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
Stephen Revilla '14 Biochemistry The Role of Cadherin-Based Junctions in the Focal Adhesions of Keratinocytes Dr. Jerilyn Swann
Brittani Edge '14 Economics Expected Income and Consumption Habits of Undergraduate Students Dr. Shankar Ghimire
Hannah Montgomery ‘14 Exercise Science The Effects of Kinesio Tape on Pain and Range of Motion of the Shoulder Dr. Traci Haydu
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
Mallory Kirkland '14 Biology Effects of the Antiepileptic Medication Valproic Acid Sodium Salt (VPA) on the Histological Bone Structure Dr. Drew Crain
Branden Hunt '14 Philosophy Social Media and the Existential Task of Existence Dr. William Meyer
David Lee Haskins '14 Biology Prey Base Species Composition of American Marten (Martes americana) in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan Dr. David Unger
Tyler Herron ‘13 American Sign Language-English Interpreting
The Acculturation Experience of Congenitally Deaf Hispanics in the United States and the Field of Trilingual Interpreting Dr. Geoff Mitchell and Ms. Peggy Maher
Delaney Cornelius '13 Psychology Remaining and Completed Actions of Goal-Setting and Effects on Achievement, Self-Efficacy and Self-Esteem Dr. Crystal Colter
Cameron Clark '13 Art
The Crisis of Postmodern Masculinity in American Art and Literature Dr. Susan Schneibel, Dr. Carl Gombert