A&S Graduate Research

Graduate students at McMicken College of Arts and Sciences have a myriad of opportunities to engage in research that enhances learning beyond the classroom and guided laboratory experience.

Exciting research at the local, national and international level is available throughout A&S and our 21 master's and 14 PhD programs. Our students gain invaluable career and life experience working side by side with world-class researchers, in research as diverse as the Programme for Belize Archaeological Project, paleoceanography, international relations theory and global feminist studies.

McMicken graduate students excel each and every year, charting important, award-winning publications and presentations across the board and around the world.

In 2006-2007, for example, chemistry doctoral candidate Sara Andria was selected as a U.S. student delegate to the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany, while in Geology, Jay Zambito's proposal to the Paleontological Society was the highest-rated of 69 student proposals received this year from around the world by the Society.

Classics doctoral candidate Daniel Osland's master's thesis, stemming from research on Roman cities in Spain and Portugal, was accepted for publication by Archeopress. Classics graduate student Anne Feltovich earned a Fulbright Fellowship, and four students were offered full fellowships at the American School in Athens.

In English, Jillian Weise's first book, "The Amputee's Guide to Sex," was published by Soft Skull Press. She has been a poetry fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center and an editorial assistant at The Paris Review.

Increasingly, faculty and students work with community and corporate partners to advance research, educational and service goals. Researchers in the Department of Chemistry, for example, have partnered with Agilent Technologies to advance scientific discoveries related to metals within biological and ecological systems, one of many college-community collaborations. McMicken College also has a number of faculty in several departments - Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology and Sociology - who collaborate with researchers in the colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences on biomedical and community health projects.

For more information about graduate research, contact:

Robert A Frank
Assoc Dean for Research & Grad Studies
4150p EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center