Founded in 2010, the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research (MJUR) is a peer- and faculty- reviewed journal produced by a team of Monmouth College student editors and faulty mentors. Scholars from a variety of colleges and universities contribute to the manuscript review process. Our mission is to support development of high-quality original undergraduate research, recognize exceptional undergraduate scholarly efforts and accomplishments, and contribute to the undergraduate learning experience. MJUR accepts submissions from all academic fields and from any undergraduate institution, national or international. New volumes of MJUR are published annually in print and online.


Student Editors for the 2017 Issue

Cole Downey
Kelci Foss
Daniel Hitnzke
Sarah Lang
Abrafi Osei-Kofi
Diana Rubi
Stephanie Saey
Sophia Slocum
Riley Van Velsor
Isaac Willis
Haley Willits
Rachel Witzig
Hadley Smithhisler, Assoc. Student Editor

Faculty Advisors

Marsha Dopheide, Psychology
Judi Kessler, Sociology
Anne Mamary, Philosophy
Blake Nielsen, Psychology
Kevin Roberts, English
Brad Rowe, Education Studies
Michelle Holschuh Simmons, Education Studies
Tim Stiles, Physics
Fred Witzig, History

Marie Prince, MJUR Staff Support


The publication of this journal is made possible through the generous gifts from
Robert L. Best, ‘62
Margaret C. Bozarth, ‘61
Joan S. Kotz, ‘64
Dee Ann Shuff, ‘63
Louise C. (Pyle) Ruble, ’37