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Emily Underwood

Senior Professional Advisor
Interdisciplinary Studies (Residential)

(434) 592-6800



  • M.A. in English, Liberty University
  • B.A. in English, Liberty University



Mrs. Emily Underwood serves as the Senior Professional Advisor for residential Interdisciplinary Studies students and inquirers, a position she’s held since March of 2020. Mrs. Underwood began teaching UNIV 101 for Liberty in 2016. She currently teaches the INDS 400/491 residential capstone (since Fall 2020) as well as LUO courses for the College of Arts & Sciences (since Fall 2021). She earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Liberty University.

Courses Taught Regularly

  • INDS 400/491 — Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone
  • INQR 101 — Inquiry


Selected Presentations

  • “Vocabulary and Dr. Seuss: A Study in Zipf’s Law Search Frequency”, Indiana College English Association, 2021
  • “The Poetics of Good Literature”, Graduate Research Symposium, Liberty University, 2016


University Service

  • Faculty Mentor, 2nd Annual Conference: Network for Undergraduate Research in Virginia Conference (NURVA), January 2022
  • Research Week Judge, Liberty University Center for Research & Scholarship, 2021

Current/Potential Residential Student Who Is Not an INDS Major Yet?

Click the button below to schedule an appointment for an INDS inquiry meeting with Mrs. Emily Underwood, the departmental professional advisor.

When selecting an appointment type, make sure to first choose “Interdisciplinary Studies Dept.”, then select either an “Interested in INDS? – In Person” or “Interested in INDS? – Virtual” option.

Schedule an Inquiry Appointment



Current Residential INDS Student Looking for Advising?

Click the button below to schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor, Mrs. Emily Underwood.

When selecting an appointment type, make sure to first choose “Interdisciplinary Studies Dept.”, then select either an “INDS Advising – In Person” or “INDS Advising – Virtual” option.

Schedule an Advising Appointment



Topics to Discuss

A few helpful topics to discuss at your advising appointment with Mrs. Underwood may include:

  • Degree completion plan reviews
  • Career advice
  • Graduate school advice
  • Completing forms (Course substitution, add/drop, course override)
  • Planning for Graduation
  • Internships
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