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: This is what happens when we ignore our own 'red lines'

Assistant Professor Haya Ajjan writes in several regional newspapers about the need to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a precondition to success in battling ISIS.

In My Words: Eliminate Duke's monopoly on renewables

Associate Professor Jeffrey S. Coker authored a guest column for regional newspapers in which he criticizes Duke Energy’s efforts to stop a North Carolina nonprofit from selling solar power to a Greensboro church.

In My Words: N.C.'s energy bets driven by ideology, not economic wisdom

Associate Professor Dave Gammon's column for several North Carolina newspapers looks at the way lawmakers support or ignore two forms of energy production in the most recent state budget.

In My Words: Legal protections needed for 'on-demand' workers

In a guest column published by several regional newspapers, Associate Professor Eric Fink at the Elon University School of Law points out shortcomings in federal labor laws as they apply to workers for app-based companies like Uber and Taskrabbit.

In My Words: Brought to you by the letters HBO and $$$

Associate Professor Naeemah Clark authored a guest column for regional newspapers about a new partnership between the Children's Television Network, which produces the beloved children's program "Sesame Street," and the premium cable network HBO.

In My Words: Government transparency is being lost

Jonathan D. Jones, director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition and an instructor in Elon University's School of Communications, authored a guest column for several North Carolina newspapers about recent changes to state public record laws.

In My Words: Stop talking 'rights' and start talking 'health'

In an open letter to presidential hopefuls, Professor Rosemary Haskell uses literature and knowledge of her native Great Britain to make the case for American policymakers treating firearms as a public health issue.