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
Branden Hunt '14 Philosophy

Social Media and the Existential Task of Existence

Dr. William Meyer
Mallory Kirkland '14 Biology

Effects of the Antiepileptic Medication Valproic Acid Sodium Salt (VPA) on the Histological Bone Structure

Dr. Drew Crain
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
Hannah Montgomery '14 Exercise Science

The Effects of Kinesio Tape on Pain and Range of Motion of the Shoulder

Dr. Traci Haydu
Brittani Edge '14 Economics

Expected Income and Consumption Habits of Undergraduate Students

Dr. Shankar Ghimire
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

Dr. Alicia Massie-Legg
Libby Hess '14 Spanish
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Magical History: Exploring the Chilean Dictatorship through La casa de los espíritus

Dr. Geoff Mitchell
Austin Solomon '14 Psychology

Retention At A Small Liberal Arts Institution

Dr. Karen Beale
Jennifer Bivens '14 Writing Communication

An Analysis Of General Purpose Controlled Natural Languages

Dr. Sam Overstreet