Every student at Maryville College completes a year-long research project called the Senior Study, whether the student’s major is Design, Management, Psychology, Biology, Criminal Justice 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 include a student and faculty mentor working together in discipline-specific scholarship. Use the drop-down menu to view examples of Senior Studies chosen by faculty as exemplary.

Student Name Major Title Supervisor
Elizabeth Coyle '19 Counseling

Creating Together: Exploring the Connection Between Group Mindfulness Programs and Stress Reduction in College Students

Dr. Lori Schmied
Taylor Youell '19 Child Development and Learning
Finance / Accounting

The Effects of Socioeconomic Status on a Person’s Development

Dr. Kathie Shiba
Alyssa Ward '19 Biology

Investigating the impact of STLT-1 on Fibrinogen Thermal Stability and its susceptibility to coagulation and fibrinolysis

Dr. Angela Gibson
Ian Schomer '19 Mathematics

Mathematics and Music: Generating Polyrhythms from Cyclic Subgroup Structures

Dr. Jesse Smith
Andrew Pierce '19 Finance / Accounting

A Study of Credit Union Profitability Through the Scope of Analytical Processes

Dr. A. Reeves Johnson
David Peters '19 Design
Writing Communication

Adverse Digestion

Mr. Morgan Manning
Charles Russell '19 Biology

Characterization and Quantification of Fibrinogen and TLT-1 Binding Properties

Dr. Angela Gibson, Dr. Jerilyn Swann
Danielle O'Brien '19 History

Ideals in History: A Comparative Study of Charles S. Peirce and Reinhold Niebuhr

Dr. William Meyer
Kathryn Maley '19 Biology

Success of American Chestnut Hybrid Saplings in a Walland, TN Backcross Seed Orchard

Dr. Dave Unger
Cassidy Mahan '19 Psychology

Sexual Assault Shame: An Analysis of Victim Blaming and Religiosity

Dr. Karen Beale