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: Subterranean Southern Homesick Blues (And Grays)

Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of communications, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about the complexity of Southern heritage.

In My Words: The unstoppable force of artificial intelligence vs. the immovable object of capitalism

Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that advances in artificial intelligence require regulation. 

In My Words: It’s time to remove memorials that erase our past

Raj Andrew Ghoshal, assistant professor of sociology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that Confederate monuments have failed in accurately reflecting history and as moral symbols.

In My Words: Shine the light of journalism on white supremacists

Associate Professor of Communications Rich Landesberg writes in this column for the Elon Writers Syndicate that now is the time to support journalists so they can keep the spotlight on white supremacists. 

In My Words: Learn the science before passing judgment on human genetic modification

Associate Professor of Biology Dave Gammon writes about advances in the modification of the human genome, and how best to process the implications. 

In My Words: Dispatches from the front

Religious Studies Professor Jeffrey C. Pugh writes about his experience as a counterprotestor in Charlottesville, Virginia, the hatred he experienced and what he believes was driving it.

In My Words: Is ‘fake news’ upending the marketplace of ideas?

Enrique Armijo, associate professor and academic dean at Elon University School of Law, writes about how "fake news" impacts the marketplace of ideas.