Cory McKenzie

Cory McKenzie author

Junior Cory McKenzie, of Hampstead, New Hampshire, has seized many of the research opportunities available to him at the University of New Hampshire. He is a history and philosophy double major, but feels he still has so much to learn that he plans to add a classics major and remain at UNH for a fifth year. A member of the University Honors Program, Cory has studied the Greek and Japanese languages and has practiced Uechi-ryu karate. In the summer of 2011, Cory studied Russian Orthodoxy through a Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) grant and published his research experience in the 2012 edition of Inquiry. For the summer of 2012, Cory received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grant that allowed him delve into the archives to study New Hampshire constitutional history. He has been interested in New Hampshire history since high school and, after completing an early American history class with Dr. Jessica Lepler, his research led him to unexpected interviews with exciting people, including John T. Broderick, the former chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He learned that the “endless” research process keeps bringing him into contact with more and more scholars and ideas. In addition to writing for Inquiry a second time, Cory joined the journal’s student editorial board in the fall of 2012. After graduation, Cory would like to conduct research in Japan. “My plan is simply to follow my research projects and interests where they take me,” he says.