Faculty Research

SU is proud of the outstanding efforts of faculty as researchers and scholars. Their robust research brings increased opportunity for student involvement as well. While we continue to be dedicated to our core values and providing the best educational experience for our students, we also emphasize the role of research and scholarly activity of our faculty. Dedication to scholarship and creative activity is core to their mission.

Faculty Researcher: Prestigious Multi-Year Grant Recipient

By receiving a grant from the Department of Education award, Dr. Pandey has successfully earned over $7.5 million in external funding for her efforts.

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Supporting Future Faculty Research 

Our Office of Sponsored Programs has strategically reinvested funds in projects that are expected to result in future research awards as well as to support graduate and undergraduate research. For example, the Building Research Excellence (BRE) program provides seed money to investigators to develop competitive research proposals that will further support the research mission on campus. BRE projects – ranging from integrative breast cancer care to acoustical surveys of African lakes to the genetic basis of multisensory signals in predators and prey – demonstrate the breadth of competitive research projects in which SU faculty are engaged.

Committed to Faculty Professional Development

The SU Faculty Mini-Grant Program provides awards up to $2,500 to encourage faculty to develop research, scholarly or creative programs that provide the potential for sustained professional development and “seed funds” to secure additional extramural support.

Faculty Learning Communities

The idea of a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is to support a group of trans-disciplinary faculty to engage in an active, collaborative, yearlong process that ultimately will increase faculty interest in teaching and learning and provide support for faculty to investigate, attempt, assess and adopt new teaching methods. The literature shows that students who learn in a university supported by LFCs ultimately fare better academically, socially and personality than those who do not.

Dr. Stuart Hamilton: Creation of Bathymetric Maps for Africa

This research project will design and conduct acoustic surveys for Lake Edward and Lake Albert and then utilize big-data GIS techniques to turn these acoustic surveys into bathymetric maps.

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Biological Sciences Faculty Team Research

This research focuses on how multisensory signals influence the perception of sexual signals by two receivers, female túngara frogs and frog-eating bats.

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