Elon University faculty are available to share their expertise, analysis and commentary on a wide range of topics. Experts are available for interviews in-person, by phone, video conference or the video studio in the Office of University Communications.

To be quickly connected with Elon Experts, please contact Owen Covington, Assistant Vice President for News and Information, at (336) 278-7413 or ocovington@elon.edu.

Featured Experts

Elon College, College of Arts and Sciences

Benjamin Evans, associate professor of physics

  • Magnetic Hyperthermia, Soft Robotics, Magnetic Materials, Biomimetic Cilia, Nanotechnology, Nanoparticles, Biotechnology

Peter Felten, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History

  • Learning Initiatives, Institutional Change, Learning & Teaching, Student Experiences in Higher Education

Dave Gammon, Professor of Biology

  • Public Perception of Science, Nature of Science, STEM Outreach, Animal Behavior, Nonmajors Science Education

Eric Hall, Professor of Exercise Science and Faculty Athletics Representative

  • High-Impact Practices, Mental Health, Mentoring, Concussions, Student-Athletes, Undergraduate Research, Physical Activity

Jason Husser, Director of the Elon University Poll and Associate Professor

  • North Carolina Economy, Survey Design and Methodology, Polling, Southern Politics, North Carolina Politics, Public Opinion

Charles Irons, Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Geography

  • Racial Justice Through History Nineteenth Century US History Race Culture and Ethnicity Race and Religion

Buffie Longmire-Avital, Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Health Disparities, Black Women’s Physical Health, Sexual Risk Behavior, Applied Developmental Psychology, Minority Status Stress

Amy Overman, Assistant Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology

  • High-Impact Practices, Mentoring, Science of Learning, Memory, Neuroscience, Aging, Metacognition, Faculty Development

Rebecca Todd Peters, Professor of Religious Studies

  • Poverty and Economic Ethics, Social Justice, Environmental Justice, Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice, Social Ethics

Safia Swimelar, Associate Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies

  • Visual Culture / Politics, European Politics, International Human Rights, International Law, Nationalism and Identity Politics

Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Director, Center for Research on Global Engagement, and Professor of Psychology

  • High-Impact Practices, Global Engagement, Early Childhood Development, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

Haya Ajjan, Director of the Elon Center for Organizational Analytics and Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

  • Entrepreneurship, Organizational Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Social Network Analysis, Data Mining Visualization

Steve DeLoach, Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics

  • Pedagogy, Development, International Trade, Labor

Raj Gupta, Associate Professor of Finance

  • Valuing Long-dated Options, Valuing Intangible Investments, Sustainable Investing, Financial Planning, Investments

Mark Kurt, Associate Professor of Economics

  • Macroeconomic,s Labor Economics, Health Economics

Brian Lyons, Associate Professor of Management

  • Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior

Robert Moorman, Frank S. Holt Jr. Professor of Business Leadership and Professor of Organizational Behavior

  • Workplace Cooperation, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Leader Integrity, Leader Narcissism, Trust in Leadership

School of Communications

Vanessa Bravo, Associate Professor of Strategic Communications

  • Public Diplomacy, Government-diaspora Relations, Public Relations, Interpersonal Communications, Journalism, Migration

Naeemah Clark, Associate Professor of Communications

  • Telecommunications, Mass Communication, Diversity Issues, Television Culture

Mark Cryan, Assistant Professor of Sport Management

  • Baseball in the Dominican Republic, Professional Sport, Business of Baseball, Greek Comedy and Tragedy

Anthony Hatcher, Professor of Communications

  • Media History, Religion and Media, Newspapers, Journalism History, Media and Religion, Journalism Educator, Blogging

Derek Lackaff, Associate Professor of Communication Design and Associate Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching and Learning, Civic Technologies, Social Media, Minority Language Technologies

Kathleen Stansberry, Assistant Professor of Media Analytics

  • Mobile Data, Social Web, Internet Privacy, Media Analytics, Social Media, Big Data, Public Relations, Influencer Metrics

Nicole Triche, Associate Professor of Cinema and Television Arts

  • Television Arts, Digital Video, Photoshop, Film Production, Video Production, Photography, Dreamweaver, Cinema Arts

Hal Vincent, Lecturer & Faculty Director of Live Oak Communications

  • Brand Management, Media Planning, Agency Management, Advertising, PR Strategy, Nonprofit Communications

Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education

Jeff Carpenter, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Teaching Fellows Program

  • Sociology, Technology, Teacher Learning, Collaboration, Social Media

Jon Dooley, Vice President for Student Life and Associate Professor of Education

  • Transitions and First-Year Experience, Student Activities and Involvement, Student Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion

Randy Williams, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Assistant Professor of Education

  • Social Justice, Crisis Management, Transfer and Non-traditional student services, Multicultural Student Services, Residence Life

School of Law

Enrique Armijo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

  • Media and Internet Law, Torts, Interaction Between New Technologies and Free Speech First Amendment

Catherine Dunham, Professor of Law

  • Trial Practice, Class Action Litigation, Civil Litigation, Gender Discrimination, Litigation Evidence

David Levine, Maurice Jennings Emerging Scholar and Associate Professor of Law

  • Commercial Litigation, Podcast Production, Intellectual Property Law, Intersection of Technology and Public Life


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