The membership of the Common Reading Committee reflects the major audience for the reading, first-year students, and those most responsible for integrating it into curricular and co-curricular programs. The committee’s chair, the Director of the Elon Core Curriculum, is responsible for recruiting other members. Committee members represent the areas in the First-Year Foundations where we expect the Common Reading will be used each year (COR 1100 and ENG 1100) and Elon 1010. The Dean and Assistant to the Dean of Cultural and Special Programs serve on the committee because their office arranges major forums for discussing the book. Two students will be recruited to serve on the committee.

Current membership:

  • Paula Patch, Associate Director of First Year Initiatives of the Elon Core Curriculum, COR 1100 Faculty Representative and Committee Chair
  • Alexandra Warren, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts, Faculty Representative
  • Brandy Propst, Director of Elon 1010 and Assistant Director of Academic Advising
  • Britt Mobley, Student Representative
  • Cynthia Jones, Associate Director of Residence Life
  • Danielle Lake, Director of the Center for Design Thinking
  • Destiny Payne, Assistant Director of New Student Programs
  • Jason Kirk, Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies, Faculty Representative
  • Karen Neff, Associate Director of Athletics Academic Advising
  • Kathleen Crosby, Lecturer in English, ENG 1100 Faculty Representative
  • Mayte de Lama, Associate Professor of Spanish, Faculty Representative
  • Patti Gibbons, Associate Director of Cultural and Special Programs
  • Rob Elbitar, Lecturer in Marketing, Faculty Representative
  • Ryne VanKrevelen, Lecturer in Statistics, STS 1100 Faculty Representative
  • Selma Maric, Student Representative
  • Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections and Associate Librarian
  • Tony Rizzuto, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Faculty Representative