Every student at Maryville College completes a year-long research project called the Senior Study, whether the student’s major is Business & Organizational Management, Psychology, Biology, Art or any of the other 40 major fields of study. These studies vary from laboratory experiments to forms of creative expression, and all Senior Study projects feature a student and faculty mentor working together in discipline-specific scholarship. Select a major from the dropdown menu to view examples of recent Senior Study titles.

Student Name Major Title Supervisor
Ashley Ferris Business B-ing a B Corporation: A Look at Mountain Challenge’s Journey Through Re-Certification and Analysis of the B Corp Movement Dr. Jenifer Greene
Laura Pierpont '14 Art The Death of the Muse Adrienne Schwarte
Brittani Edge '14 Economics Expected Income and Consumption Habits of Undergraduate Students Dr. Shankar Ghimire
Geoffrey Bokuniewicz '14 Writing/ Communication Et Tu, Dude? Humor And Philosophy In The Movies Of Joel And Ethan Coen Mr. Kim Trevathan
Mallory Kirkland '14 Biology Effects of the Antiepileptic Medication Valproic Acid Sodium Salt (VPA) on the Histological Bone Structure Dr. Drew Crain
Stephen Revilla '14 Biochemistry The Role of Cadherin-Based Junctions in the Focal Adhesions of Keratinocytes Dr. Jerilyn Swann
Miranda Wright '14 Music Vocal Disorders and the Voice Care Network Mrs. Alicia Massie-Legg
David Lee Haskins '14 Biology Prey Base Species Composition of American Marten (Martes americana) in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan Dr. David Unger
Branden Hunt '14 Philosophy Social Media and the Existential Task of Existence Dr. William Meyer
Chelsea Tarwater '14 English
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When They Touched Me I Died: A Modern, Queer Revisiting of Faulkner’s Quentin Compson Dr. Will Phillips