Marisa Waite and Dr. Mattingly 2018

Summer Fellows

What will you do on your summer vacation?

The Summer Fellows program at Ursinus allows you as a sophomore or junior to pursue an independent scholarly project under the close tutelage of a faculty mentor, when both you and the professor have more time to devote exclusively to research.

Your project can be undertaken as independent research or a creative or artistic endeavor, on or off-campus. You will do eight weeks of full-time study and receive a $2500 stipend and a room on campus.

Your faculty mentor will help shape and direct your project, and weekly common hour meetings are scheduled to bring all Summer Fellows and mentors together as an intellectual community. All fellows present their research during the last week of the program, and many fellows present at Family Day, Homecoming and at professional conferences off campus.

Recent Summer Fellows in Psychology Examples

Floyd Curry ’20
Title: Effects of Social Media on Self-Image of Emerging Adults.

Nicole Dalasio ’20
Title: Decision-making, Beliefs, and Personality.
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Stevenson

Aliyah Clark ’19
Title: The Developing Brain and How it May Be Impacted by Concussions.
Mentor: Dr. Joel Bish

Morgan Cope ’19
Title: The Self Expansion Processes: A Longitudinal Examination.
Mentor: Dr. Brent Mattingly

Marisa Waite ’19
Title: Pluralistic Ignorance and Hook-Up Culture.
Mentor: Dr. Brent Mattingly

Ace Melendez ’19
Title: The Origins of the Modern Queer Look.
Mentor: Dr. Abby Kluchin

Oluwagbotemi Olafunmiloye ’18
Title: Examining Barriers to Healthcare within the Black Community.
Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Volpe

Kayla Quinn ’19
Title: Self-concept in Autistic Individuals.
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Stevenson

Jessica Childs ’18
Title: Theater for Social Change: Prevention Programming for College Orientations.
Mentor: Dr. Meghan Brodie

Haley Zorger ’18
Title: The Wallowing Woman: Immanence as a Choice and Bad Faith in the Second Sex.
Mentor: Dr. Kuching

Anna Gulko ’18
Title: Aid in Dying: The Morals behind the Laws.
Mentor: Dr. Kelly Sorensen


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