Most dental hygiene programs are only two years. However, Amy Funk says WVU program holds their students to a much higher level. The program is the only one in the country which is a four-year integrated program, meaning students start in the program as a freshman and finish as a senior.

Social psychology studies the way people act in social situations, but Elizabeth Cohen considers herself a “social media psychologist,” someone who studies the way people interact on social media.

Melissa Morris likes to take things apart and find a better way to put them back together. She says to be an engineer, you must not only being curious, but also a problem solver.

Amy Hessl compares rings on trees to lines of music. She says each ring is like a note. But in this case, the music doesn’t repeat itself, because climate tends to vary in such a way that it doesn’t repeat.

While growing up, David Smith never worried about his family’s access to fresh, healthy food. Now, one of his classes is working on what he calls an "eye-opening" project about food insecurity. The class has partnered with students and faculty at Morgan State University and to examine food d…

Assistant Professor Ajay Aluri says we live in an “experience economy,” and businesses must constantly adapt new technologies being used by consumers, such as augmented reality, to market themselves. When the Hospitality and Tourism Management launched WVU in 2011, Aluri was hired and helped…

Though she was born a Buckeye, Rosemary Hathaway has always considered herself somewhat of a Mountaineer at heart. When she moved to Morgantown, she realized being a Mountaineer was about more than being a football fan, it was about something closer to people’s core identity in the sense of …

According to Professor Brad Humphreys, if college football players were paid according to what they generate for their university each year, some may make hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, the NCAA has made it impossible for college athletes to see the money.

When West Virginia native, Mary McClung, is creating a new puppet, she feels a special connection to them. She gets into their head, and tries to imagine what got them out of bed in the morning and helped make their decisions that day. Technically, as designer, she isn’t supposed to build th…

Before Shoji Satake found a career in ceramics, he was an Alaskan fisherman and received an undergraduate degree in government from The College of William and Mary.

Scheitle, a sociologist of religion, took a 7,000 mile road trip around the U.S. with Roger Finke to learn about currents of American religion. The two wrote a book called Places of Faith: A Road Trip across America’s Religious Landscape.

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