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Independent Projects and Faculty Sponsors

Independent Projects and Faculty Sponsors


Projects produced by the most recent graduating year are listed here. An archive of previous projects is available in the tab below.

Class of 2016

  • Caron Cecilia Byrd, “The Musical History and Significance of the Song We Shall Overcome,” Dr. Mark Schantz, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Karley Danyel Chamblee, Let Nature be Your Teacher:  A Look into Wordsworth’s Poetry and Nature’s Role in Cultivating Creativity,” Professor Joseph Stitt, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Lauren Elizabeth Chisholm, “Manipulating and ‘Destroying’ Film,” Professor Pamela Venz, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Monica Elizabeth Cook, “Photographic Storybook: Storytelling through Still Photography,” Professor Pamela Venz, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Julia Ann Creager, “Drawing Comparisons: Popular Culture References in American Political Cartoons,” Dr. Vince Gawronski, Faculty Sponsor.
  • McKenzie Nora Davies, “Making What’s Old New Again: Adapting Jane Austen for Transmedia,” Dr. Susan K. Hagen, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Howard Russell Day, “Malthusian Belts, Futurama, and Epcot: How Eugenics in Brave New World Enters the Tomorrow Worlds of the 1939 New York World’s Fair and Disney,” Dr. William Hustwit, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Bhakti Kiran Desai, “Dancing with Jane Austen: Translating Text to Film,” Dr. John Tatter, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Jeanna Gabrielle Gover, “The Battles of Reading Music: Transcribing Experimental Math Rock in Non-Standard Notation,” Professor Benjamin Posey, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Dunya Habash, “Documentary Storytelling: The Power of Narrative in Visual Media,” Dr. David Resha, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Amy Elizabeth Heldt, “A Story in Stitches, or Whether a White Woman can Create an African-American Story Quilt,” Professor Steven Cole, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Sean Johnston McCarthy, “The Cocktail Effect: Qualifying the Interactions Between KP1019 and 5-Fluorouracil,” Dr. Pamela Hanson, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Hailey Lynn Morris, “Taglit-Birthright: Exploring the New and Old of an Ancient People,” Dr. Louanne Jacobs, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Jacob Matthew O’Leary, “The Sound Underground: Exploring Music in the New York City Subway,” Dr. Katy Leonard and Dr. David Resha, Faculty Sponsors.
  • Maria Antoin Philip, “Content Analysis of Male Characters and Sexism on Friends,” Dr. Mary Kate Lizotte, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Braxton Scott Pitts, “Cultural Nationalism on Canvas: Albert Bierstadt and the Hudson River School,” Dr. Kathleen Spies, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Kyle Joseph Royalty, “Faith, Community, and Disaster: A Case Study of How a School Community in Freetown, Sierra Leone has Responded to the Ebola Epidemic,” Dr. Vince Gawronski, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Margaret Ann Ward, “Operatic Genius or Trick of the Light?: The Psychological Effect of Lighting Design in Riders to the Sea and The Mother,” Professor Matthew Mielke and Dr. Richard Rector, Faculty Sponsors.
  • Audrey Rachel Williamson, “Books are the Mirror of the Soul (as Evidenced by the Works of Virginia Woolf),” Dr. Jane Archer, Faculty Sponsor.

Class of 2015

  • James Nathan Boldt, "The Evolution of Machismo," Dr. Jane Archer, Dr. Clare Emily Clifford, and Dr. Vincent Gawronski, Faculty Sponsors.
  • Madeline Ann Broming, "The MTV Craze​: A Study of Popular Music in Film and its Role in Marketing," Dr. David Resha, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Rachel Buchan, "Music as the Language of the Soul: How Music Evokes Emotion within Listeners," Dr. Jeff Kensmoe, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Laura Itzzel Carbajal, "What Makes a Cake a Cake?  Tasting Celebrations through Different Cultures," Dr. Michael McInturff, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Margaret Elizabeth Gerker, "Mist: The Use of Photography as a Poetic Compliment," Professor Pamela Venz, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Kate Whitney Glasscock, "Re-Imagining the Deck: Creating a New Tarot for the Deep South," Professor Kevin Shook, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Mary Kathleen Hiller, "An Examination of Vaccines in the Light of the Anti-Vaccine Movement," Dr. Mark Lester and Dr. Wayne Shew, Faculty Sponsors.
  • Hallie Ray Jordan, "If Running Hurts, Why Run?: An Exploration of Humans as Natural Runners and the Current Debate Regarding Injury, Shoes, and Barefoot Running," Dr. Jason Heaton, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Philip Rhys Kelly, "Paws on the Mind: How Animal Assisted Therapy Affects Developing Children," Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright, Faculty Sponsor.
  • William Thomas King, "Trading in Feta Cheese for Fried Chicken: The Culinary Cultural Revolution that Accompanied Greek Immigration to Birmingham, Alabama," Professor Pamela Venz, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Smriti Bharadwaj Krishnan, "Comparing Dances of Power: A Brief Glimpse into Bharatanatyam and Ballet through the Kaleidoscope of Indian and Soviet Politics, 1920-1930," Dr. Mark McClish, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Andrew Garrison Linn, "Clay and Creation: An Examination of the Role of Clay in Creation Narratives, and Why Clay Fulfills this Role so Often," Dr. Michael McInturff, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Anna Catherine Malles, "Deafness in America: Disability or Cultural Phenomenon?," Dr. Richard Rector, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Ava Louise May, "Transformation of a Temari Sphere: The Application of Topology to a Cultural Art Form," Dr. Maria Stadnik, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Sydney Michelle Middleton, "Modern Medievalism: Art Deco Translations of Medieval Stained Glass Windows," Dr. Tim Smith and Professor Pamela Venz, Faculty Sponsors.
  • Faith Nicole Munford, "Strictly Home Made: Discovering the Art of Outsiders," Dr. Kathleen Spies, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Daya La'd Parks-Hogan, "May Day Queens: How Beauty Pageants Exemplify the Characteristics and Values of Southern Belles," Dr. Victoria Ott, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Lauren Elizabeth Patterson, "Arts Education: Fostering Self-Confidence, Self- Expression and Pride through Artistic Expression," Dr. Genell Lewis-Ferrell, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Samuel McPherson Prickett, "Off the Wall: Public Perceptions of Art in the Instagram Age," Dr. Daniel Coyle, Faculty Sponsor
  • Lindsay Claire Sheets, "Breast is Best: An Exploration of the Driving Factors of the Ghanaian Healthcare System's Promotion of Exclusive Breastfeeding," Dr. Amelia Spencer, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Andrew Lloyd Wisecarver, "Exploring the Poetic Documentary Form and Film Production Process through the Creation of a Documentary Short," Dr. David Resha, Faculty Sponsor.

Class of 2014

  • Ian Gregory Adams, "The Tale in the Telling: My Journey to Becoming a Storyteller," Professor Michael Flowers, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Robert Taylor Bain, "It's Getting Hot in Here: The Hedonics of Homemade Hot Sauce," Dr. Lynne Trench, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Thomas Hart Benton, "Fermenting a Revolution: The Role of Home Brewing in America's War for Independence," Dr. Randall Law, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Laura Elizabeth Clontz, "Ancient Glazing: An Exploration of Chemistry in Art," Dr. Scott Dorman, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Christen Leanne Connolly, "Children's Perceptions of Poverty as Perceived in Children's Literature: What Do the Children Think? Discussing Poverty in the Classroom through Picture Books," Dr. Amelia Spencer, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Lauren Victoria Erickson, "May the Odds Be Ever in your Favor: A Look at the Political Commentary Expressed in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction through The Hunger Games," Dr. Kent Andersen, Faculty Sponsor. 
  • Kimberly Ivette Estupinan, "From Nosferatu to Edward Cullen," Professor Matthew Mielke, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Alexandra Elaine Faust, "A Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Whimey Thing: Tracking the Successes and Failures of BBC's Classic and Modern 'Doctor Who' Series through British Television Advertising," Dr. David Resha, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Jerica LaShay Gibson, "Church Music in Transition: A Study in Why Changing Church Music Creates a Tension in the United Methodist Church," Dr. Lester Seigel, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Kaitlyn Nicole Green, "You're Important Now Because We Need You: The Effect of the 1959 Tibetan Exile on the View of Women's Roles in a Refugee Community Today," Dr. Mark McClish, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Bailey Rhea Kimbell, "Bound to Change: A Historical and Practical Study of Bookbinding," Dr. Charlotte Ford, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Kelly Elizabeth Lanier, "Mumford and his Sons: Disciples of a Modern Generation," Dr. Amy Cottrill, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Amanda Hope Lloyd, "Looking at Today's World through the Eyes of Camus: Exploring Current Human Rights Issues with the Voice of Albert Camus," Dr. Bill Myers, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Abigail Ward Morrison, "Fútbol, Violence, Politics, and Corruption in Latin America," Dr. Vince Gawronski, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Ashley Elaine Parsons, "Economies of Ale: The Economic Impact of Craft Breweries in Alabama," Dr. Kathleen Rossmann, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Ross Lane Pearlman, "Shapes and Colors: Exploring Ruth Herzog's Geometric Style," Professor Pamela Venz, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Gabriela Marie Sherrod, "A Rebel in Spanish Cinema: An Exploration of Camp and La Movida Madrileña in Pedro Almodóvar's Film Pepi, Luci, Bom, y Otras Chicas del Montón," Dr. Janie Spencer, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Susan Elizabeth Tuberville, "Human Trafficking, Immigration, and Organized Crime: Trends in the Southeastern United States and Mediterranean Regions," Dr. Vince Gawronski, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Elizabeth Roslyn Wallace, "'Proclaim Liberty throughout the Land': The Economics of the Jubilee Year in Leviticus 25," Dr. Amy Cottrill, Faculty Sponsor.

Class of 2013

  • Andrew Curtiss Clack, “How to Write a Seinfeld Sitcom: An Experiment in Screenwriting for the ‘Show about Nothing’,” Dr. David Resha, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Allyson Alayne Cox, “Don’t strain your neck! My Artistic and Religious Travelogue of Italian Renaissance Ceiling Art,” Dr. Michael McInturff, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Ryan Michael DeMarco, “Walking in Artist’s Shoes: Teaching Myself How to Paint Like an Impressionist,” Professor Steven Cole, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Elizabeth Anne Hagale, “The Art of War ... Famine, Conquest and Death,” Professor Steven Cole, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Abbey Victoria Hester, “Astronomical Mythology: Understanding the Stars through Creative Astronomy," Dr. Mark Rupright, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Kristin Nicole Meyer, “The Linguistics Behind the Logic: How Language Influences the Stigma of Atheism in America,” Dr. Clare Emily Clifford, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Rachel Elizabeth Morgan, “Statelessness and Public Health: A Comparative Study of the Tibetan Community-in-Exile and the Undocumented Hispanic Community in Alabama,” Dr. Robert Slagter, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Nona Ann Nichols, “Is BSC Safe from the American Culture of Fear?: A Study of BSC Students’ Safety Concerns and Avoidance Behaviors,” Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Kelsie Marie Overton, “From the Educator’s Perspective: A Look at why the U.S. Education System is Failing, and what Creative Solutions are Possible,” Dr. Louanne Jacobs, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Magdalena Jeanette Teske, “The History and Sociology of German-American Immigration: A Genealogical Study,” Dr. Judith Cox, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Chelsea Nicole Vance, “Lend Me a Hand Here: How Culture and Hand Morphology Influences Stone Tool Development,” Dr. Jason Heaton, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Savannah Julianne Wallace, “Behind Closed Doors: An Examination of the Disappearance of the Public Execution,” Dr. Vince Gawronski, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Joyanne Therese West, “Representation of Female Serial Killers in the Television Series ‘Deadly Women,’” Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright, Faculty Sponsor.
  • Joshua Jonathon Wilkerson, “The Art of Translation: Rilke in English,” Dr. Anita Huang, Faculty Sponsor.

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    Independent Projects and Faculty Sponsors Archive

    Class of 2012

    • Katelin Marie Adams, “Making Wages: The Process of Sociopolitical Art,” Professor Jim Neel, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kathryn Branson Bates, “Skydiving:  A Life or Death Business,” Dr. Jack Taylor, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Anna Elizabeth Bianchi, “The American Adam (and Eve?): Myth in American Frontier Fiction,” Dr. Sarah Frohardt-Lane, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Daniel John Burgin, “From Buchenwald to Bergen-Belsen: a Sculptor's Representation of Concentration Camps and their Role during World War II and Beyond,” Professor Jim Neel, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Claire Elizabeth Burns, “The Elegance of Refusal: The Role of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in the Rise of la Femme Moderne," Dr. Mary-Kate Lizzotte, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Camille Jacqueline Cannada, “Indiana Jones: Knight of Templar or Nazi?” Dr. Susan Hagen, Project Sponsor.
    • Benjamin Chilcutt, "Popular Music Hit Singles Aren’t So Singular After All: Patterns in Contemporary Country and Southern Soul,” Dr. Lester Seigel, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Veronica Marie Ferris, “Memorializing World War II: Tying Propaganda to Concentration Camps,” Professor Pamela Venz, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Melissa Ann Fetterer, "Dr. Seuss the Activist: Hidden Politics in Children’s Books,” Dr. Judy Cox, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Katherine Renee Gregory, "Living Large by Living Small: Engaged Buddhism in WWOOF Farming Practices,” Dr. Clare Emily Clifford, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kortni Miran Hadley, “Nature Methodized: A History of English Landscape Gardening in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries,” Dr. John Tatter, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Ashley Alane Hudson, “The Role of Art in Elementary School Education,” Dr. Genell Ferrell, Faculty Sponsors.
    • William Palmer Jackson, “Sólo hablan Inglés: Ideal Elementary School Pedagogy for Overcoming American Monolingualism,” Dr. Louanne Jacobs, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Artem Mikhailovich Joukov, “The Mission to Mars: Prospects of Manned Interplanetary Exploration,” Dr. Duane Pontius, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Collin Michelle Kurre, “Ambivanlent Othering: The History and State of Belly Dancing in America,” Dr. Fred Ashe, Faculty Sponsor; Amel Bahlouli, Advisor.
    • Kelly Elizabeth Lansden, “Pseudoscience and Ritual Behaviors: Marketing a Belief,” Dr. Mark Rupright, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kathryn Ann LeCroy, The Tulip Tree Blossom; or the study of nature for the delicate sensibilities of young ladies (Establishing the Presence of Botanical Literature in 19th-Century Gift Books in the United States as a Connection to the Culture of Popular Botany), Dr. Clare Emily Clifford, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Mary Anna Rose MacArthur, “Constructing a Children’s Picture Storybook to Deconstruct the Feminine Ideal,” Dr. Louanne Jacobs, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Jessica Carolyn Mayne, “Key to the Kingdom: an Exploration and Personal Application of the Artistic Symbolism of Keys,” Dr. Tim Smith, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Mary Warren McDaniel, “Ceci N’est Pas Un Rapport: Connections Between Psychology and Surrealism,” Professor Steven Cole, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kindred Case Motes, “The Other Victorians: Gay Literature, Art and Erotica in 19th-Century London,” Dr. Timothy Smith, Faculty Sponsor.
    • John Russell Norris, “Cult of the Bean: People of Contemporary Coffeehouses in Birmingham, Alabama,” Dr. Charlotte Ford, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Richard Lee Pearlman, “Science for the Inquisitive Mind: An Inquiry-Based Chemical Properties Unit,” Dr. Kelly A. Russell, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Amy Elizabeth Sessions, “Investigation of Environmental Sustainability and Economic Competitiveness in Switzerland,” Dr. Kathleen Rossmann, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Megan Stacey Snider, “Food Insecurity and Urban Neighborhoods: An Economic Study of Birmingham’s Food Deserts,” Dr. Kathleen Rossmann, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Matthew Douglas St. John, “Alcohol and Masculinity in Gilded Age American Cities,” Dr. Victoria Ott, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Daniel Paul Thomas, “’Astonish Me’: How Stanley Kubrick Revolutionized the Music of Modern Cinema,” Dr. David Resha, Faculty Sponsor.
    • John-Paul Tortorich, “High Water Everywhere:  an Exploration into the Modern-Day Preservation of Folk blues Traditions,” Dr. Fred Ashe, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Patrick Dearman Welch, “Gumbo:  Looking at the South’s Rich Heritage Through its People’s Vegetable,” Dr. Guy Hubbs, Faculty Advisor.
    • Janelle Therese West, “It’s Okay to Violently Slaughter Your Enemies…. If You’re a Greek God:  The use of Mythology to Legitimize Brutality in Popular Video Games,” Dr. Michael McInturff, Faculty Sponsor.
    • John Andrew Young, “Bollywood: An Exploration in the Evolution of Hindi Cinema,” Dr. Jane Archer, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kimberly Marie Zachow, “An Illustration of Extinction in Progress,” Professor Steve Cole, Faculty Sponsor.

    Class of 2011

    • Marian Lee Bradshaw, Life, The Universe, and Everything: Through My Palette,” Professor Steve Cole, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Sarah Carper, “Not Enough Ladies, Too Many Mans:  Using Feminist Fanvids to Critique Modern Media,” Dr. Jane Archer, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Corey Martha Raley Decker, “Would I follow in their Footsteps?:  How Birth Order and Parental Comparisons Shape Occupational Choices,” Dr. Tricia Witte, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Morgan Elise Eads, "Adding to the Noise:  The High Art Aesthetics of the Indie Rock Genre,” Dr. Fred Ashe, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Katherine Whitehurst Glenn, “The Haunted South:  How Southern Identity has been Expressed and Developed Through Civil War Ghost Stories, Folklore, and Supernatural Tales,” Dr. Clare Emily Clifford, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Brendan Joseph Griffin, "From the Tweets to the Streets:  Political Discourse in the New Online Culture,” Dr. Robert Slagter, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Zachary Laine Guyse, There’s More than One Way to Stuff a Cat:  Explorations in Taxidermy,” Dr. Megan Gibbons, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Allison Elizabeth Herren, “One Fish, Two Fish, Pink Fish, Blue Fish: The Effects of Children’s Literature in the Development of Gender Stereotypes,” Dr. Louanne Jacobs, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Hannah Faeth Holland, “Begging for Change: Transforming Conceptions of Homelessness through Storytelling,” Professor Kent Andersen, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Robert Kadish, “Into the Unknown:  The Trials and Tribulations of Writing my First Sci-Fi Story,” Professor Kent Andersen, Faculty Sponsor.
    • William Frederick Kleist, “Clutter: Our Daily Bread,” Professor Pamela Venz, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Matthew Russell Maloy, “The Art of Craft Brew: Creating a Brand,” Dr. David Schedler and Professor Kevin Shook, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Alexander Michael Masterson, “Resounding Tonality:  The Physics of the Pipe Organ,” Dr. Duane Pontius, Jr., Faculty Sponsor.
    • Ryan Lee Melvin, “The Economics of A Small Place,” Dr. Kathleen Rossmann, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kaitlin Rose Nobles, “Maps and Manipulation:  How the Intent For, Use Of, and Interpretation of Maps Shapes Our Worldview,” Dr. Ed Brands, Faculty Sponsor.
    • John Russell Norris, “Cult of the Bean: People of Contemporary Coffeehouses in Birmingham, Alabama,” Dr. Charlotte Ford, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Emma Morgan Palmer, “The Psychology of Secrets,” Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Mary Elizabeth Pickney, “A Life in Words:  Writing a Biography,” Dr. Peter Donahue, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Ashley Rose Rhea, “Reconstructing Images:  Antebellum Portrayals of Slaves in Images Used as a Contemporary Visual on Race,” Dr. Victoria Ott and Professor Steve Cole, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Kelly Nicole Roszczynialski, “Abstraction:  A Study of Language Through Artistic Expression,” Professor Jim Neel, Faculty Advisor.
    • Alexandra Elizabeth Sack, “Krishna and Cowboys, Gosahlas and State Fairs:  A Comparison of Indian and American Cattle Culture,” Dr. Amy Cottrell, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Katherine Alicia Sack, “What Makes Us Run?” Dr. Fred Ashe, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Simone Amber Schicker, Through their Eyes:  Women Rabbis Today,” Dr. Amy Cottrill, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Ellyn Susanna Sibley, “The Painted Garden:  A Cross-Cultural Examination of English, Japanese, and Southern-American Gardens,” Professor Cooper Spivey, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Marie Sandra Sloan, “A Tale of Two Tea Parties:  A Children’s Guide to the Japanese Tea Ceremony,” Dr. Louanne Jacobs, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Angela Kay Stevens, “Attitudes and Knowledge of HIV/AIDS on a College Campus,” Dr. Clint Bruess, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Benjamin David Tracy, “From 17th Century France to American Televisions:  A Tasty Exploration of the Evolution of Traditional French Dishes into American Households,” Dr. Renèe Norrell, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Emily Peyton Wallace, “Religious Materials:  Where the Secular and the Religious Meet,” Dr. Larry Brasher, Faculty Sponsor.

    Class of 2010

    • Laura Frances Chaires, "A Singing People: The Role of Hymns in the Baptist Church," Dr. James Cook, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Brigett Courville Chapman, "Courville Storytellers: A Screenplay of Cajun Traditions," Dr. John Tatter, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kimberly Paige Farris, "The Portrayal of Feminity in Gilmore Girls and its Psychological Implications," Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kelly Michelle Gronemeyer, "Wingardium Leviosa!: How Harry Potter Levitated Literary Concerns," Dr. Gail Smith, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kristin Elizabeth Hendricks, "My Yarn Stash Overfloweth: Comparing Real-World and Digital Knit and Crochet Communities," Dr. Rachel Clevenger, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Rebecca Ashley Hill, "The Ghost Dance, Circles, and Squares: The Lakota Response to Anglo-American Culture," Dr. Tynes Cowan, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Matt James Matlock, "From Turrets to Tackle Boxes, Stormy Weather to Sweet Tea, and Gargoyles to Greens: An Examination of Southern Gothic Literature through Research and Creative Writing," Dr. Rachel Clevenger, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Susanna Jean Miller, "Rings and the Art of Self-Identification," Dr. Jeannette Runquist, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Haley Elizabeth Mills, "Building a Better World from Mountaintop to Sandy Shore: A Critical Analysis of Two Home Repair Nonprofit Organizations," Dr. Frederick Ashe, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Rebecca King Renfroe, "The Art of Grief: A Photographic Representation of Cemeteries as Aesthetic Locations and Cultural Symbols," Professor Pamela Venz, Sponsor.
    • Bradley Godwin Robinson, "From Refuse to Reuse...Elements of Spolia of Pre-Christian through Medieval Rome," Dr. Timothy Smith, Faculty Sponsor.
    • MacKenzie Wayne Smith, "A Reinvention of American Film Noir," Dr. Alan Litsey, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Lance McCoy Spencer, "I'm a Mac, Could I be a College?: The Art of Video Production and Editing," Professor Kent Andersen and Professor Pamela Venz, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Carol Alden Thetford, "Who am I, here? Conceptions of Self in an Avatar World," Dr. Susan Cockrell, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Meredith J. Wiggins, "Fashion and the Economy: Collections for a Bear and Bull Market," Dr. Kathleen Rossmann, Faculty Sponsor.

    Class of 2009

    • Natalie Laura Ausborn, “An Assessment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Dr. Ed LaMonte, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Jason Patrick Beam, “The Effects of Leadership in the Jewish Ghetto,” Dr. Matthew Levey, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Natalie Faye Bonner, “The Things We Do to Our Bodies:  Issues in Modern Society Brought to Light,” Dr. Alan Litsey, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Forrest Cuyler Boughner, "Oh, James:  007 and Sexual Objectification,” Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright, Faculty Sponsor.
    • John Amos Boutwell, “A Profile in Creativity:  A Look at the Creative Process of Theodore Roosevelt,” Dr. Terry Goodrick, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Haley Dawn Box, "Urban Fairy Tales,” Professor Pam Venz, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Molly Christine Bynum, “Marketing Disney Movies:  Successes and Failures,” Dr. Jack Taylor, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Laura Frances Chaires, A Singing People:  The Role of Hymns in the Baptist Church,” Dr. James Cook, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Wynne Eilis Channell, “Trash and the Art of Recycling:  How Birmingham-Southern Can Help Save the Planet,” Mr. Roald Hazelhoff and Professor Cooper Spivey, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Rebecca Ashley Hill, “The Ghost Dance, Circles, and Squares:  The Lakota Response to Anglo-American Culture,” Dr. Tynes Cowan, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kaleigh Ann Hussey-Tomich, “What the Movie Ice Princess Tried to Teach You,” Dr. Duane Pontius, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Channing Nicole Kennedy, “Cultural Consumption and Social Group Identification:  A Comparative Study of High and Low Culture in Music,” Dr. Guy Dalto, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kristen Elizabeth Kerr, “Edgar Degas and Mirrors:  A Critical Examination,” Professor Cooper Spivey and Dr. Kathleen Spies, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Seong Eun Kim, “The Seven Deadly Sins:  Artistic Reflections on Current Social Issues,” Dr. Larry Brasher, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Amanda Michelle Kramer, “Onward Christian Soldiers:  Hymns of American Wars,” Dr. Lester Seigel, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Eleanor Carson Land, “Poppy:  The Economic and Political Landscape of 21st Century Afghanistan,” Dr. Kathleen Rossmann, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Benjamin Lloyd Miller, “Three Gorges and Aswan:  The Socioeconomic and Environmental Indicators of Large Hydroelectric Projects,” Dr. Kathleen Rossmann, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Angela Dawn Moore, “Massacring the Masses:  Millennialism and the Misuse of Leadership,” Dr. Ed. LaMonte, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Anna Kristen Nichols, “Bountiful Baskets and Abundant Tradition - Southern Family Heritage,” Dr. Tynes Cowan, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Marc Anthony Parker, “Aran:  Depiction of the Primitive in the 21st Century,” Dr. Sandra Sprayberry, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Allison Rose Schuver, “Elvis Presley:  The Man, the Gender, and the Gaze,” Dr. Tynes Cowan, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Jeanie Snipes Sleadd, “A Response to the Power of Advertising in Defining Femininity and Its Affect on Young Women,” Professor Pam Venz, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Miriam Ann Smith, “Compelling Secrets and Self-Identification in Church and On-line:  A Look at PostSecret and Its Implications,” Dr. Larry Brasher and Dr. Rick McCallum, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Peter Manley Starr, “Creativity and the Short Story,” Mr. Kent Andersen and Dr. Peter Donahue, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Whitney Allyn Williams, “Fashioning the Future:  How Global Changes Will Affect Fashion,” Dr. Scott Duncan, Faculty Sponsor.

    Class of 2008

    • Paul Edward Blom, “A Look Behind Bars:  A Case Study of Baldwin State Prison,” Dr. Guy Dalto, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Whitney Beck Brackin, "Llegando en el Corazon de Dixie:  The Immigration Experience of Latinos in the Birmingham Metropolitan Area,” Dr. William Nicholas, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Ja-Lin Chen, “Customizing for an Asian Market:  Coca-Cola,” Professor Pam Venz and Dr. Stephen Craft, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Jordan Elizabeth Duchock, "The Morality of Female Sexuality in Modern Popular Culture: A Textual Analysis of Sex and the City,” Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright and Dr. Alicia Weaver, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Rosalynn Joy Fairless, “Diddlings and Doodlings:  The Art Analysis and Psychology of Doodling,” Dr. Terry Goodrick, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Katherine Wynne Lamar, “Women and Advertisements in Post War America," Dr. Victoria Ott, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Cedric Raynard Rudolph, “Double Identity:  Blacks Performing Blackface and Whiteface,” Dr. Guy Dalto, Faculty Sponsor

    Class of 2007

    • Kelly Lorena Bragan, “'America's Favorite Board Game':  An Exploration of the Appeal of the Game of Monopoly in American Culture,” Professor Kent Andersen, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Corrie Elizabeth Clarkson, “Christian Assimilation and Conversion and the Visual Expressions of the Greek Realm:  Mariology and Iconography,” Dr. Samuel Pezzillo, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Joseph Tyler Cox, “Musical Glass:  The History and Physics Behind the Sound,” Dr. Duane Pontius, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Meghan Patricia Dannemiller, “Picture Perfect Suburbia,” Dr. Susan K. Hagen, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Clayton Lee Foster, “Profiling the Camshaft:  Lessons in Lift, Duration, and Pushrod V8s,” Dr. David Schedler, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kelly Lynn Frey, “Disney's Depiction of Women:  Understanding Disney's Contradictory Portrayal of Women after the Women's Liberation Movement,” Dr. Victoria Ott, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Hiram Jennings Goza, “Cultural Creations of American Masculinity:  An Analysis of the Freemasons in Developing American Masculinity in the Early Republic, 1790-1820,” Dr. Victoria Ott, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Bonnie Lynn McClure, “Matsuo Basho's Late Haiku:  Translations and Historical Context,” Dr. Matthew Levey, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Robert Nieman Rivard, “The Impact of Lithography on Advertising:  The Rise of Image Marketing,” Professor Kevin Shook, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Seth Logan Swanner, “Freaky Freud-day:  The Psychology of Horror Film,” Dr. Lynne Trench, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Megan Grace Wimberley, “Coaxing out the Recluse:  Discovering Emily Dickinson through Poems and a Play,” Dr. Alan Litsey and Dr. Gail Smith, Faculty Sponsors.

    Class of 2006

    • Elizabeth Bradford Frye, “Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills: A Lesson inFeminist Ambiguity,” Dr. Dominique Linchet, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kathryn Lee Gilmer, “A Dimension of Sight and Sound:  An Analysis of the Fan-vid Editing Process,” Professor Robert L. Shelton, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Elisabeth Anne Glenn, “Reactions to Integration by Private Schools:  Birmingham, a case study,” Dr. Edward S. LaMonte, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Walker Elwert Grooms, “Out of Step (With Itself):  The Amorphous Nature of Straight Edge,” Dr. Frederick Ashe, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Stefanie Marie Hall, “A Sociological Analysis of Protestant Conceptions of Salvation in the United States,” Dr. William T. Myers, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kandace Runita Hamilton, “The Reason Why I Sing:  A Vocal Exploration of Black Gospel Music,” Dr. David J. Smith and Dr. Thomas J. Gibbs, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Meredith René Hanson, “Arpilleristas:  Committing Voices to Memory,” Dr. William E. Nicholas, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Wesley Gannon Kelley, “Every Thought Captive:  Guilt in Evangelicalism?” Dr. J. Lawrence Brasher, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Elina Elizabeth Kukuy, “Bris Milah:  4000 Years of Religious Practice Meets Western Medicine and the Media,” Dr. Pamela K. Hanson, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Tony Wade Langer, “Help Yourself:  The Psychology of Helping Behavior,” Dr. Lynne Trench, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Tamara Dean McLeod, “Studying and Experiencing Creativity,” Dr. Ron Hooten and Dr. Susan K. Hagen, Faculty Sponsors.

    Class of 2005

    • Jeris Morgan Burns, “From Fountains to Flamingos: A Study of Yard Art as an Expression of Identity,” Dr. Robyn Ryle and Dr. Guy Dalto, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Lauren Elizabeth Kilgore, “My Grass is Blue: The Origins and Influence of Traditional American Folk and Bluegrass,” Dr. Vincent Gawronski, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Linnea Michelle Larson, “Federalized vs. Privatized Regulation of Research, Production, Distribution, and Administration of Immunizations in the US,” Dr. Sara Robicheaux, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Julia Tankard McMath, “Key Strokes vs. Brush Strokes: An Experiment in Digital Art,” Professor Jim Neel, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Robin Joyce Parks, “The Creative Class and the Revitalization of Birmingham's Urban Economy” Dr. Ed LaMonte, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Jeffrey Dwight Parsons, “Just the Facts: The Availability and Impact of Nonjudgmental Resources in Libraries for Gay and Lesbian Youth,” Dr. Terry S. Goodrick, and Dr. Tricia Witte, Faculty Sponsors.
    • Anne Aletta Terry, “Wine: Religious and Cultural Significance,” Dr. Michael McInturff, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Allison Paige Warren, “The Past and Present Cultural Significance of Body Art,” Dr. Thomas J. Gibbs, Faculty Sponsor.

    Class of 2004

    • Kimberly Leona Bell, “The Image of the Oriental Woman,” Dr. Matt Levey, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Sara Marie Doughton, “Cross Cultural Studies in Female Beauty,” Professor Kent Andersen, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Margaret Amanda Ege, “Legends of the Sea: An Exploration of the Romance and Reality of the Pirating World,” Dr. Tynes Cowan, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Karen Lynn Johnson, “The Free State of Winston: A Study of the History of Winston County, Alabama during the Civil War Period,” Dr. Sam Stayer, Faculty Sponsor.
    • John Thomas Newman, “Perceptions of the U. S. Military Presence in Okinawa,” Dr. Matt Levey, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Carl Hunter Russell, “The Art of Art Restoration: A Study of the Philosophy and Techniques of Art Restoration and Conservation,” Dr. Pamela K. Hanson, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Anna Marie Spruiell Kittinger, “One Man's Junk is Another Man's Treasure: Joe Minter's African Village,” Dr. Sandra Sprayberry, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Sunday Lynne Vanderver, “Impact of Images: Case Studies in Photojournalism and the Civil Rights Movement,” Dr. Ed. LaMonte, Faculty Sponsor.

    Class of 2003

    • Melanie Rose Barnhart, "The Exploitation of Women in Advertising and Its Effect on the Self-Image of Adolescent Girls," Dr. Kathy Hollingsworth, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Brooxie Carlton, "How Music Affects the Listener," Dr. Dorothy Hindman, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Kerry Beth Fox, "Quilting an Identity: Piecing Together a Sense of Self Looking into the Past and the Future," Dr. Charlotte Ford, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Whitney Leigh Gallien, "The Fears and Desires of Two American Generations as Reflected Through Comic Books," Dr. Tynes Cowan, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Nicholas Meyer Gaskill, "When a Newspaper can be a Bottle: Engaging the History and Aesthetics of Collage," Professor Jim Neel, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Mary Elizabeth Gilmer, "Eyewitness to Horror: The Impact of the 1862 Exhibition of the Matthew Brady Studio's Photographs of the Antietam Battlefield," Dr. V. Markham Lester, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Danny Patrick Gleason, "An Analysis of Common Approaches to Honors Programs in Higher Education," Dr. Katherine Kirkpatrick, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Lauren Ashford Harrington, "Lateralization in Rats: Is Handedness Distinctly Human?" Dr. Megan Peterson, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Angelika Ruth Kuettner, "Abraham Lincoln Through the Eyes of the 1860 Election Voter: A Narrative from the Voter's Perspective," Dr. Guy Hubbs, Faculty Sponsor.
    • John Eric Seay, "Breathing Life into Love: A Study of Relationships Through the Medium of Song," Dr. Charles Mason, Faculty Sponsor
    • John Tyler Thomas, "Literature of Fly Fishing," Dr. David Schedler, Faculty Sponsor.
    • Victor Vasile, "Two Wascally Wabbits: Brer Rabbit and Bugs Bunny," Dr. Sandra Sprayberry, Faculty Sponsor