Founded in 2011, 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 2016 Issue

Marian Hjelmgren
Sarah Lang
Jade Luthy
Anna Schnerre
Sara Stalter
Riley Van Velsor
Isaac Willis
Haley Willits
Rachel Witzig


Faculty Advisors

Marsha Dopheide, Psychology
Judi Kessler, Sociology
Ashwani Kumar, Physics
Anne Mamary, Philosophy
Kevin Roberts, English
Emily Rollie, Theatre
Brad Rowe, Education Studies
Hannah Schell, Religious Studies
Tim Stiles, Physics
Fred Witzig, History



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