Author Chris Alexander

Chris Alexander

Chris is a former Davidson professor of political science, associate dean for international programs and McGee Director of the Dean Rusk International Studies Program. He currently serves as Director of Parent Giving.

Parental Advice Student Studying on Lawn

Every year brings challenges, but sophomore year is especially tough for many students. The novelty of college has vanished, along with last year’s hall counselors. Classes get harder. Friend groups and identities shift. Big decisions about majors, study abroad and…