contested terrain of post-conflict public formation,” with L. Staeheli and V. Celebicic, Environment and Planning D: Society and space, 38(2) (2020): 306-324.
Brian K. Pennington (professor of religious studies), “(Neo)liberal Challenges,” in Interreligious Studies: Dispatches from a Field,” H. Gustafson (Ed.), Baylor University Press, Waco, TX, (2020): 178-84.
Kirstin Ringelberg (professor of art history), “Prismatic Views: a look at the growing field of transgender art and visual culture studies,” with C. Metzger, Journal of Visual Culture, 19(2) (August 2020): 159-170.
Hwayeon Ryu (assistant professor of mathematics and statistics), “Stability, bifurcation and phase-locking of time-delayed excitatory-inhibitory neural networks,” with S.A. Campbell, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 17(6) (2020): 7931-7957.
Aaron C. Sparks (assistant professor of political science and policy studies), “Measuring Environmental Values and Identity,” with G. Henderson, S. Sriram, & E.R.A.N. Smith, Society & Natural Resources, (2020).
Jonathan T. Su (assistant professor of engineering), “A Subcutaneous Implant of Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate Causes Local Inflammation and Tissue Necrosis in Rabbits and Macaques,” with S. M. Simpson, S. Sung, E. Bryndza Tfaily, R. Veazey, M. Marzinke, J. Qiu, D. Watrous, L. Widanapathirana, E. Pearson, M. Melissa Peet, D. Karunakaran, B. Grasperge, G. Dobek, C. M. Cain, T. Hope, P. F. Kiser, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 64(3) (January 2020).
Safia N. Swimelar (professor of political science and policy studies), “International and Global Studies Capstone Course Innovations: Multimedia Identity Video Collage and Study Abroad Integration,” International Studies Perspectives, 21 (November 2020): 379-402.
Sabrina L. Thurman (assistant professor of psychology), “Using network analysis to capture developmental change: An illustration from infants’ postural transitions,” with D. Corbetta, Infancy, 25 (October 2020): 927-951.
Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler (professor of psychology), “Mapping understandings of global engagement,” with J. Ruelle and T. Peeples, in Mind the Gap: Global Learning at Home and Abroad, N. Namaste & A. Sturgill (Eds.), Stylus Press, (2020): 13-26.
Robert Vick (associate professor of biology), “Music Intervention in Undergraduates: The Relationship between Heart Rate Variability and State Anxiety,” with A. Tolley, American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 16(4) (2020):15-22.
Mark A. Weaver (assistant professor of mathematics and statistics), “Sensitivity and Specificity of Placental Proteins for Gestational Age Screening: An Exploratory Study,” with E.G. Raymond, L.J. Frye, J.P. Lebed, X. Ren, E. Steider, B. Winikoff, and K.T. Barnhart, Contraception, 101 (May 2020): 309-314.
Yidi Wu (assistant professor of history and geography), “Performing Loyalty: Classification of College Students in the Anti-Rightist Campaign,” Twentieth-Century China, 45(2) (2020): 148-168. Resources, (2020).


Amy L. Allocco (associate professor of religious studies), “Living with the Dead in Hindu South India,” Asia-Orient Institute, University of Tubingen, Germany, December 9, 2020.
Dillan F. Bono-Lunn (assistant professor of political science and policy studies), “State Minimum Wage Increases and Self-Employment: Analysis of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects Across Occupations”, Southeastern Micro Labor Workshop, April 2020.
Geoffrey D. Claussen (associate professor of religious studies), “Teaching Modern Jewish Ethics Through Role Play,” Society of Jewish Ethics Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 9-12, 2020.
Vanessa L. Drew-Branch (assistant professor of human service studies), “Tiptoeing through Landmines: The Suppression of Inclusion and Equity,” Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, November 16-20, 2020.
Kim Epting (professor of psychology), “Feminine and freaks: Linguistic framing impacts perceptions of hypothetical individuals”, Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, April 2020.
C.J. Fleming (assistant professor of psychology), “Consuming and creating media about mental health”, The 66th annual Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2020.
Joann F. Gruber (assistant professor of public health studies), “Yersinia enterocolitica Infections Associated with Pasteurized Milk in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2019,” Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 9-12, 2020.
Jessica A. Merricks (assistant professor of biology), “Integrated Lab-Lecture Courses Boost Non-Major’s Experiences in Introductory Biology,” Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research National Meeting, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2020.
Anthony M. Rizzuto (assistant professor of chemistry), “Development of a Lab to Improve Student Understanding of the Photoelectric Effect and its Implications”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, March 2020.
Andrea A. Sinn (associate professor of history and geography), “Tracing the Legacy of Nazi Persecution: Jewish Emigration from Nazi Germany, 1933-1945,” The 50th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, March 7-10, 2020.
Pamela D. Winfield (professor of religious studies), “Repositioning Power in Japan: Mandala Installation and the Reading of Empowered Space,” Esoteric Buddhism and East Asian Society international conference, Frogbear Foundation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA, March 6-10, 2020.

Exhibitions & Performances

Michael Fels (professor of art), Inauguration of public sculpture walk, City of Beaver Island, Beaver Island, MI, September 9, 2020.
Julio Agustin Matos, Jr. (associate professor of performing arts and music theatre director), In the Heights, Choreography (SDC Academic Tier B Contract, Chari Arespacochaga, Director), Tallahassee, FL, January 11-29, 2020.
Jen Guy Metcalf (associate professor of dance), 4th Annual Film Festival, Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, November 13-15, 2020.