In 1998, Calvin College received a grant from the Detroit-based McGregor Fund to establish a program of student fellowships for summer research with faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The resulting McGregor Fellowship program has funded collaborative student-faculty research since 1999. Although the original McGregor investment has been exhausted, the program operates with the generous support of private donors and continues to attract Calvin's "best and brightest" students and faculty to collaborative research projects.

2018 McGregor Summer Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Faculty Mentor Project Title
Lauren Moose Adel Abadeer, Economics A comparative Analysis of Women's Exclusion in the Arab World
Jamison Koeman Kristen Alford, Social Work Water and Health: Contextualizing and Evaluating Water Filter Distribution in Liberia (Phase 2)
Nathaniel Finneran Tim Bergsma, Business White-Collar Crime and Fraud: An Exploration of Sins of Omission in a Business Context
Noah Schumerth Mark Bjelland, Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies Public and Private Space in New Towns, the New Urbanism, and Conservation Developments
John Waldrop Kevin Corcoran, Philosophy Minds, Brains and Persons
Liam Ferraby and Annalane Miller Kevin den Dulk, Political Science, and Jason VanHorn, Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies Reducing Recidivism: Mapping Applications for Returning Citizens
Clayton Francisco Jane Hendriksma, Residence Life, and Amber Warners, Kinesiology Extending the Impact of the Gainey Leadership Retreat: Assessing, Optimizing and Continuing the Impact of a Student Leadership Training Retreat
Anu Teodorescu Doug Koopman, Political Science The Once and Future Republican Party in the United States: Exploring a Politics of Localism
Eleanor Vander Ark Mark Mulder, Sociology Rustbelt Religion: Faith, Identity, and Race in the Rural Great Lakes
Jacob De Man David Noe, Classics 16th and 17th century Theological Latin Translation Work, and Resident Assistant and Counselor for Tvscvlvm Michiganiense 2018
Joel Riddering and Annake VandeBrake Sam Smartt, Communication Arts and Sciences Video Production for Online Science Curriculum and Editing and Story Development for Feature Documentary
Hannah Jasperse and Josh Maher Dwight TenHuisen, Spanish Exploring the Colonial Archives of Arequipa: Networks and Evangelization Strategies of the Religious Orders in Viceregal Peru
Nicole Sweda Rachel Venema, Social Work Reporting to the Police: Analyzing Sexual Assault Case Data
Kelly Looman and Daniela Pereira Joel Westra, Political Science Shaping the International Security Order: Global Security Governance in a Changing World
Elena van Stee Roman Williams, Sociology Faith Through the Lens: Photovoice and Interfaith Dialogue